(1) Each image is closely related to the one that precedes it and to
the one that follows.
The photographer must display the pictures in
(2) The first picture should have the visual impact to grab the
readers' attention, the middle pictures should be informative, and the last
picture should impart a definite feeling of conclusion.
c. Repeated Identity. This type of continuity is one of the simplest
to develop and the one photojournalists most commonly use in publications
(1) In its basic form, it involves the repeated appearance of the
same person or subject (repeated identity) in every scene of the picture
For example, if you want to develop a picture story of recruit
training in the Army, the easiest way of doing it is to select a typical
recruit and follow him through a day of training from reveille to taps. The
same recruit in every picture, but with every picture showing a different
scene and different action.
(2) Remember, this continuity presentation applies not only to
people, but objects, scenes, moods, and situations as well.
technique is the same; however, more ingenuity may be necessary to make the
presentation interesting and effective.
d. How-to-do-it Continuity.
This type of continuity employs a task
sequence of pictures showing step-by-step procedures for doing something.
You can use it to show how to make anything from an eye splice in a line to
building one's own boat.
This type of continuity is frequently seen in
Publishers commonly use this type of
continuity in how-to-do-it articles dealing with carpentry, hobbies,
homemaking, cooking, building, and sports such as bowling and golf.
e. Parallel or Contrast Continuity. Using this style a photojournalist
employs the "do and don't," "right or wrong," or "before and after" approach
in his presentation of pictures in the story. He will frequently use this
style to present two divergent points of view. As an Army photojournalist,
you might use the "do and don't" approach.
For example, in a story on
safety you may find that the "right and wrong" technique can be effective in
commonly used in picture stories dealing with progress.