Your gallery is filled with random shots, life events, quirky friends, costume pics, anniversaries, and more anniversaries, dates and dos, vacations, and parties. There is an endless spate of memories that open up floodgates of emotion that not just warm your heart but also make those memories remain significant to who you are today. However, randomly taken shots somehow lessen the significance of that moment. Some of them, even if taken over a period of time, reflect a certain commonality. In other words, there is always an underlying cohesive strain that runs through events and moments, and that is the strain we need to latch on to.
Creating albums is the best way to make your pictures talk with greater intensity about moods, interest, characteristics, and human traits – quirks or commonalities. The important thing is to make your album look, feel, and sound cool, and that can happen with the help of some superbly thought of captions. Yes, captions – those small little titles that seem to suggest an idea, a thought, and a mind frame. Under that umbrella of an idea would come certain pictures that fit in.
Are There Themes in Captions Too?
Yes, as many as you have albums. Chuck the old concept of album titles that say Friends, Family, Foes, Forever Buddies, and the old school album style captions. There is much fun and attitude in titles that really make you sit up and go click on to the next picture.
Those ideas don’t necessarily have to be sugar coated, making all moments sound ideal and just as you liked it. They could be holiday disasters or fiasco at work or Monday blues. In fact, who doesn’t like laughing at troubles of the past?
So Can We Rehash Old Pics?
Sure! And that is where your album gets a whole new feel. It is in getting the right caption where the exercise of not just slotting them in a whole new way begins, also getting some activities that fall into the slot. Now if that does not spur some real great photography, what will?
Photography being a highly creative field requires the beginning of ideas which then translates into seeking the right frames and the right moments to capture. Some begin the other way around -moments captured are slotted and given names. Whichever way, captions are the real stuff that allows one to say exactly what the picture means to them.
Here are some broader album captions that could be created easily and the easiest place to begin with is one’s Family. Instead of a generic Family Pics album, here are some caption ideas that could tickle the funny bone as well.
- Nap time Stories (Sleepy heads in the family caught unaware)
- Ring-A-Ring of-Noses (Shots taken when the nose is all wonky)
- Baby Blues (Crying baby pics)
- The Tooth Fairy Journal (Who doesn’t have those missing tooth pics?)
- Joy of a Holiday! (Holiday pics with kids)
- Report Card Day! (Yes, make an effort to snap this one up to catch the nervous tension)
- Mom’s Hug (One of the most loved pics ever)
- Birthday Bumps (You will love these pics many years from now)
- Adventures in the Garden (Childhood is all about the park and the garden – so here’s an album idea)
- Couch Stories (Lazy evenings on the couch while playing a game or reading)
- Me and the Baby (The winner when it comes to close-up shots)
- The Feelings Book (When you capture the many expressions that babies unknowingly bring on)
One for the Road!
Yes, perhaps you could add some more excitement to the moments you enjoy the most by creating excellently evocative titles such as:
- Exploring the Unknown
- Road to Paradise
- Epic Journeys
- Jungle Trails and Jungle Tales
- Free fallin’
- Here We Go Again!
- Bummin’ on the Beach
- Anatomy of A Weekend
And if it’s nature you are crazy about, there is no escaping the spate of pictures that any landscape artist would swoon over and they could surely do with some stellar captions like:
- Winter Wonderland
- Stars over the Blues (Nightime photographs are a clear winner)
- Sunshine and Sand (Find as many as you can and keep adding more beach time pics)
- Rivers of Life (pictures of rivers and streams)
- Sands of Time (Rolling dunes and you)
- Museums and Me (Here is your most bored expression at the most stunning of museums)
- Water Babies (Any guesses?)
Nature Albums which could be created from all kinds of pics taken in the backyard to your front porch, to trips in the wilderness. There is no end to capturing the wonders of nature and here is why this is the most creative of all albums when it comes to captions.
For example this picture and similar ones of clouds and formations such as this could be titled-Caught in the Storm
Another could be:
- The Greens Beyond (Green countryside)
- Skies Ablaze (Sunset pictures)
- Parched (Pictures of dry spaces)
- Auburn Haze (For autumn pictures)
- Coins of Gold (Leaves fallen on the ground)
- Crystal Clear (Pictures of morning dew on leaves and flowers)
- Garden Visitors (For creatures that visit your garden)
- Rain Just Keeps Fallin’ on My Head (For your rainy day pics)
- Spring’s in the air
Who can ever not want a Nostalgia Album – of kids growing up and mom and dad growing old. Here is a caption list for just that:
- The Black and White Era
- Bibs to Bandana (How he/she grew up so fast!)
- Being Together (Fun Family Portraits)
- Cool Kids on The Block
- And Time Stood Still (All growing up pics)
- Hello Yesterday! (Nostalgia – school time pics in uniform maybe over the years)
- Keep that Smile! (The biggest smiles collected over the years)
Here are some more that could easily fit into your everyday life. They do not necessarily need to be a life event of something that would strictly be called a memory yet…
- Wardrobe Blues
- Diet Killer! (Your Food Gorging Moments)
- Coffee, Me, and Cookie
- I’m Selfie-addicted (Okay this too is dedicated to you)
- Smugshots (When you love your coffee as much as your coffee mug)
- The Girl Thing (Fixing your face and your pout pics)
- Rush Hour Madness (Candid life pics)
One picture can never be quite like another but they do echo an emotion that could be similar and so the album gets going under the wittiest of idea. You too could begin your very own collection.