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Photo or Illustration: Which Is Right for Your Project?

How does your image want to appear

1. Introduction (1:26)

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction (1:26) 1:26 FREE!
  2. History (1:58) 1:58 FREE!
  3. It's Real, Right? (1:49) 1:49 FREE!
  4. Retouching Gone Crazy (2:32) 2:32 FREE!
  5. Photoillustration (2:29) 2:29 FREE!
  6. Simplify Your Photo Shoot (2:35) 2:35 FREE!
  7. Impossible Photographic Feats (2:00) 2:00 FREE!
  8. The Power of Photography (1:57) 1:57 FREE!
  9. When Photography Isn't Needed (2:45) 2:45 FREE!
  10. Summary (1:24) 1:24 FREE!

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How does your image want to appear? Professional art director and design critic Angela Riechers helps you answer that question by examining the strengths and weaknesses of conceptual photography and conventional illustration. She also explains how these media affect the viewer intellectually and emotionally.

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Angela Riechers
Angela Riechers is an art director, educator, and consultant with fifteen years of professional experience designing national magazines including More , O at Home, the New York Times T Magazine, and Harper's . Her writing appears online on the AIGA Voice and Design Observer. She has taught numerous graphic design courses at the City College of New York and the School of Visual Arts. Angela's work has been recognized by the Society of Publication Designers and the Art Director's Club, and was featured in the The Speck Report: A Curious Collection of Uncommon Things. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons while studying for a master's degree in Design Criticism at SVA.