DAY 4 – LEARNING BASIC PHOTO SKILLS: “BLISS” -Add captions:

Photo taken at night with just a slight hint of the twilight colors above the mountains. Photo by Lanny Cottrell

Day Four: “Bliss” — Add Captions

What is your idea of bliss? Is it an image of your family, laughing at the dinner table? A state of total relaxation, while lying on the beach? Your latest painting, drying on the canvas?

A book lover might swoon over this sight of old books and a grand staircase in the library of Dublin’s Trinity College:

Spiral staircase in the Long Room at Trinity College, Dublin.

What is bliss to you?

Today’s Tip: See the short description under the photo? That’s a caption. Today, add a caption to your image so viewers know what they’re looking at!

Day Four: “Bliss” — Add a Caption

Bliss (noun): complete happiness, great joy, paradise, or heaven.

Captions are optional text fields that provide more info about your images, like the location, the date it was taken, and other details.

To add a caption, click on your image in your post editor to display options, which will appear at the top of the picture. Click on the speech bubble/balloon icon, which looks like this:

caption tool

When you click this button, a sample caption will display at the bottom of your image, which you can replace with your own. A short phrase or sentence will do.

enter a caption

You can link caption text as you would normal post text: highlight the words you’d like to link, and then click the Link button (the chain icon) in your post editor toolbar to insert your link.

Every time I post a photo on Facebook, twitter, Instagram, I always like to post a caption under the photo, whether it just be a humorous note, or wanting to describe the photo. Photographers will often post their settings of the camera when posting a photo. I like to read that because it teaches me how they did their photo, and I can learn from that.

One photo accessory you should check out is: lens filter ! Want to improve your photos without having to go to Lightroom or Photoshop every time, then do what they used to do with film: Use a lens filter.

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I have been a photographer for many years. Worked in retail selling cameras and accessories for over 20 years. Taught many photo classes, and have even been a judge in several county fairs. Now, I want to share photo instructions and entertainment with all other photographers around the world.

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