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The Photo Scribe


The guide for scrapbookers who want to give the stories the same care as the photos in their albums.


Writing the Photo Captions For Your Scrapbook Photos

Do your captions tell the whole story behind your photographs—or even any of it?

Most people’s album photo captions are self-conscious. People are often afraid of “doing it wrong” so they resort to humor. There’s nothing wrong with humor in your photo captions, except when it doesn’t say anything. The chances are high that years from now you may wonder why you wrote that silly line in the first place. Weren’t there details about that day that you should have captured?

Writing great photo captions in your own words adds meaning and texture to your photo albums. It’s a wonderful way to begin the process of writing the whole story, of leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.

Don’t let this happen to you! Capture the moment with improved photo captions that tell a story. We call these captions Cameo Narratives.

“I purchased this book many years ago and still refer to it when I’m making a photo album. Preserving the stories behind the photos is priceless and means so much more than all the fancy doo-dads pasted in albums with just the names and locations of the photos. I can’t praise this book enough for the difference it has made in my memory books.” — Judy Hayes Fischer

This Book Will Teach You To Add Photo Captions Into Your Albums

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“Oh, Mama’s three sisters, Betty, Verna and Jeannine, were such grand entrepreneurs!. Their lakeside clam shack was a big hit in the little town of Livermore, Maine, in the 1930’s. Travelers often pulled in on their way to Farmington College. They’d spend $1.00 for a basket of French-fried potatoes and clams with homemade tartar sauce.”

The Photo Scribe will help you develop captions and stories that mean something to the reader whether they were present at the time of the photograph or not. It instructs you on best practices for adding interesting and meaningful captions.

  • remember setting, mood, characters, background
  • learn about the cameo narrative
  • render and use a memory list
  • write with candor and heart
  • use your senses for detailed writing
  • overcome typical Photo Scribing problems
  • and MORE!

Besides the book The Photo Scribe/A Writing Guide; How To Write The Stories Behind Your Photographs and its companion The Photo Scribe’s Memory Binder, we also offer The Photo Scribe Teacher’s Package.


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