The Dreaded Photo Title and Description
I should have better titles for my photos but I absolutely hate trying to come up with a catchy name for a photo. I often just name a photo whatever it looks like, for example “Shore Birds” for a photo that shows a bunch of birds on the shore. The description also follows the same form – just describing what it is that is in the photo.
This is not very good.
I would like to have better titles and descriptions because this could potentially excite prospective buyers into buying my photos. But, coming up with titles is difficult and I needed a way to do this.
Below: An Example of a Bland Description from My Instagram Account @larslentzphotography
I looked at what other photographers are doing for their titles and descriptions, and they fall into one of two different categories:
- Weak – Titles and descriptions are just like I’ve already described and are not very exciting at all.
- Over-the-Top – Crazy descriptions and fantasy-sounding titles that really don’t make me want to buy or even take the photographer seriously.
These are both bad, and clearly a better system is needed to describe and title photos. Continue reading