e. Film type and size (negative or transparency and ISO).
f. Project or job number.
Check whether the assignment is complete or not.
film will be sent on the same subject, mark "No."
h. Location of photo coverage (where you took the photograph).
It is important to remember that the
information in the first part of the
caption is crucial to the development of
a complete caption.
you, the unit or subject photographed, and
the action. The data must be clear,
concise and legible.
Remember that in
most cases you will not write the
caption that goes on the picture.
Learning Event 2:
DESCRIBE THE USE OF THE DESCRIPTION OF EVENT SECTION OF DA FORM 3315
Correct captions, As we have already discussed, your photographic
documentation coverage will be of no value unless the pictures are identified
by correct captions. A simple approach to complete captioning is to ask, who
is it, what is it, where is it, when did it happen, how did it happen, and why
did it happen? Having arrived at these answers, determine if additional data
is required to complete the analysis of the situation, leaving no significant
questions to be asked about the coverage.
a. WHO is it.
For this information, list the full name, rank,
organization, home town, and duty position of the individual or individuals
If you are shooting a company of troops it is not practical to
obtain this information from each person.
The name of the most prominent
person in the photograph such as the commander, platoon leader, or squad
leader, is sufficient.
If one or two people are dominant in the photograph,
then those names should be obtained. Under pure tactical conditions, this may
not be possible. Every effort should be made to obtain the data even though it
may be difficult.
b. WHAT is it includes, e.g., a specific weapon, type of vehicle, new
equipment, or a building.
Describe the action, situation, conditions, or
methods employed. Give the numbers, sizes, shapes, and distances involved. As
much information must be put into the caption as is possible.
especially important if you are documenting a subject or object that is not
familiar to you or other soldiers.
c. WHERE is it.
This information must include the city, town, or
village, and the county, state, or country, if it is not in the United States.
If you are in open country, name the terrain features, distance, and direction
to the nearest identifiable permanent object.
As an example; 50 meters
northwest of intersection of US 52 and State Highway 43, 16 miles east of Moad,