Discussion in 'Alternative Techniques & Photo Gallery' started by vandecarr, Mar 25, 2008.
I don't know what to title this any ideas?
My first thought was "Walk Down Memory Lane"
Umm, so you have any additional info? Maybe about the subject, what you were trying to portray, etc?
Again, nice shot, Mike. More Holga, I assume?
As for a title, I'm really crappy at those. I hardly ever name mine. I'd just name this something like "Barefoot Couch Pose No. X" (assuming it's part of a series.
Neal, this one is shot with a Diana but I also have more of her shot with Holga.
If you can't come up with a title that doesn't seem to cheapen the image then I would say that 'Untitled' would be perfectly acceptable.
This is your photograph and you should be the one coming up with the the title. Titles break down barriers for the viewer, but should not limit that experience. Typically a title naming the objects in a photograph says that is all the photograph is about and the viewer is directed not to see anything more than that. The use of “untitled” gets in the way of a viewer’s experience of the work, they may wonder where the photograph was made stopping them from getting further involved. Portraits are often intimate moments, and nothing more than a first name or nickname and year are all that is needed. Simple and straight forward is the key with nothting to tell the viewer what to see or impact that experience, simply break down the small barriers.
For example, titles reveal the intentions of the photographer. Had Walker Evans entitled his photograph of a church in Alabama, “Church in Nonesuch, Alabama,” vs. the actual title, “Alabama,” the later implies the photograph is more about a whole culture, not just the thing itself, and expands the viewers experience.
than the artist intended.
All photographs that are works of art are about something more than what they are of. For the viewer, the art of seeing, or receiving, is a participation in the creative process no less essential and direct than the artist’s. Do not limit the experience with poorly chosen titles.
Thanks JC1220 you made a very good point.
The title I fianlly came up with is "The Secret"
looks kinda ghostly...cool shot tho.
Just curious. Why 'The Secret'? And how did experiences during the act of exposing the shot or your familiarity with the subject affect the title's outcome? Inquiring minds want to know.
I would put her name as the title. Fancy titles like "ghost woman walking down the memory lane while keeping a secret" are never good.
EDIT: Oh wait, you already got a title. Nevermind.
I would have gone with "White" then again I'm not very creative...
Separate names with a comma.