Mary Vignoles

Photo Editor
Freelance
    
Location: Salem, Oregon
Biography: I am an award-winning professional picture editor who has helped photographers tell their stories and elevate their work, whether it was still images or video. Every photo project, every portfolio, and every collection of photos must have a... read on
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My Photo Editor Mind - Now is the time
mary vignoles
Mar 27, 2019
Updating your website can be both overwhelming and intimidating, and just one of those things that can be easily set aside for another day, another month, or even a year. Well I’m here to help you, from just going over recent work that needs to be added to a full-blown overhaul. It might be just to talk over whether you actually need an update. I’m here to help, so let’s get started. maryvignoles.com
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My Photo Editor Mind - What is a portrait?

By Mary Vignoles — I am currently judging a contest, and one of the categories is portraits. I am amazed (and not in a good way) how bad some of these images are...
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My Photo Editor Mind - Best Editing Advice

By Mary Vignoles — After I have completed a rather large edit for a project or story or even a website, there is one thing I always do – go through all the..
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My Photo Editor Mind

By Mary Vignoles — I am an award-winning professional picture editor who has helped photographers tell their stories and elevate their work, whether it was still..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Contest time already?

By Mary Vignoles — Oh my goodness, it’s that time of year again where it’s a mad rush to get contest entries done. It’s really interesting how..
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My Photo Editor Mind - You can’t handle the truth

By Mary Vignoles — Clients always tell me they want me to be honest with them about their work. And I am honest…brutally. When I was a photographer, I knew the..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Website Design

By Mary Vignoles — I have been getting a lot of questions lately about website design. My answer is always the same; concentrate on content, and the design will..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Contacting a picture editor

By Mary Vignoles —   So you are trying to get your work seen by a photo editor, and one way to do this is through various social media sites. Fair enough;..
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My Photo Editor Mind - No Excuses Please

By Mary Vignoles — Either you got the shot or you didn’t. “It was too hot,” “it was too cold,” “it was far away,” “it..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Wide angle lens abuse

By Mary Vignoles — It’s hard to concentrate on an image when there is too much distortion, and that is what happens when a wide angle is used incorrectly. A..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Good morning

By Mary Vignoles — My first task in the morning is to read my emails to see if there is any urgent work I need to tackle. However, the best emails are the ones where..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Watch those backgrounds please

By Mary Vignoles — I was recently judging a contest, going through the images, and was amazed how many people don’t seem to pay attention to the backgrounds in..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Get out of your car

By Mary Vignoles — Okay, I have a lot of pet peeves when it comes to photography, and one I have no tolerance for is shooting from inside a car. Okay, I get it, you..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Rathkopf Photography

By Mary Vignoles — “Wow,” was my first thought when I saw Anna and Jordan’s project on Anna’s struggle with cancer. To turn the camera on..
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My Photo Editor Mind

By Mary Vignoles — I am an award-winning professional picture editor who has helped photographers tell their stories and elevate their work, whether it was still..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Autofocus can hurt you

By Mary Vignoles — One of the major drawbacks of autofocus is that photographers sometimes rely on it to compose their images. But there’s a problem. The focus..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Keri Oberly says…

By Mary Vignoles — Mary came highly recommended by multiple photographers when I was in need of a photo editor to help me edit down a photo essay to a solid 20 and 5..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Words Matter

By Mary Vignoles — You only get once chance to make a first impression, and if that first impression is poor grammar on your website, my opinion of you just sank...
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My Photo Editor Mind – Photo Stories – Visual Novels

By Mary Vignoles — One of the biggest mistakes I see on photo stories is a lack of sequencing that makes sense. Remember, you are telling a story, and it has to have..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Best Editing Advice

By Mary Vignoles — After I have completed a rather large edit for a project or story or even a website, there is one thing I always do – go through all the..
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My Photo Editor Mind - New Edit

By Mary Vignoles — I’ve recently been editing a lot of images for photographers who are submitting their work to various publications. The publication usually..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Getting work - Shoot what you love

By Mary Vignoles — Recently, I’ve been talking to a lot of clients about freshening up their websites, getting on a better path for work, talking about..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Kind words

By Mary Vignoles — I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mary the past few years, where she’s been an independent picture editor. From day one, you can..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Caleb Kenna

By Mary Vignoles — When I first saw Caleb’s work, his landscapes and aerials are what drew me in, they were almost lyrical in how he captured the space. Caleb..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Take that off your website

By Mary Vignoles — I appreciate that you want to show your new work, and your first thought is to post it on your website, but for goodness’ sake, stop it, take..
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