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    Caption Gallery suggestion

    Perhaps APUG should have a Caption Gallery where people post images without titles and others can suggest possible captions? I have probably put this in the wrong forum.

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    In my opinion if you have to caption your pictures then they don't have enough impact on their own in most cases.

    Sometimes a description works to put things in context but cutesy captions suck.
    Last edited by blansky; 11-17-2012 at 01:26 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.

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    If you take a portrait of Mr Smith, do you not caption or title it as Mr Smith?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    If you take a portrait of Mr Smith, do you not caption or title it as Mr Smith?
    I prefer 'Working Man'.

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    huh

    i thought the standard gallery was the caption gallery
    i have been adding my own captions for years ...

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    Then I guess this means no.

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    I could see it being interesting and somewhat funny.
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    If you take a portrait of Mr Smith, do you not caption or title it as Mr Smith?
    I don't title or caption anything.
    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.

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    I can think of doing something like that if the photograph was a snap shot or meant to be funny - as in jokes. But many of us are photographers shooting and doing our best to express ourselves. I don't want someone else titling my work. If I left it untitled, that's because I want each person to have their own interpretation - not title it for me. If I wanted to guide the viewer in certain way as to what I meant, then I'll title it minimally. My image should say the rest.

    I did ask a group at one time to help me title my work to convey what I wanted to say concisely. That's a bit different, too.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    If your pictures need captions and have no meaning without them, they've failed.
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