Pictures vs Words:

A Photographer's Guide to Titles and Other Useful Text

We all know that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Words and pictures are two different ways of telling stories and expressing our ideas and feelings about a subject. One appeals visually, the other linguistically, to different areas of our brains to get their message across. However when words and pictures are used effectively together – pairing a compelling image with a clever title or interesting backstory – their impact can be truly inspiring.

In this thought-provoking book we explore:

  • The history of the pictures-versus-words debate
  • Why some visual artists dislike image titles
  • How titles and other text can enhance images
  • Tips for creating effective image titles and captions
  • The power of words placed inside pictures

Pictures vs Words is richly illustrated with photographs, each accompanied by a caption that explains the rationale for the picture’s title, sometimes offering alternative titles for readers to choose from.

Publication: © Kas Stone 2019; printed by Advocate Printing and Publishing Company, Pictou NS; Library and Archives Canada ISBN 978-1-9991806-1-4; softcover, 8″ x 10″, 38 pages perfect-bound. View sample pages HERE.

Price: $23 including tax for in-person purchases; $30 including shipping/tax for orders within Canada, payable by e-transfer or PayPal. To place an order please CONTACT ME.

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