Caption Writing Template
Copy and paste the text below into the Caption field in Photo Mechanic, and replace color-coded words with the correct information. The colors will not transfer, but you can still see how the caption is to be written and what information you need to include. You can also just view this page as a reference as you’re writing your captions.
Remember that all captions need to have the Who, What, Where, and When information in the FIRST SENTENCE. You also need to include a SECOND SENTENCE giving more information about the person or the event. Also, in the second sentence, refer to the person by LAST NAME ONLY.
For a photo where a student is the subject:
Student and Grade Number or job title and Teacher Name does something specific in the simple present tense (NO -ING VERBS) during teacher name’s period number class name. Second sentence (in any tense) giving more information about the person (identified only by last name) or the class.
For a photo where a teacher or staff person is the subject:
Job title and Staff Person’s Name does something specific in the simple present tense (NO -ING VERBS) during period number in location. Second sentence (in any tense) giving more information about the person (identified only by last name) or what they are doing.
Student – Zahra’a Hashem (12) works on her state capitals worksheet during Brian Goodbrake’s 2nd period AP U.S. History class. Hashem and her classmates will have a quiz over state capitals next week.
Notice that it says “works on her state capitols worksheet,” NOT “does a worksheet.” BE SPECIFIC!
Angel Tran (12) puts the finishing touches on her sports story during Greg Keller’s 4th period Advocate newspaper class. Tran’s story will be posted this afternoon on the Advocate Online website.
Staff – Associate Principal Josh Lupher conducts a staff meeting about new tardy procedures during 2nd period in the Media Center. Carlson is also in charge of coordinating Club Day activities.
Art teacher Shawn Stokes explains leading lines to students in her 8th period Advanced Drawing class. Students will need to apply these skills to their next assignment.