What do you feel?
“ What do I feel when I look at it?” This is a question I ask myself every time I do captions.
I try to feel—feel not think, what a photo is about.
A caption isn’t just a brief explanation of a photo (as defined by google) .
It’s a story…
Sometimes it tells the obvious, for those who turn a blind eye
and relays the hidden message, for the blind.
I get questions from friends like “ Hey! What should I put here (photo) as a caption?”
“Is this one okay?”
“What do you think of this?”
These kind of stuff.
This is where I start to feel.
I believe that a good photo deserves a caption that portrays the emotions it has and it’s always a pity to see a shot paired with words that don’t give it justice.
I wanted to share how I do mine so here I am but since I’m not that great of an elucidator, below are several shots I got online… let’s see what we can do about them.
Before we start, I challenge you to feel the emotions each photo gives off and put those into words. I hope you can share them with me as well.
Let’s get it on! ^^
He said it was okay to fall.
As typical ones would go, the caption would likely be about a father-son relationship or that of journeys since a horse symbolizes one.
Think outside the box.
What might they be doing?
What could the father be thinking?
Is he even a father?
What face might the child be making? Is he excited?
Where could this be?
Who took this photo?
Also, put the colors into account… why black and white? Perhaps a memory?
Try to incorporate everything, even your own emotions, your current mood and even recent events. It doesnt have to be long. Sometimes it only even takes a word.
or when you come across a quote, you’ve seen somewhere or read in a book that meant something, you can always toss it in.
Enough of what?
Of feeling inferior… break free.
Of feeling caged.
Make a stand.
You deserve more than what little space you’re in today.
These are what it called to me. What did it tell you?
And there you go!
They might be a bit dramatic but yeah…
Writing has been a refuge for me, this has been a way to vent out emotions I don’t get much chance to share and I hope someone would also find this as a way to get it all out. Not all can write essays or construct poems or make stories but captions…they’re short but meaningful.
(all photos from Google)