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What are the right tenses to use for photo captions?


If I have a photo which shows that Lady Gaga was performing in Super Bowl Halftime Show 2017 or a photo which shows that a group of employees were having a discussion.


Which captions below are correct?

Lady Gaga was performing in Super Bowl Halftime Show 2017. It looks like she was having a great time. (I think this is correct but I am not sure.)

Lady Gaga is performing in Super Bowl Halftime Show 2017. It looks like she is having a great time.

The employees were attentive. They were having a wonderful discussion. They are/ were wonderful employees. I really love/ loved them. (They are still wonderful and I still love them. Should I use simple past tense or simple present tense? I think I should use simple present tense, but I am not sure.)


Thank you for your professional guidance.

Comments  

From Convergence Journalism, University of Missouri: "Captions are generally made of two parts, each composed of one or more sentences. The first part, almost always written in present tense, describes the action seen in the photo. The second part gives context to the image. This part is usually written in past tense and describes why the action, situation or content of the picture is important or interesting."

Consequently, the caption I'd write for the Gaga photo would be "Lady Gaga performing in Super Bowl Halftime Show 2017. Looks like she was having a great time."

If the employees are still on the job, present tense.

Why not: Lady Gaga performes in Super Bowl (present simple for captions)?

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