Writing Photo Captions

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

Tips for Photo Editors

Take the initiative. Don't wait for assignments to come to the photo department. Control your own destiny. Generate your own photos and stories. This builds journalistic credibility within your newspaper and gets the photographer in on the ground floor when a story is taking shape.

Marcia Prouse for the American Society of Newspaper Editors | June 27, 2008

Cropping and Sizing Photos

You will consider two steps once you have decided you want to use a picture: cropping and sizing.

Cesar Miquel | June 27, 2008