View Full Version : Titling help please

03-05-2012, 04:55 PM
I have been going back and forth on a title for this image. I had originally title it, "Single and Waiting" but it was suggested to me that I should tie the title into the by referencing the wording on the wall. Now I am batting around the idea of, "Adventure Peddler". Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions appreciated!


03-05-2012, 05:01 PM
This image reminds me of an image from the Loan Collection about 3 years ago of two bicycles parked outside in front of an old church. I don't remember the title, but I do remember that it made reference to the people who were inside of the church instead of the bicycles themselves and the title helped to sell the story.

03-05-2012, 05:08 PM
I was thinking that by using a play on words with "Adventure Peddler" that "Peddler" could refer to either be the bike, the person riding the bike or the person selling the safari's/souvenirs.

All that being said, perhaps I am making the jurors work too hard to get it. I tend to overcomplicate things in general. LOL

03-05-2012, 05:40 PM
Out to Lunch

03-05-2012, 05:41 PM
You have to decide what is the message you want to relate with the image. Sometimes, you need to spell it out to the jury so they understand the meaning - BUT - sometimes, just suggesting a hint of a story to a panel of jurors works better - it all depends on the image and the story.
Single and waiting makes me think about the owner of the bicycle who is waiting inside the building for someone.
Adventure peddler makes me think about the bicycle itself.
Two different stories - two different feelings.

03-05-2012, 05:44 PM
Big Game Hunting on a Small Budget.
Caveat Emptor

03-05-2012, 05:53 PM
"Quick Stop", "A Trip to Remember", "Ready for the Wild", "Ready to Go"

03-05-2012, 06:11 PM
Thanks so much guys! These really help. I swear to God, it is more difficult for me to title than it is to take the darn image LOL

03-05-2012, 06:20 PM
Vance, Your first suggestion cracked me up!

03-05-2012, 06:30 PM
Since it's a bicycle you could always tie it into the cost of gasoline - maybe "Five dollar a gallon alternative"...
... pretty soon, we'll all be riding one...

03-05-2012, 06:37 PM
LOL Rick, that made me chuckle too.

03-06-2012, 01:42 AM
How about "Born to be mild"


03-06-2012, 03:33 AM
Personally, I think you came up with the best title, "Adventure Peddler". Ties both the wording and the bicycle together.

03-06-2012, 03:54 AM
Jeff, That is great too! You guys are much better at this than me.

Ron, that is where my mind was going too. I think that is why titling is do difficult. Sometimes the jurors are not on the same train of thought as me.

Thanks for the help guys!

03-06-2012, 05:34 AM
I really like Greg's suggestion, "Out to Lunch".

03-06-2012, 06:15 AM
Remember - of the 12 Elements of a Merit Print, the two most powerful elements are Impact and Story Telling. If your image has impact when it spins around and you use the title to relate a story within the image to the judges, it'll do well.

03-07-2012, 03:48 AM
What is the story that the elements are saying? I am not totally sure on this image. Just throwing it out there.

But you have a wall with wording on it. Could be a tie in.

How about "My wheels to the world"?

03-07-2012, 04:28 AM
My thought is "Pedal Adventure"

03-08-2012, 04:38 PM
Thanks again for everyone's help! Competition is this weekend. I will let you know how it goes :)

03-08-2012, 04:53 PM
How about "Bicurious"

03-08-2012, 05:25 PM
can't wait to hear how it goes, Kristin! Good luck!

03-08-2012, 05:40 PM
Thanks Amy! I just finished packing my case and my first thought was, "I hate this stuff!". Oh the flurry of emotions competition puts us through LOL

03-08-2012, 05:54 PM
Oh the flurry of emotions competition puts us through LOL

You love it and you know it.

03-09-2012, 04:57 PM
I plead the fifth;)