Unit 10 The Caption

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Unit 10 The Caption

  1. 1. Unit 10: The Caption <ul><li>Getting information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every picture in the yearbook should have a caption or photo identification. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include the 5Ws and H. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include first and last names of the people pictured, except for large informal groups. </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Photographer Card should include: <ul><li>Subject’s first and last names </li></ul><ul><li>Grades </li></ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Film Frame </li></ul>
  3. 3. Writing the caption <ul><li>Photograph preserves action and emotion. </li></ul><ul><li>Written in present tense, gives the photograph immediacy forever. </li></ul><ul><li>Present tense verbs make the difference between simple explanations and colorful descriptions. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Writing the caption continued… <ul><li>Should provide more information than is obvious from looking at the photo. </li></ul><ul><li>Use past tense when writing any information that goes beyond describing the action in the photograph. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to include the names of people not pictured if they had something to do with the event. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Writing the caption continued… <ul><li>Sample </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Appropriate captions <ul><li>Intended to provide facts and enhance photographs. </li></ul><ul><li>Gags, inside jokes, “talking” to the subject don’t belong in the yearbook. </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate humor is often hurtful to individuals. Could lead to lawsuits. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Order of Identification <ul><li>People read from left to right and the eye normally travels in the same direction on a photograph. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Order of Identification continued… <ul><li>For variety, identify the person the action is centered around followed by the other people involved. </li></ul><ul><li>Rely on the reader’s common sense when leading them around the photography. Don’t over identify. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Designing the Caption <ul><li>Should be printed adjacent to the photographs they describe. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lead-ins and special graphics <ul><li>Add visual variety to captions. </li></ul><ul><li>Only one kind should be used within a section. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bold-italic Lead-in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behind the makeup, Rene Washington concentrates on finishing her face before the ….. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Lead-ins and special graphics continued… <ul><ul><li>Top-line Initial Lead-in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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…. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Lead-ins and special graphics continued… <ul><ul><li>Boldface Overline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finishing the Red Tape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration for elective classes began August 15 and seniors got first choice. Penny Franklin…. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Lead-ins and special graphics continued… <ul><ul><li>Boldface Hanging Indention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seniors were bound for the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadwalk on Senior Playday, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May 15. Mike Myers, Shea Clark, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tommy Johnson, Steve Byrd…. </li></ul></ul>

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