Your Caption Here: How-to Manipulate Images Without Photoshop

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

12:30pm to 1:30pm (CST)

We all know how easy it is to doctor an image with Photoshop, but there's an even easier and low-tech way to alter an image's meaning: just change the caption. It turns out that pictures can say whatever we want them to say, provided we use the right words. In this session, we'll get the lowdown from a panel of bloggers and cartoonists who have elevated captioning to a brilliant, often hilarious art form. We'll learn why the old writing adage "Show don't tell" is useless, and how a picture might be worth a thousand words, but when it's paired with a caption that deepens, expands, or redefines its meaning, it can be worth a million.

LEVEL: Beginner

About the speakers

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Jessica Hagy

Visuals, Cartoons, Concepts, Presentations, and Serial Commas

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Austin Kleon

I'm a writer who draws. Author of Newspaper Blackout and Steal Like An Artist. http://steallikeanartist.com bio from Twitter

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Drew Dernavich

Cartoonist for New Yorker magazine. I will not steal your French fries. bio from Twitter

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Ross Nover

Graphic Designer / Comic Artist / @SuperArtFight MC More info at http://www.noverdesign.com/ bio from Twitter

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Maris Kreizman

Kurt Vonnegut, meet Brenda Walsh. bio from Twitter

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19 attendees

  • Andrea Genevieve
  • Austin Kleon
  • Ben Spaulding
  • Caitlin Dewey
  • Cat Posey
  • rachel m
  • Drew Dernavich
  • Greg Lavallee
  • Dave Christensen
  • Carlos Orozco
  • ijbro
  • jennifer daniel
  • Jessica Hagy
  • Bill Keaggy
  • Maris Kreizman
  • MaryTreseler
  • Christian Metts
  • rosscott
  • Jeff Triplett

17 trackers

  • Ari Stiles
  • Benjamin Turner
  • Patricia Cich Lee
  • David Wright
  • finn
  • Gerren Lamson
  • Jeremy Caudle
  • Wade Austin
  • Loulia Miller
  • Marla Erwin
  • Marty DeAngelo
  • micah craig
  • Herman Kuiper
  • Pelle Sten
  • Rachel Mercer
  • Markus Wegscheider
  • Adam Michela

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Time 12:30pm1:30pm CST

Date Tue 15th March 2011


TX Ballroom 5-7, Hyatt Regency Austin

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Books by speaker

  • How to Be Interesting
  • Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
  • Newspaper Blackout

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