I love this little activity that I see so frequently on Pinterest. It’s called “photo writing.” It is a simple idea that I learned from my sister who is a graphic and web designer. She would share a photo of something she had painted and told me that I could add my own caption to it (I would have to write it out myself). And I really love this idea because it is so simple to do and so visually appealing.
It sounds like a simple and easy idea to me. But the problem is there are a lot of people out there that are not very creative, and it can end up with just a bunch of random text that doesn’t work.
People always get frustrated because they see the image they want or the photo they need to add as text. To make that happen you have to have a very clear idea of what you want the caption to say. The best way to do that is to write out the whole thing. For example, you might want to write something like “I painted this for my boyfriend,” or “I have taken a picture of my painting” or “I took this picture to show my boyfriend.
If you want to create a clear, logical caption, then writing it out is the best way to do it. For example, if you want to write “I painted this for my boyfriend” then you are most likely missing out on a lot of the nuances that come from writing out the whole thing.
I wrote out my whole description of my painting and then read it out to my boyfriend. And he laughed at me. He has very strong reactions to pictures, and he is pretty good at reading what I am saying. It took me a few attempts to get the hang of it.
The best way to write out a description is to try and write every sentence the same way. This leads to more consistent, boring text. I did this by writing out my whole description in a long sentence, then going back and cutting out any parts that didn’t make sense. And then I wrote out the description again, but this time I wrote it out as a paragraph and then put the rest of the paragraph in a word document.
The best way to write out an image is to write out it a little differently each time you write it. This is much easier to do than writing it out in a long paragraph, but more difficult still. All you have to do is write out the image, then try out the writing each time you write it.
We all have our own writing styles.
One of the things that I love most about my job at Google is it is a collaborative job. As a team of students, we are trying to come up with the best way to write out an image. It’s our job to write out a picture, then try out all of the writing styles we come up with. We’re also trying to come up with the best way to write this paragraph. It’s a bit of a challenge because you have to do it a little differently every time.
Writing out images can be quite a challenge. Google is like having a team of very hard working writers who are constantly changing the content of the document. But students who write out pictures, or write out text using a variety of writing styles, can make for a really great team.