In another form of picture story, words and photos are of equal importance. Here a connected sequence of picture is embedded in a text. All picture stories begin with an idea and every element in the story should support that idea. The idea of a picture story can be stated in a sentence. Like the topic sentence, the picture story idea statement should give the topic and make a comment on it. Look at these two examples:
This is Centerville
Centerville’s rapid growth is creating safety hazards
The first sentence makes no comment about Centerville. It does not present an idea for the photo essay to illustrate.
Like a written composition, a photo essay needs to be organized so that it tells a story or explains or proves an idea effectively. The first step in organizing an essay is to choose the pictures that best illustrate the most important points about your idea that you wish to make