would you be interested??

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  1. Christina

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    I use to work at a Ob/Gyn office and the docor is willing to let me place some buisness photo cards on the front desk. Would you be interested? or what turns you away?

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    well, I wouldn't be interested, cause I don't have babies...

    but, having photos on the card is certainly good, and what better place? I'd suggest changing the background a bit, so it's less busy and draws people's eyes more towards the pictures.

    Great idea though.
     
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    Well, I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but the whole card looks kind of unprofessional to me. The background is really cute and I think you could go with it, but the pictures you've chosen don't go with it. They are too bright and colorful and I bet they would go better if you made them B&W or toned down the color a bunch to go along with the muted colors of the butterflies. Some sort of transition between the photos and the card would look nice too (a border maybe?) Maybe overlap them or something as right now the composition of the two photographs isn't really working. Also, do you have a better photo of a newborn? The one you have has his/her hand right in front of her face and the lighting isn't very appealing.
    But, the text is the part that is really unappealing. It's all basically the same size and Freelance Photographer seems like it should be capitalized since everything is capitalized correctly. I'd get rid of "would you like" and just put "Photographs to remember the last few months and the new beginnings." or something even more succinct.
    Get rid of "Please Contact" and just put your name and contact info and website.
    Hope that helps:)
     
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    Every thòught helps and by no means am i offended as it being rude. I appriciate you taking time to point things out and as this being my first edit of it, i will be using some of your suggestions next go round.

    Any one else?
     
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    I saw a photographer's card today that I really liked. It had a lot of blank space. It was a black card with light colored text. The lack of 'busy-ness' made it look real professional.
     
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    April Ramone brought up a lot of good points. Personally I have trouble with the baby pic. He looks dead.

    Design is a tough field to tackle. Take your time and do tons of research and work on it. A good design (and marketing) will bring in clients. A poor design will turn them away and generally ruin your image.

    Love & Bass
     
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    well i admit that im not the best in design but im trying my hand... here are a few more that i have worked on..please share any imput you may have or even the first thing to your mind when seeing that particular one.

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    The text seems to be flying all over the place. All you have to say is photographer or photography. People should get the point without catch phrases or deals. It is the images that have to grab the viewer.

    Love & Bass
     
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    keeping that in mind, i think this feels good to me, but again, would it be simple but effective?

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    I would consider using a simple card with no images or maybe one close up and so cute it really couldn't be critiqued (with transparency). I think images can be so subjective that some may make a decision just by looking at a business card instead of calling or visiting your site. Maybe that's what you want, but I would rather have them see all my work where there is a better chance they find something they love.
     
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    what about a card with no pictures and a small 6 x 4 or 7 x5 potfolio for them to flick through while waiting in the surgery. or would the doc permit some pics on the wall?
     
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    Agreed - keep the card much, much simpler. Employ the use of white space, clean fonts and the like. If your card looks professional, someone who is looking for photos will go to your website. But with the cards I see in this thread, I get a definite amateur vibe from. Not trying to be rude, just honest.

    Hell, even do a google image search for some business cards and ape a format you like.
     

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