In chapter 5, Briggs talks about visual storytelling with photographs. Briggs highlights the digital camera basics very early in the chapter.
Pictures can be more powerful than words, if used properly. The audience can connect more with the actual scene or circumstance. Most of photography is just being the right spot at the right time. Timing is everything.
Often times, photographers will try to overdo themselves, trying to find the most artistic photo, instead of trying to take a picture that best captures the story.