In chapter 5, Briggs discusses the importance of visual storytelling with photographs. Sometimes pictures can replace words if used correctly. Pictures can be used to give the viewer or reader a different perspective of the story. Pictures are able to capture emotions, action, and scenes that can be visually interpreted
Briggs also discusses the correct usage of a camera when shooting, and explained how important it is to understand the functions of a camera and proper usage. Comprehending the fundamentals and being comfortable shooting should be your main goal when beginning to shoot. Multiple factors should be considered when taking a photo, the first being the type of lighting you are using; natural light (ambient), with a flash as the primary light source, or a mixture of flash and ambient light. Correct usage of lighting is essential in the completion of a perfect photo. Photography is a critical tool for journalists.