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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:44 pm 
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Nice one Jake!

I won't answer, let's see whether anyone can guess ... :twisted:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:50 pm 
The hole in the "O" in Photography, hmm...

Is it in both "O"s?

So like two eyes? With the T being like the nose/eyebrows?

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^ kinda looks like a face

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Would it represent the lens aperture?

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Would it represent the lens aperture?


That would have been my guess too.

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I'll give a hint, it would really come in hand if your camera breaks.

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Money would come in handy...buy a new one =D

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:15 pm 
Bjorn van Sinttruije wrote:
I'm in no way a professional, and there's no need for me to have a business card, but for a school assignment, I've made one:

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Comments and tips are more than welcome.
I added this many site addresses because www.hbphotography.nl doesn't exist (yet), but the others do.

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Compared with Jake's card, it's far better. It's a cleaner design, though a little cluttered in terms of writing on the card - there's a little too much there. The umbrella also doesn't make sense in the light of things.

My advice is to keep it simple and as few lettering as possible so that a message comes through. Just by glancing at Jake's card, I couldn't tell what service was offered; "photography" is far too small in font to read.

Here's one of 5 card designs I carry (this is a less formal card):

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:11 am 
Photoj, that's a beautiful capture from Waterloo. Quite a stunning view and shot.

I also agree with the umbrella logo, but I understand it was for a school project.

Jake, I think you have a very modern, stylish, and all around slick business card. And I love the colors, the vector rays in the back, as well as the city silhouette brush. The positioning of the card and presentation is great, but like Photoj said, it doesn't immediately shout photographer.

Though you could argue that the first main point to a business card is to attract the potential clients eye onto your card, then they can understand what your service is. But you also want it to be direct, so it's a border line for me.

Nevertheless, I think all the cards look great, and I hope I didn't sound rude in what I am saying, just giving my opinion.

Lovin' all your cards.

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Compared with Jake's card, it's far better. It's a cleaner design, though a little cluttered in terms of writing on the card - there's a little too much there. The umbrella also doesn't make sense in the light of things.

My advice is to keep it simple and as few lettering as possible so that a message comes through. Just by glancing at Jake's card, I couldn't tell what service was offered; "photography" is far too small in font to read.


It's indeed a little cluttered, but once I'd have my own website, the last to webaddresses could be taken of the card, and the e-mail address could be changed.
About the umbrella: the school assignment is the biggest assignment I'll ever get (starts next school year); it sort of ends my study. My plan is to make a businessplan for a starting photographer (market research, financing of gear, predictions of profit, etc.), and that starting photographer would be specialised in studio-photography, and that's were the umbrella comes from.

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I had thought of that application of the umbrella but to the public, it isn't a simple association to make for everyone and doesn't scream of photography.


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I agree with Ed there, to me umbrella doesn't really say photography to me at all, what about like a camera, maybe an a700.

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Sorry guys, I'm going to stick with the umbrella. I'll add "Photographer" under my name though! Thanks for the feedback :D !

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:25 pm 
hello all,
Yes, I have heard mixed reviews on Vista Print as well. I normally put one photo on half of the card, with information for contact on the other.

I designed it in Adobe In Design then just fired off a pdf to the printers. I think next time I will try a new plan---has anyone tried magnets?


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I had some businesscards printed for a school assignment (and for fun, nice to give your card and pretend to be a photographer). I hope Vista Print isn't as bad as it seems here in Holland too (ordered the cards from them and only read this afterwards).

Might upload a photo some time...

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Here they are:

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Nice! :D
It was for a school project right? Or is it the real deal? - business ;)


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