Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/12/28

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Subject: [Leica] Captions
From: imagist3 at (George Lottermoser)
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 13:24:46 -0600
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words 'n' pictures = potentially powerful communication

however those words require the same level of attention as the image
perhaps better to not have the words

if the image has little merit
perhaps simply use words


George Lottermoser
george at

On Dec 28, 2009, at 1:19 PM, Douglas Barry wrote:

> "Steve Barbour" <steve.barbour at> wrote in response to MR's
>>> Cute captions are death to a serious image.
>>> You want them as bland as possible.
>>> Simply descriptive. Or none.
>> good point Mark...seems if the image works, nothing more need be  
>> said...
>> if it needs to be said, it's cus the image has failed,
> Strongly disagree. A caption can add to a picture as well as giving  
> the who, what, where.... How the blazes can one "Untitled" picture  
> be remembered against the visual sea of other "Untitled" pictures.
> I like captions, but doctors differ and patients die :-)
> Douglas
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