Project 2 – Image and Text – Exercise

“Cut out some pictures from a newspaper and write your own captions”

 

Hooded Protesters in black jackets and balaclavas (Daily Mail, 5th November 2015, p. 21)

Hooded Protesters in black jackets & balaclavas (Daily Mail, 5th Nov 2015, p. 21)

The original caption on this image anchors it, and keeps it in context to the image. It clearly defines what is happening in the image to accompany it.

My own captions;

  • Anchor – Education protesters let off flare in Trafalgar Square
  • Relay – Has fashion gone too far?
Here's a dog that got rather too close to a porcupine (Daily Mail, 5th Nov 2015, p.30)

Here’s a dog that got rather too close to a porcupine (Daily Mail, 5th Nov 2015, p.30)

The original text provides an anchor to this image. It defines what has happened in the image, but it doesn’t justify how or why this happened to the dog, providing an extra depth to the photograph.

My own captions;

  • Anchor – Dog with a deathwish
  • Relay – Has animal cruelty gone too far?
Trying out airbush make up (The Sun, 5th November 2015, p.3)

Trying out airbush make up (Daily Mail, 5th November 2015, p. 51)

Again on this image, the caption is anchoring it and gives a clear contextualisation of what is happening in the photograph.

My own captions;

  • Anchor – The new trend that goes too far for price of perfection
  • Relay – Want flawless make up?

 

When coming up with my own captions, I found the relay ones more difficult. I struggled with trying to give a different meaning to a photograph without making it unbelievable.

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