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Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-04-2017
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Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Rob, Yeah, that's pretty much it. As is the...

Dear Rob,

Yeah, that's pretty much it. As is the point about the meaningfulness (and usefulness) of the title to others. And of course puns!

THINK is the magic word. As I say, there's no "one size...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-04-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,454
Posted By Roger Hicks
That's not fair. Sometimes they're just ignorant....

That's not fair. Sometimes they're just ignorant. Sometimes proudly so. Time to hit the ignore button, I think.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-04-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,454
Posted By Roger Hicks
So now I need to Google the titles to know what...

So now I need to Google the titles to know what they mean. So much for easy memorability.[/QUOTE]
I refer you to the previous post. Paragraph 1, remember? "The Pucci chair and all the rest, by Nancy...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-04-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,454
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Jack, For many pictures, this is the...

Dear Jack,

For many pictures, this is the perfect answer!

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-04-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,454
Posted By Roger Hicks
Highlight: Because that's where THE ARTICLE came...

Highlight: Because that's where THE ARTICLE came from. Did you not notice the very first paragraph in the link? Or are you so determined to argue that you ignore anything that does not suit you?

And...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-04-2017
Replies: 37
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Posted By Roger Hicks
The examples you give are comparatively easy to...

The examples you give are comparatively easy to describe. Do I look for a title? Rarely. Do I remember it if I see it? Usually. Do the best titles normally fit the subject well? Pretty much...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-04-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,454
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Michael, But it's not just the same year....

Dear Michael,

But it's not just the same year. I've lived just over 10 miles from Loudun for almost 15 years. I really don't care much whether I took a given picture in 2007 or 2015. Why would I?...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-04-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,454
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Ian, For the first point, simple...

Dear Ian,

For the first point, simple memorability: an alphanumeric accession identification means absolutely nothing, whereas a title tells you (or should in my view tell you) something useful...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-03-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,454
Posted By Roger Hicks
Few would argue with the highlight, though it's...

Few would argue with the highlight, though it's important to add that a title also helps with reviews and analyses. If you see lots of pictures, and talk about them or write about them, it's usually...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-03-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,454
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Ian, Except that I take lots of pictures in...

Dear Ian,

Except that I take lots of pictures in Loudun, of many different subjects, in any given year. This means that your suggested title is useless as an identifier: I might as well call it...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-03-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,454
Posted By Roger Hicks
Titles and Dreams

Two new pieces on my .eu site: one photographic, about choosing titles (http://rogerandfrances.eu/photography/titles) for pictures, and the other more philosophical, about the nature of dreams...
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