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  1. ukreal1

    ukreal1 TPF Noob!

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    Hi People,
    I was wondering if you would able to help me decide on a business name...
    These were the names I was thinking of, but I can't decide...

    Pamela Oliveras Photography
    web address pamelaoliverasphotography.com

    Pamela Photography
    web address pamelaphotography.com

    People. Love. Life.
    Photography by Pamela Oliveras
    So web address will be peoplelovelife.com

    The peoplelovelife, I have been using as my 'catch phase' on my pbase acct, etc for a few yrs...

    Also I wanted to make my logo with an eye in the 'e' of my first name, or a sort of sunburst out of the 'O' in my last name, not that I know how to make a logo!
    I am going to buy a template soon so I want to get the name sorted and I can't decide. I know a lot of people use their own name, but it doesn't sound right to me, maybe I just need to get used to it...Help! (please :eek:)):hail:
     
  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    "Pamela Oliveras Photography" is a little long, and likely to be the victim of spelling mistakes. When choosing a domain name, you want one that is [reasonably] short, and that people will know how to spell just from hearing it.

    "Pamela Photography" I see the problem with this being that people will naturally add an 'S', making it "Pamelas" vice the singular

    "Peoplelovelife" is good but it doesn't really say 'photography', at least to me.

    Could you get say "Pamelasphotography.net"? I'm not a big fan of that; what sort of photography do you intend to specialize in? That might help with suggesting domain names.
     
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    I would go with pamela oliveras photography - as I am certain there are already tons of pamela ____ photography. This would mean that you would have to compete hard to get your site up on search engines and get traffic. Why don't you just use pamelaoliveras.com ?

    Just a thought
     
  4. ukreal1

    ukreal1 TPF Noob!

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    hmmm, I see everyone's points...
    waht about Pamela O Photography?
    pamelao.com?
    No that looks too weird!!!
    or
    pamela-o.com?

    My photography is on location, natural light, maternity, portrait, family, based in Okinawa, Japan
    HERE'S my pbase so you can check it out...
    and my FLICKR

    Thanks
    P
     
  5. tim.bennett

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    Personally i would avoid using - as a character. In my opinion the shorter the better.

    www.peoplelovelife.com is good from anybody can spell it perspective. And if you market yourself well enough the association with photography will come after.
     
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    I'd stick to the .com tld. Also, I think just your name is the best domain: pamelaoliveras.com. I think oliverasphotography.com sounds pretty good too. I'd say pamelaoliverasphotography.com is just way too long. Maybe you should think about getting a domain name with something else than your name.

    How about photographybypamela.com
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    imo, OliverasPhotography.com is the best combo... surnames usually work better than first names and also makes it less common.

    As for your logo, if you have something specific in mind, get a graphic designer to custom build it if you can afford it. Most internet logo companies that look like the cheapest, just use templates and clip art to create a logo.
     
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    OK,
    so I think I am going to go with
    Pamela Oliveras Photography as the name and hopefully
    pamelaoliveras.com for the address
    and People. Love. Life. will still feature somewhere.
    How does that sound?
     
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    Perfect:)
     
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    POPhotography...?? just an idea
     
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    As an aside, it's not really a good idea to bandy a potential web address you want to use on the internet - there's a good chance that you'll find you are leasing it of someone else at a mark-up by the time you make your decision.
     
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    ukreal1 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks guys for the heads up and I like that POP idea, wish I'd seen it earlier to thnk about, but my logo is pretty much done, please check it out and let me know what you think! Thanks for all the replies again :eek:)
     

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