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    Default think before shooting or after

    as it happens to most of us...just polling for the fun of it...

    are you those type of photographer who

    1) Think of a title for your composition before you snap the picture

    or

    2) Shoot the picture first and think of the title later..????

    whats the conclusion for the above 2?

    1) A thinking photographer?

    2) A Thinking writer/titler? if theres such a word..hahahha...

    which one are you?

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    most likely the scene/moment would be gone when i come up with a title..except for landscapes but then u dun need titles for landscapes...

    therefore, shoot first. Titles are needed only if u wanna posts in photo forums...or exhibiting.

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    Think of your composition and framing first.

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    It depends. I try not to think too much outside composition and exposure when shooting but sometimes a title just pop out when I see a scene. In this case, I shoot after having a title. My shooting tends to be pre-planned. I know what I want and go shoot it. Having a title first is more of a spontaneous thingy, happens more often when travelling.

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    Why must title all pictures? Agree with AJ23, composition and framing.

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    think before and during the shoot about getting a good photo.
    think after the shoot about a suitable caption.
    add a short description to help flesh out the context of the photograph if necessary.
    you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye

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    Before you could think out of a title, the decisive moments already gone .....
    AMPA * WPPI * J team

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    Default agree with zaren

    100% agree with Zaren...

    Before you go for a shoot, you some how have already got something in mind what u are looking for..(unless u are roaming about in the streets..)
    (For my case, i would think thrrough and have some sample shots flipping in mind...(not inclusive of sudden happenings which you have not anticipate..)
    so titles sometimes can be thought before hand...

    then during the shoot...find ways to improve what you have thought before the shoot...

    lastly..think of an appropriate topic for the final pic...

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    usu we go into the scene with a rough idea of what to shoot (ie what to frame, how to compose). the more u shoot , the more types of "standard shot" u have in your " memory depository"
    then depends on the event itself, it will present its own type of "special" shots" which u got 2 look out for. or u canstudy a lot of those "out of the box" special shot to increase the chances that u can come up with a special shot in any event.

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