Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:31AM
I am trying to get these images approved as editorial. But I got rejected because of my caption.
Caption written: on the M1 road out of Johanusburg, South Africa –April 27, 2013: Two african people driving on the road going uphill.
Caption written: Along the road, South Africa - April 04, 2013: People working on the Railroad tracks with Pick axes.
Hope someone can help me with this caption stuff !
(Edited on 2013-09-18 06:37:51 by jeesoen)
Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:58AM
We have a whole forum dedicated to Editorial Use Only files here:
Editorial Use Only Forum
There are sticky threads at the top that explain all about captions.
Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:41AM
Please read the whole rejection note, it states more than just the caption issue. For example on the first file you edited the number plate of the car and that is not acceptable on editorial submissions.
you can find more information here but here is the most relevant section:
Unacceptable editing would include:
Any cloning, copying or pasting which removes elements from or alters elements in the image.
Retouching skin, cloning out blemishes, or altering the appearance of a person.
Removing logos or otherwise altering any trademarked or copyright items in the image.
Cropping an image in such a way that changes the context. For example you may not crop out some element of the action which serves to explain what is happening.
Aggressive level or color adjustments that fundamentally alter a scene.
Removing or modifying EXIF data in any way. The information in the EXIF must match the information you give us in the caption. We will reject all images with stripped or modified EXIF data.
Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:50AM
The first file needs to be the original image I know.
I need help with the caption.
In the example it says:
Such as: At Sea, Baltic Sea - OCTOBER 12, 2010: The DFDS cargo and passenger ferry Lisco Gloria on fire south of Langeland in the Baltic Sea. 236 people has been safely evacuated.
or: In Flight - November 14th, 2010: Mid air refuelling of a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon from the boom pod of a KC-135 Stratotanker.
That is why I thought what I wtote was fine. But Apparently not
(Edited on 2013-09-18 08:02:16 by jeesoen)
Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:14AM
The post here makes it pretty clear how to caption files:
I'm not sure why you chose to use the format that it suggests for use only when at sea, in flight or in space, but that is not what's required. As all of the terrestrial examples show, you need a caption in this format:
Panmunjom, North Korea - May 9th, 2008: North Korean Soldiers Guarding Border Between North and South Korea at Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjom
Please read through this:
Editorial Training Manual
Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:16AM
those two examples you mention are the extreme cases, doesn't happen too often that you have to give "at sea" or "in flight", generally you are able to give the nearest city as location in the caption.
so to take the first image, assuming your nearest city was Johannesburg at the time of the capture, the correct caption would be something like this:
Johannesburg, South Africa - April 27, 2013: Two african people driving on the road going uphill in an old car on the M1 road going out of Johannesburg.
Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:49AM
! Thanks Dorioconnell !
so just for my understanding... location only geographical location "johanusburg" and not so much the M1 road.. correct?
So for the other Image it would be:
nearest urban aera, South Africa - April 04, 2013: People working on the Railroad tracks with Pick axes
Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:16AM
almost right. remember, the nearest urban area should be a city and in the caption text you can mention a little bit more about the location or even the activity.
Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:19AM
Thanks for helping me with this.