Credits: Style

Photographers should be credited using one of the two following styles. Treatment should be consistent throughout an issue.
Photographer: Greg Scheidemann
Photography by Greg Scheidemann

In general, studio names are not listed.

Multiple photographers should be credited using the following style.
Photographers: left, Greg Scheidemann; below, Andy Lyons.

 BH&G style as of 2017:

We will no longer be double crediting staff on a page. For example, “Producer and Styling” becomes “Producer,” with the styling aspect included in the credit. If styling played a larger role in the work, by all means use styling instead. And “Writer and Producer” or “Recipes and food styling” for outsiders is OK.

One-page stories: Credits go in the gutter. However, if a photograph or illustration fills a significant portion of the page, that will be credited on the byline.

Section openers: Photographer and stylists get on-page credit. Anyone else goes in the gutter.

Two-plus page stories: There can be no more than three credits at the bottom of the page. The rest go in the gutter. Who gets the on-page vs. gutter credit depends on the level of work contributed.

  • In general, we want to credit non-Meredith contributors on the page.
  • If the story involved a significant amount of writing (200+ words), we want to credit the writer on the page, especially if it is a freelancer.
  • We want to credit the producer or stylist because their work is seen in the story.
  • This is the order and wording: By; Photos/Illustrations; Styling; Produced by; Food styling; Prop styling; Crafts by

Gutter format: By: name; Photo/s: (item) name, (item) name, (item) name …; Produced by: Name; Styling: name

Well stories:

  • There can be four or five credits on the page. Although the layout might require fewer.
  • Staff needs to balance when they get credit (rather than every issue).  For instance, save “Produced by” for stories you feel you made a large contribution to.
  • Minimize use of gutter credits. Limit them to substylists, such as hair, makeup, …
  • Order: By; Photo/s or Illustration/s; Styling; Produced by (What word we use here will depend on the type of work. It might be Recipes by, Crafts by, Projects by, …)

 


 

Copy editors
Field editors
Food stylists
Guidelines
Illustrators
Names
Order
Photographers
Producers
Style
Writers

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