More often than not we train students how to do the basic metadata. That includes title, description, names (if possible) and dates (if possible). Most take this job seriously because, believe it or not it is pretty serious business. This metadata gets passed along for the life of the photograph. If this photograph is still in exsistance (and it's my job to make sure that it is, no pressure now) the titles and descriptions we give them now will be what they will be in the future. See why we have to take it seriously?
I must not have made this fact clear to student writer though because never in the history of our student workers has one been more creative, humorous, and snarky than the one that did our KUHT project. He is awesome! And has provided me with blog fodder for several weeks. He also caused us 3 extra days work but I'm calling it worth it.
Title: In Deep Thought
Description: Two African American men in deep thoughts.
How does he know that these men were thinking Deep Thoughts? They might have been discussing their lunch order. I can't believe I just said that lunch didn't require deep thoughts. I love lunch. I love food.
Title: An Oriental Touch
Description: KUHT spicing up its programming with some Japanese performers.
I'm speechless. You guys got anything?
Title: Open Discussions
Description: Three men in open discussion about something in particular.
Title: With Age comes WisdomDescription: An man in his later years posing for a nice shot.
Um...yeah, not sure this is what I was looking for. I blame myself.
Title: Snoozing Along
Description: A young student dressed in her pajamas taking a little snooze.
My first thoughts were: are those prison issue cowboy boots? Is it any wonder crackerjack student came up with the titles that he did. I should blame myself. Than again I might have thought it but I didn't write it down.
Weren't those fun. I've got a million of them. Okay, not a million... 328 to be exact.
Have you got suggestions for alternative titles for any of these?