(Caption - Nature Vibes, Location -Devprayag, Alakhnanda River, Uttharakhand)
Nowadays a new young generation is very much fond of taking photographs with their mobile and posting the photos on social media platforms very frequently. The number of posts has been increasing day by day on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook etc. This is something very important for them to share the personal and happiest moments photographs with their friend. Not only the young generation but every smartphone users of middle age or old age share their happy or hilarious moments with others.
The purpose of writing this article is to let them know their one common mistake, which is regularly happening in their posts. This common mistake name is forgetting the caption of the image.
What is the Caption - brief text over or under a picture in a book, magazine, or newspaper that describes the picture or explains what the people in it are doing or saying.
Why caption is important - A caption is a description that accompanies a photo on social media. Captions can include text, hashtags, @ mentions, and emojis. Captions are an important part of telling your photo's story on social media and a key driver of engagement.
They convey vital information about who's doing what, when, where and (sometimes) why. Solid captions paired with interesting photographs can spark a reader's interest in a full-text story. Without captions, people conclude a photo.
Sometimes your interesting caption can urge other people's interest to visit the same location, and also increase the travel business and sometimes a common traveller can explore the unexplored area. Not only the destination but can also inform you about the different food, different taste, culture etc. This small caption can create a closeness between you and your viewers.
It must be mandatory for all my readers and who post their images so frequently.
Conclusion - A photo without CAPTION means Food without salt, Tea without sugar. So please think wisely before you post your photos and must cultivate the habit you to write a little brief about the photograph. This will be a great help to all those people who are hunting for a better place or food or whatever on this planet.
One drawback - If you are posting photos without captions then you are giving freedom to your viewers to use their opinion to understand the details of the photo. which may be harmful for the photos information.
Keep exploring and experimenting! Have a wonderful and happy photography life to you.
Photographer & Blogger Prasenjeet Gautam (www.prasenjeetgautam.com) has captured the above posted image - Devprayag. Uttharakhand. INDIA