# #57 Caption writing guide for your images

The graphic metaphor’s advantage is carried in the captions. Here is where words carry more meaning than pictures as the viewer relies on the caption for proper interpretation of the image’s meaning. Without this caption, you might not interpret a
photo properly.

Note: National Geographic has an entire department dedicated to “captions” because those are the only words in their magazine some people read. It important to them.

You can alter the meaning of an image with it’s caption.