My question of the day to go along with yesterdays Copyright question

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    So yesterday I posted about protecting your photos, and THANK YOU, I got some GREAT info. I would also like to do a LOGO on my photos. Where is everyone getting there logos? I liked Megans (MTVison)? Logo, logo, where do I get one??
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    You typically create it yourself.. unless you pay to have someone else do it for you? Why do you feel you need a watermark / logo?

    Pro's use them to "protect" their photos somewhat.. and also to increase business exposure.

    Every amateur that has a camera for a day or two creates one and uses it constantly because they THINK it makes them look like a PRO!

    Which of those two categories do you fit into ? :)
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    I made mine using GIMP before I got Photoshop. The number one thing about a logo that you want to put on our photos is SIMPLICITY. You don't want your logo to detract from the photo in most situations.

    On that note, make sure it works in black and white. Having a colorful logo on a b&w image is not the effective way to logo-fy your photos.

    You can also pay people to four, but what fun is that? And they're expensive.

    This is just a personal preference, but I like to be able to read logos. All the script ones that people use look nice, but I have no clue what they say so it won't exactly be easy for me to Google their name.

    And lastly, make sure you NEED a logo. Your presence and personality as a photographer should be reflected in your work, not some fancy vector text you place over your work.

    Unless you're terrified of having your work stolen, or you're trying to get more exposure, I would wait on getting a logo. A logo says 'hey I'm marketable!!' But if you're realistically still learning then it's almost like you're lying about your abilities.
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    Forgot to mention, as yesterday, FOR FUTURE reference. p.s. I have had my camera longer than a day ;) . I am not trying to look like a pro. I just simply want to know where everyone get's their logos. :p
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    blah watermarks are easily removed and distract horribly from pics. today's biggest purpose of such is impressing your FB friends [​IMG]
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    Could someone please just answer my question ;) How do you make one? I liked Megans....
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    :lmao: All the comedians in the world and you do it for free :) HA, I already googled this...however saw some nice non-distracting logos on here (this site) that I liked.
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    Logo shop, 2 a penny
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    Uh.. Photoshop? :greenpbl: Or do like all of the others do, and steal one you like... and change the name!
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    One of my favourite photographers does not use tacky logos ARCHIVE
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    So why not just PM the specific people you liked? IE, Megan.


    On the same note, get your logo peer reviewed first... Clicky
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    Ive seen much worse on here
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    Right now I have a transparent text on my facebook photos. I have people emailing me asking if I will do their photos. I would just like a nice small logo that doesn't take up the whole photo.
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    For example, How to design an awesome logo

    Anyway, I prefer Illustrator.
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    Is that legal?? You trying to get me thrown in jail for some peace on this site? Heehee
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    Also, i am look for a non-distracting logoi, not watermark....
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    Almost EVERY ...ok EVERY good photo out there does not have a watermark or a logo. I have resisted for over 8 years. Finally, I've decided to put a discrete little logo on the bottom corner of some of my more exposed pictures in order to draw viewers to my site.
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