Join John McWade for an in-depth discussion in this video Nine captions on one photo!, part of Learning Graphic Design: Techniques.
Hidden, it seems, in every picture, are many stories. …There is kind of the global story of you see with these five students side by side …on the walkway. Then, each one of these people has a …personal story, or many. There's a story in the sidewalk. …Who designed it? How did it get there? …The student union building, who made that and how is it used? …What's that bicycle over there? What kinds of trees are these? …Many stories going on here. And one of the coolest ways to unpack …these stories is to write a caption for each one, and put it right on the photo.…
So, for example, look at this student. We've written a caption specifically for him. …Set it in a single typeface. This is Vectora Roman, bold caps. …It's Sans Serif, which against a busy background, I recommend. …It needs to be clean, very simple. We've added a thin border and put a …slight translucency in the background because laying small type across a busy …background will make a mess. But this tells a story.…
Tim has a story. Cassandra has a story. …
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