How to Write Captions for Your Photos

Photo of a cheetah with caption. Note that the caption for this image, published in Wild Planet Photo Magazine, details camera settings as well as the captive nature of the subject, including location where the image was photographed.
The caption for this image, published in Wild Planet Photo Magazine, details camera settings as well as the captive nature of the subject, including location where the image was photographed.

By Jennifer Leigh Warner, NANPA Ethics Committee Chair

It’s exciting when you decide to make the leap from viewing your image on the back of your camera to publishing that image for the whole world to see. So many thoughts are buzzing around your head, like “What will others think of my image?” and “Will this image impact the way people see the world?” With so much going through your mind, it’s important to not forget the ethical obligation you have to properly caption those photos for viewers.  

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