That is indeed the question, inspired by this blog post here
I don’t do urban/street photography so I don’t have that issue with my images. I do struggle with the concept of titling an image tho. Do I shape the viewers perception with the title? Will they have a preconcieved approach because of the title?
These are concerns, especially if I ever get serious about entering competitions. Some images are strong enough to stand alone on their own merits, perhaps some might benefit from a title. But then is it really judged on its full merit as an image?
On the other hand “Untitled” is so bland and uninviting. Did the photographer not care enough about the image to give it a title? Do they not know what its story is? Does it not speak to them, therefore should I spend my time on it?
What to do? What do you do?