CAPTIONING OF PHOTOGRAPHS
29th June, 2017
A caption captures the essential information about a picture in concise language.
To discover the theme of a photograph by writing a new caption for the picture
Pretend that you are a curator and that you need to write a caption which informs the viewers about the essential information conveyed in the picture.
Writing a caption for a picture.
- Start by writing what you see in the image
For e.g I see…
- Expand the idea to idea to what you think the photograph is saying i.e. theme of the photograph for e.g. this photograph says that…
- Revise your writing to create one sentence that described the theme of the picture.
- Now revise the sentences to make sure that your caption is concise and expressed in clear and specific language