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Captioning Tips for Contributors - 3

Updated: Jul 6, 2023


As we introduced briefly in ImageKorea: Introduction of Reuters and IMAGO, editorial images support the information media. Therefore, the editorial image’s caption should contain the correct information including the date and filming location. Considering these characteristics, this article will offer some tips to create a caption for editorial images.


[Requirements for Editorial Caption]

  • Objectively describe the photograph.

  • Specify the date and the proper location of filming, including the name of the city and country.

  • Use the standard language and acronym to describe the region.

  • Put the official name of the relic · cultural heritage.

  • Put the generic name and the scientific name of the animals and/or plants.


[Suggested Format]

  • Location(City, Country) - Date(YYYY-MM-DD): Image Description.


[Example I: Relic or Cultural Heritage]

  • Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, Republic of Korea - 2009-10-04 : Geungnakjeon Hall of Muryangsa Temple (Treasure No. 356) and Five Storied Stone Pagoda (Treasure No. 185).

  • 203, Muryang-ro, Oesan-myeon, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, Republic of Korea - 2009-10-04 : Geungnakjeon Hall of Muryangsa Temple (Treasure No. 356) and Five Storied Stone Pagoda (Treasure No. 185).


[Example II: Animals and Plants]

  • Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea 2010-02-19 : Adonis Amurensis bloomed in the winter snow.


[Example III: Portrait]

  • Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia - 2018-04-09 : Back of two tourists filming Ayers Rock during the sunset, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.


We hope our triptych-styled captioning tips could help you to reach more customers. Let your artwork shine by using these tips on your artwork regarding their characteristics.

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