Photographers often face danger to snap the winning pictures honored by the World Press Photo contest. This year a photographer stood in front of his computer screen to shoot the pictures that earned him an honorable mention in the prestigious contest.
Photo captions are often the first elements of a publication to be read. Writing photo captions is an essential part of the news photographer’s job. A photo caption should provide the reader basic information needed to understand a photograph and its relevance to the news. It should be written in a consistent, concise format that allows news organizations to move the photo to publication without delay.
John Smock, Knight International Journalism Fellow | August 14, 2008