Lens Diaries Go Now
Glamour, Beauty, Nude, Models, Photographers

*    |  Register  


 
Go Back   Garage Glamour™ > Garage Glamour™ Main Forums > Tech Talk Forum
 

Tech Talk Forum Photography & Technical Related Only!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Need help designing a business card
Old 06-08-2005, 08:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Member GG#: 43773
Posts: 4
Comments: 0

Herb is offline IP: 128.158.248.94
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I need some creative help designing a wedding/portrait/glamour business card. Is there a place to go to that shows what other people have done to start getting ideas for what I want? I have no idea where to start but what I really want is an eye-catching logo to go along with it.

Thanks,

Herb
  View Public Profile Visit Herb's homepage! Find More Posts by Herb
 
Re: Need help designing a business card
Old 06-08-2005, 11:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Member GG#: 39608
Location: Hillsborough
Posts: 474
Comments: 0

hipchildreth is offline IP: 65.184.82.47
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

If you're serious about it, hire a designer. Someone you can sit down with and let them get to know you, your business, your goals and your customers. It's like the difference between a singer with a trained voice and some lame, me for instance, singing on stage.

Lots of people design their own logos and do a respectable job (not that I'm a respectable singer) but a skilled designer will produce a logo that people will remember and come to associate with you and your business. They deliver files that you can reproduce in any sort of media, at any size you want, with predictable color accuracy. Generally avoid the internet logo shills, you can do better on your own.

I not a designer but I've had one as a business partner and the stuff she created was always thoughtfully designed and visually strinking... lots of WOW factor.

The downside is it can take a month sometimes and will cost you from $250 on up. You can usually strike a better deal if they print your cards for you.

On the other hand, maybe you want your images to speak for you and a logo, per se, isn't even necessary. You can have a 'signature' image and weave into your materials just like a logo.

Either way, remember that what you are doing is creating brand recognition. You want people to see your logo and think of you. You want to associate yourself with a visual cue and trigger memories with it.

Good luck.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to hipchildreth Visit hipchildreth's homepage! Find More Posts by hipchildreth
 
Re: Need help designing a business card
Old 06-08-2005, 01:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer

 
stevenD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Member GG#: 35783
Location: Garden Grove
Posts: 1,381
Comments: 7
My Mood:

stevenD is offline IP: 66.121.188.233
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

lookie here

http://gotprint.net/gotprint/welcome.do
  View Public Profile Send a private message to stevenD Visit stevenD's homepage! Find More Posts by stevenD
 
Re: Need help designing a business card
Old 06-08-2005, 04:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer

 
ARTFORMS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Member GG#: 36789
Location: Easley
Posts: 1,767
Comments: 1
My Mood:
Send a message via Yahoo to ARTFORMS

ARTFORMS is offline IP: 4.136.204.230
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

In addition to being a photographer, I am also a graphic designer. I've worked on many business card designs over the years. Working on one of my own at this time and can send you some sample ideas if you would be interested.

Jim
  View Public Profile Send a private message to ARTFORMS Visit ARTFORMS's homepage! Find More Posts by ARTFORMS
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
business card image specs ? That_Look_Photo Tech Talk Forum 1 04-05-2007 10:29 PM
Problem w/Sandisk 512MB CF Card jimmyd Tech Talk Forum 7 12-14-2004 06:49 PM
CF card reader question Don_Lutz Tech Talk Forum 9 06-14-2004 08:35 AM

Sponsors


New To Site? Need Help? Photographer & Model Links
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:45 PM.

© 1999-2017 Garage Glamour™




Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93