Back in the “olden days” when I used to get prints of my photos, I wasn’t always the best at getting them into albums and writing captions to describe the date, location and event captured in the photo. If you were more disciplined than I was, it was easy to do with printed photos: you could write this information in the photo book next to or under the photo, or on the back of the photo itself.
Later when I used online photo services, I was able to upload my photos into “albums” and write captions for each photo, if I wanted. However the sheer volume of photos meant I didn’t usually take the time to caption each photo.
Now I don’t write captions for my photos at all. I just take the photos, and they remain in digital form. The photos are automatically arranged by date, so at least I know when the photo was taken. I do write a journal, so if I needed more information on photos from a certain date I could cross-reference it with that date in my journal. But I know I’m not likely to do that.
There will probably come a day in the future when I can’t remember where we were or what the event was that I photographed, and I’ll wish I had photo captions.
Do you attach information to your photos? Or like me do you leave them captionless?