“People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.” – Epictetus

I enjoy writing. I love exploring ideas and concepts to help me understand them better. Writing about the photos I have taken allows me to relive the experience more and appreciate what I photographed that day. It also gives me an opportunity to explore ways that I have grown as a person, and I like sharing those experiences with others.

One thing I am noticing more on Instagram lately is more people are just posting photos and hashtags. No caption or description of the photo or photos they have just posted. I am not expecting a long essay, but sometimes I would like to hear more about the picture you just posted. I love reading about and sharing my experiences with you. I follow different kinds of accounts. I follow some local photographers, nature explorers, and several educators. I have learned a lot from following different people. Some posts have helped me be a better photographer and others have helped me be a better teacher. Where I gained the most was from the captions.

If you are stuck about what to write about when posting your photos here are some tips I have used to help me.

⏲ I have a time set aside to write every day. I typically have to get up early to put my kids on the bus, and I have some time before I have to go to work. That’s why I typically post so early in the am.

🔍 I like to post a quote of the day.

Even if you are not comfortable writing, this is a great way to have something to post with your photo. A simple Google search for the quote of the day will yield a ton of great results.

🌍 Simple describe your location. I love hearing about new places because it gives me an idea of where to go next.

📷 Practice taking great photos. I have taken over 1,000 pictures this year. I am nowhere close to posting all of them, so that gives me the opportunity to be selective when I post.

☕ This is my saving grace when writing. I always have a fresh cup of coffee by my side. At times this is my inspiration.

I took these photos at South Mountain State Park. My son and I hiked at this park while we were on vacation this summer.



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