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    Unit 10 The Caption Unit 10 The Caption Presentation Transcript

    • Unit 10: The Caption
      • Getting information
        • Every picture in the yearbook should have a caption or photo identification.
        • Include the 5Ws and H.
        • Include first and last names of the people pictured, except for large informal groups.
    • Photographer Card should include:
      • Subject’s first and last names
      • Grades
      • Date
      • Location
      • Activity
      • Film Frame
    • Writing the caption
      • Photograph preserves action and emotion.
      • Written in present tense, gives the photograph immediacy forever.
      • Present tense verbs make the difference between simple explanations and colorful descriptions.
    • Writing the caption continued…
      • Should provide more information than is obvious from looking at the photo.
      • Use past tense when writing any information that goes beyond describing the action in the photograph.
      • Don’t be afraid to include the names of people not pictured if they had something to do with the event.
    • Writing the caption continued…
      • Sample
      • It’s a long haul from the parking lot on icy sidewalks for Kristen Kelley and Jennifer Rogers . A freak ice storm hit Smithville on March 3, lingered for three days and melted when 60-degree temperatures hit.
    • Appropriate captions
      • Intended to provide facts and enhance photographs.
      • Gags, inside jokes, “talking” to the subject don’t belong in the yearbook.
      • Inappropriate humor is often hurtful to individuals. Could lead to lawsuits.
    • Order of Identification
      • People read from left to right and the eye normally travels in the same direction on a photograph.
      • For candid photos with several people, identify the people in the foreground, then the background, or identify them in a clockwise direction, starting with the person on the left.
    • Order of Identification continued…
      • For variety, identify the person the action is centered around followed by the other people involved.
      • Rely on the reader’s common sense when leading them around the photography. Don’t over identify.
        • Sample
        • Sometimes, picking the best of the best is the hard part. Mr. Robert Longfeld, left, goes over a photo contract sheet with Cindy Phillips, right, to choose one of the 2,143 pictures in this yearbook.
    • Designing the Caption
      • Should be printed adjacent to the photographs they describe.
    • Lead-ins and special graphics
      • Add visual variety to captions.
      • Only one kind should be used within a section.
        • Bold-italic Lead-in
        • Behind the makeup, Rene Washington concentrates on finishing her face before the …..
    • Lead-ins and special graphics continued…
        • Top-line Initial Lead-in
        • I t’s all for a good cause Jen Carroll tries to remember, as her blood pressure is taken before she donates to the annual blood drive….
    • Lead-ins and special graphics continued…
        • Boldface Overline
        • Finishing the Red Tape
        • Registration for elective classes began August 15 and seniors got first choice. Penny Franklin….
    • Lead-ins and special graphics continued…
        • Boldface Hanging Indention
        • Seniors were bound for the
        • Broadwalk on Senior Playday,
        • May 15. Mike Myers, Shea Clark,
        • Tommy Johnson, Steve Byrd….