If you are restricted by the depth of the space, then
draw line (D)(the first of the desired measurement)
and then line (C) will be the width of space needed.
Common diagonal method for scaling
(c) A good way to avoid damaging the print is to tape hinge a
piece of tracing paper over the surface. This allows you to make your crop
marks without drawing on the print surface. Working on a light table would
If you wish to scale up (enlarge) a photo, tape the photo to the
lower-left corner of a piece of larger paper. Use a ruler and project the
diagonal out onto the paper then carry out the rest of the scaling as
22. Captions, Cutlines, and Credit Lines.
a. Captions and Cutlines.
Your photographs, despite their unique
story-telling ability, are seldom effective enough to stand alone.
matter how exciting your picture may be, it fails unless the viewer
understands the five W's-Who, What, When, Where, and Why of the photograph.
(1) It is your responsibility, as the photographer, to gather the
necessary information and write complete, concise, and factual captions, and
(2) The words "caption" and "cutline" are often used interchangeably;
however, in journalistic situations "cutline" is the preferred word.
make a cutline work, it must contain three basic elements:
(a) An explanation of the subject or action.
The first sentence
provides an explanation of the subject or action. It is the most important
element in the cutline. It links the