IN RESPONSE TO my original post on caption placement a couple weeks ago, Joel Martin wrote:
Back when my paper seldom ran color photos, I had an editor who would often put the credit in 7 point type on an inside corner of the photo, in black on a light area or white on a dark area. Sometimes he had to get creative to avoid interfering with the photo subject and would run it vertically up the right edge. I’ve never had the chutzpah to do that myself.
And I replied:
Not a good idea. As you mention, the credit often has to be moved — and it can be difficult to read, especially in seven point.
Nah…let’s keep the credit out of the photo.
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