Composing Photos That Sell

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Where do I want to sell my pictures?

Always a sensible question to ask yourself when taking a photograph. Composing photos that sell is not always easy. Photographic Composition covers the basics but this article looks at composing for specific uses and markets.

Writing Photo Captions

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Writing photo captions is simple. All you need are the six Ws who, what, where, when, why and how (OK so the w in how is at the end).

Qolşärif mosque Kazan Writing photo captions article
The Qolşärif mosque was opened in 2005 It is built on the site of a previous mosque that was established in the 16th century and destroyed whenIvan the Terrible conquered Kazan in 1552

The caption under the photograph of the Qosarif mosque in Kazan uses most of these but if you click on the picture you will see a different version.

Why Different Versions?

If you are producing a general caption for a picture, e.g. an image that is being sold by a stock agency then include as much information as possible. An editor can always remove surplus information but it is difficult to add.