Please give me your thoughts on this.
Please give me your thoughts on this.
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It has a classic look. Maybe a thought to consider is to have the blue part on the front, and the description on the back, incorporating the blue either by a 1/2 inch strip on the side?
I like the lens with the landscape inside and the font is classic and easy to read. Your name isn't a plain-Jane name, so having that in the business name is good ("Photography by John" doesn't have the same ring to it...no offense to Johns! LOL).
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I would get rid of the http in the web addresses. it is superfluous with most people never typing that in. I don't even bother with the www when I type a web address these days, but standards seem to be to include it when writing a web address down
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Thanks, Rick & Monica. I wnted it to (a) be simple and (b) say 'photography' straight off.
Yes, Monica, the blue is the front and the mono the back.
Rick, I'll gladly drop them, it will make it less cluttered.
Now all I have to do is get the front PDF down to under 2Mb (it's 2.7) and I can send it off.
Last edited by Analog6; 16-09-2012 at 1:26pm.
Ah, thought it would be a bit small and cluttered if they were all on the front! LOL
^ X2, there seems to be a lot of words there, for a business card, IMHO (I'm not a qualified designer!).
Also, the aspect ratio seems non-standard, to me, but I guess you know what you're doing there.
I see a bit of white showing on the far left. Add 2-3mm bleed to the design.
#1 Straighten the horizon in the landscape image.
#2 Drop the hasselblad lens and replace it with something like Nikon or at a last ditch attempt, Canon that the buying public know. You are advertising to punters, not photographers.
#3 Get rid of the CAPITALS in places where they are grammatically incorrect, they look BAD.
Other than a bit of tuning I quite like the concept and layout.
If you scale this down and print it out on your printer at the actual size of the business card I doubt very much if you could read it I'm afraid
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Yep I tried it - I assume that what you have is a double sided card. Well at card size most of the text is diffuclt to read - not impossible - but tricky.
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Agree with William re the text I find it impossible to read at card size.
Last edited by Speedway; 17-09-2012 at 11:09pm.
Thank you all for your comments, they are much appreciated. I am printerless at the moment and I guess it showed.
Amended versions - 2 fronts and a back with reduced words and increased font size.
Re the Hasselblad lens, I first used the camera, and an image of it, on my business cards and invoices back in the 1980s. I still shoot with the H2, and medium format Mamiya as well. I have Canon gear but am moving more and more to the medium format. So I'm using the gear I use for my image.
I straightened that dawn image with the grid in PS and it still looks off!
So, which front and is the back OK now?
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Much better Odille, just increase the font size for the web and email addresses on the front as these are still a little hard to read at card size, for my old eyes anyway.
The kerning and leading/tracking... it needs to be fixed. It hurtses my eyes.
Sorry, it's something I got picked on a lot about whilst I was doing my dip in graphic design. Now it's just one of the first things I see before anything else.
Fiddle with the spacing between the lettering on the front of the card to even it up... it'll flow better. Small things but big enough to notice. (Can PM you how to do this in Photoshop if you like.) Of course, just my 2c - feel free to ignore me if you like it the way it is.
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The Front, designates you are a Landscape Photographer who maybe can also do other things if requested. . . that's how I see the GP will view that Business Card.
Is that what you want?
Last edited by William W; 16-10-2012 at 7:16am. Reason: spelling mistake corrected
I think your second version is pretty close to the mark. As has been pointed out, the people reading your card will generally not be photographers themselves, so the brand of your lenses is irrelevant, and I quite like the Hasselblad name ! It's something different, and for the people that will look at the card will probably not even be something they look twice at ! The wording on the back also is looking much better in version two. Also as a personal preference, I like the landscape image that you have added in version 2 the best, the one on the left
The one thing I have noticed, after someone mentioning your two phone numbers... is the home number there your actual number, or just written for the purpose of showing the card on here ? Wondering if your area code, being NSW actually is "07" or if that is a typo.