Writing Effective Photo Captions
- Writing Effective Photo Captions
- Originally Broadcast On:
- May 07, 2015
- Time Estimate:
- One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.
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Even if a picture is worth a thousand words, it still needs a caption to hook your readers and tell the story. From Instagram to The New York Times and more, captions matter.
Whether you write captions for print, digital or mobile platforms, you'll get tools and techniques for compelling and clear captions. We'll discuss best practices about the length of captions and what essential information you should include. And we'll look at lots of examples so you can learn from the best.
What Will I Learn:
- How to write effective photo captions
- When to write extensive captions versus cutlines
- Top tips for writing photo captions
- The differences in writing for print or digital
- How to write narrative photo captions for a longer story
Who Should Take this Course:
Editors, writers, producers, designers, photographers, videographers and anyone who works with photographs and captions.
David Brindley is an editor, writer, researcher and strategic planner. He currently is managing editor for National Geographic and joined the magazine staff in 2002. He has held a succession of roles, including leading the research and fact-checking team and creating the publication’s first copy desk. Previously he was a senior editor at Bon Appétit, a reporter at U.S. News & World Report, and a senior researcher at the Brookings Institution. David is a member of the executive board of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES).
Image Credit: Becky Hale/National Geographic
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