Let’s check captions! Remember, a caption is like a part of a news story. It must be: Objective States only facts No use of personal pronouns (I, you, we) Narrative A description of the actions happening in the picture, not of the object in the picture Tells us about the subject in the picture, not about the picture! Gives some extra information.
What do you think of this one? This puppy is so cute!!!
EEEEH??? Was it objective? Was it narrative? Described actions in the picture Described the subject in the picture, not the picture itself
What do you think of this one? Today is Gus the Pug’s birthday. He’s wearing the new shirt his mother bought him.
How’s the caption? Was it objective? Was it narrative? Described actions in the picture Described the subject in the picture, not the picture itself
What stories do these images tell?
What is a caption? A caption identifies the people, places, animals, plants, and structures in your photograph, then explains the actions. Brian, 12, is terrified as a horse sticks it’s head through the car window and tries to bite his head off.
Captions A really good caption gives some extra information, such as a quote from the person in the story, or explains something that we can’t see in the photo. Brian, 12, is terrified as a horse tries to bite his head off through the car window. Brian and his family enjoy going to the zoo, but rarely get to see animals this close. “I really thought it was gonna eat me”, said Brian.