As a health, food and science photo editor at NPR, I assigned photographers and illustrators in making captivating content for sections that aren't always the most visually stimulating online.
The challenge forced me to think outside of the box when it came to a visual on the page. This story included gifs of chair seating and positioning that would be best for your back. The gifs allowed us to emphasize the correct movements more than photos could, and allowed the viewer to stay on the article page.
photographer: Erin Brethauer
As a freelance photographer, being your own photo editor is a constant challenge. Finding the right images to appease a brand, your style, and the narrative of the story is a balancing act.
In this story for USA TODAY, I photographed in the Sahara Desert and M'hammid El Ghizlane, a rural town in Morocco, near the Algerian border. Working under complicated conditions is something I'm used to, and as a photo editor it's important to keep the freelancer safe, supported, and trusted.