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Old Dec 13, 2003, 12:01 PM   #1
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Default help picking titles !?!?!?

i have noticed that most pictures are improved dramaticly just by the title, so, do you guys have any tips for makeing titles?
titles may not help pictures al that much but a bad title can sure hurt a picture and i stink when it comes to titles
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Doubtless, there are multiple methods, but here's one I use when I'm stuck: association. For instance, say I have a picture of a tree in the middle of a field. What notions come to mind as I stare at the tree? Do I sense a bleak loneliness? Strength? What does the tree look like? Is it straight in a military fashion or crooked as if it were arthritic? So, say it's standing at attention alone in the field. Call it "The Sentinel." If it's crooked, maybe it could be "The Old Man of the Field."

In other words, look, not so much at what it is--a tree--but at what it appears to be.

And don't work too hard at it. Telling yourself you MUST be creative is a wonderful way to squelch creativity.
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