The Five W’s


I really hope I can do a better job labeling my photos than this. Remember the five W’s.

  1. What?
  2. Who?
  3. Why?
  4. When?
  5. Where?




About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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4 Responses to The Five W’s

  1. Louanna Wasson says:

    Amen!! Thanks for the reminder Dr. Mark!!

  2. onecalmmom says:

    The details are so important because we think we’ll remember, but we don’t!

  3. Nicole says:

    My favorite “test” is to see if I can sit next to someone while they look at one of my albums and not have to say anything. If all the questions they might ask me are already in the journaling, I’ve done my job. Because someday I won’t be there to answer the questions.

  4. marshamelk says:

    and another one – how did it make us all feel… which is kinda the why of the event or activity. I forget this on my digital pages sometimes, it is just so easy to move my photos in and arrange them, and I am doing them so close to the moment of the event, so I remember it all and think it is so obvious. But it won’t be obvious to be soon!

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