By writing captions for photos, you're painting a more comprehensive picture for future campers. We'd really appreciate it if you'd write captions for most of the photos you upload—especially the ones where campers might have questions about what they're looking at.
Writing good captions
You might find it useful to bring a pen and paper with you on Field Scout trips so you can jot down notes about your experience. Here are a few tips on writing the best possible captions when you return:
- Specify what we're looking at
- Specify where the shot was taken on the property (or near the property)
- Provide tips to future campers ("this is a great viewpoint to watch the sunset!")
Please don't encourage any illegal or disrespectful behavior (like skipping out on nearby park fees, for example.)
Captions might get shared on Hipcamp's social channels
When we share one of your photos on Hipcamp's social channels, like Instagram and Facebook, we'll often pull the caption to go along with it and shout out to your social handle. What would you want 150,000 people to read, knowing it's credited to you? ;)
Examples of good captions
Here's an example of a good caption for a photo taken at Separate Star Point. When coupled with the photo, the caption tells the camper a ton of useful information: there's a great dinner spot nearby, the dinner spot is potentially accessible by foot/skateboard, and the signage for the dinner spot will be fairly clear.