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Photographs

Definition

Advantages
Photos also can motivate readers.
Adds personal relevance.
Adds visual details.
Retains to the reader.
Can demonstrate developments.

Limitations
Not ideal for comparing values.
Cannot depict mechanisms.

PARTS OF A PHOTOGRAPH

Picture

The image that the reader views.

Caption

Captions are titles that highlight or


describe visuals, such as photographs.

Callouts

Texts that appear within the illustration


itself. In photographs, it is called label.

GUIDELINES

Guidelines for Photographs


Only use color when color adds value.
Indicate the relative size of the subject.
Remove non-pertinent items from the
background.

Guidelines for Captions


Give the illustration a unique caption.
Should not give information found in
the text or photograph.
Should not provide unnecessary
background information.
Use longer and more descriptive
captions for a lay audience than those
for a purely technical or scientific
audience.

Guidelines for Captions


(Contd.)

Write the caption as a noun.

Guidelines for Callouts


Make it visible.
Where possible, keep the line straight.

APPLICATIONS

It was suggested that the interior of the


canteen should be wider.

Figure 1. Interior of Canteen.

The four entrances of the canteen


are positioned perfectly because
each and every entrance is very
accessible to the students.

Figure 2. Front left(A), front right(B), back (C)


and left side (D) Entrance of Canteen.

The eating areas are unorganized and


theres a need of more cleaners .

Figure 3. Eating area at the left (A) and right


(B) of the canteen.

References
Books
Mills, Gordon H. and John A. Walter, Technical
Writing, Revised Ed., Ken Inc., 1980.
Budinski, Kenneth G., Engineers Guide to Technical
Writing, ASM International, 2001.
Rubens, Philip, Science and Technical Writing: A
Manual of
Style, 2nd Ed., Routledge, 2001.
Alred, Gerald J. et. al., Handbook of Technical
Writing, 9th
Ed., Bedford/St. Martins, 2009.
Websites
http://www.ehow.com/info_12061669_advantages disadvantages-using-photographs-presentation.html