DURING MY CAREER as a consultant, I’ve observed that the two most common positions for placement of a photo credit are:
- Below the bottom right corner of the photo, set flush right.
- At the end of the caption, again set flush right.
Yes, there are other options, including:
- Placement along the bottom right side of the photo.
- Placement at the end of the caption, but not flush right.
But the two shown here are what I’ve seen most during the past 28 years.
- I advise the use of a credit in a light sans serif typeface, all caps, but no more than 7 or 8 point.
- Please don’t use the phrase “Photo by…” in front of the credit. It’s obvious it’s a photo, isn’t it?
Ah…but how do you get that credit in the bottom caption to be flush right, while the caption itself is set flush left (or justified)? C’mon back next week and we’ll let you in on the secret!
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