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APA Photography citation for APA format

APA (American Psychological Association) style is frequently used to cite sources like videos, movies, articles from periodicals within the social sciences. Drawings and photographs can be used to communicate very specific information about a subject. Thanks to software, both are now highly manipulable. For the sake of readability and simplicity, line drawings should be used, and photographs should have the highest possible contrast between the background and focal point. Cropping, cutting out extraneous detail, can be very beneficial for a photograph. Use software like GraphicConverter or Photoshop to convert color photographs to black and white before printing on a laser printer. Otherwise most printers will produce an image with poor contrast.

Though you may have permission to use a photo, you must still credit the photography creator or copyright owner, to facilitate this process use free citation machine. In statements of usage rights on websites, this practice is often called “attribution.” In some cases, you will be instructed to attribute the image to an institution that owns the copyright. Look for a link on a website or database called “Terms of Use” or something similar.

Conform as closely as possible to the structure and examples below with the information you have available. Consult APA style guide for more detailed explanations and for exceptions (such as images without a listed date or creator). To create reference on APA photo online within APA citation generator, follow the template:

  • Author’s name;
  • Year;
  • Title of the work;
  • Source on retrieved item (URL);
  • Date.

Many images found online have few details, but always check extra information by: clicking on the image or hovering your mouse over it, looking at the bottom of the image, looking at the URL.