Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:47AM
I've just had two editorial imiges rejected because I have been wrongly accused of coping someone elses caption. One of the editorial photos has the same caption as another editorial photo I uploaded a week earlier, as they are of the same subject. The other photo has a completly different caption but still got rejected for the same reason. When I do a google search with my cation, it does not bring up anything that is similar to my caption...very frustrating!
How do you load up different photos with the same caption so that you do not get accused of copying you other photo's caption.
Can you write something in the discription of the photo?
Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:55AM
This is not an official answer but as far as i know, captions do not have to be unique. I have several accepted shots from the same series where the files have identical captions. I think the main thing is that you need to write your own captions. People have been tempted to just copy and paste stuff from Wikipedia etc which is not acceptable here.
Maybe if you post the image and caption for us to see, we can spot where things may have gone wrong.
Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:21AM
The link to the rejected files will not work as they are in my private section of my portfolio.
here is the captio from the rejected file :
Hong Kong , Hong Kong SAR - December 30, 2012: Cathay 747-400 Cathay pacific is a hongKong based airline. It currently operates 136 aircraft and has firm orders for another 96. Fuel costs are the most crippling of costs to any air carrier around the world. Most of the aircraft on Cathay's order books are for the fuel efficient Boeing 777-300, 747-800 and for the new Airbus the A350. Cathay Pacific has 18x747-400 in it's passanger fleet. It is currently speeding up the retirment of the 7474-400 passanger fleet for more fuel efficent aircraft. It does operate 23x747 freighter aircraft which include the new 747-800 In 2010 IATA ranked Cathay as the largest Cargo operator in the world. It was also the 2nd most profitable and the 7th in terms of operating profit. Swire and China Airlines, are the two major shareholders in the company.
Here is the link to my other photo in my portfolio with the similar caption.
here is the other caption which I'm not sure why thay think it got copied, as I did write it myself:
Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR - December 30, 2012: Chek Lap Kok, also known as Hong Kong international airport, Opened for comercial operations in July 1998. The airport now handles 4.6 million passenger per month and 28,500 aircraft movements per month. It also moves 342,000 tonnes of Cargo. On a 12-month basis, 53.4 million passangers moved through the airport and aircraft movements totaled 331,065, representing cumulative year-on-year growth of 6.0?? and 10.4?? respectively.
(Edited on 2013-01-22 04:32:16 by Frogman1484)
Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:34AM
Hi Fabio - just my thoughts on this: Your caption was so long and detailed I think the reviewer may have thought you had copied and pasted that from somewhere. You really do not need that amount of detail in an editorial caption - buyers are already going to have the facts and figures they need for an article (for example) and are just looking for something to illustrate it. After the dateline part and saying what the images shows, you could have just put something like "Cathy Pacific was founded in 1946 and now operates a fleet of 136 aircraft". Or "The Boeing 747-400 first went into service in 2006 and is operated by 26 airlines worldwide" (I made that up BTW so don't use it!). Just a short editorial fact relevant to the image is required -not the history of the company. I'm impressed by your detailed research though, but you really didn't need to spend that much time and effort. As I say, just my opinion, but I hope that helps. Nice portfolio there. Kind regards, David.
(Edited on 2013-01-23 01:36:29 by newsfocus1)
Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:41AM
I agree with newsfocus1's comments.
I'd also avoid information which will be quickly out of date. For example "the airport now handles 4.6million passengers" will not be relevant in a year as the information will be different.
Using your first example I'd suggest something like
Hong Kong , Hong Kong SAR - December 30, 2012: Cathay Pacific is a Hong Kong based airline. It has a long and successful history in the aviation industry and is known as a leading international passenger and cargo carrier. Here is a picture of one of its Boeing 747 aircraft
If it helps - I have several images of Qantas aircraft in my port. You may like to look at the captions.
Hope this helps
Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:09AM
I'm no expert, but I'd say you'd want to avoid any judgements, opinions or presumptions, just stick to what's in the picture with the odd obvious fact if necessary.
Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:18AM
Wow. Thanks guys that is really good advice. Thanks I ll change my style to a shorter caption. Great time saver too.
Thanks for your time on this.
Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:42AM
You're welcome Fabio. Another approach would be to do a search on the registration number of the plane (if visible) - you can usually find out when and where the plane was built, what airlines it's been used by etc (works on ships too). Kind regards, David.