Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
If your pictures need captions and have no meaning without them, they've failed.
I don't believe in coming up with cutesie titles for my pictures either, but just because the viewer can't find "a" meaning, does not mean the photographer failed, IMO. I would much rather have some kind of "impact" on the viewer, as stated by Blansky above, but let the viewer find his own meaning. I do believe in an "informative" type wording, stopping short of adding "meaning", afterall, there could be no meaning at all.