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  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I am trying to figure out a logo for my website (which I have yet to create) core-photography.com. I want to incorporate this photo if possible (or one like it..I did several) into my logo...I think. I really am clueless about this sort of thing, and I can't think of ANY ideas!!!!

    Can anyone give me some tips or suggestions? ANYTHING would be appreciated!!!

    Here's the photo:

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  2. Nikon Fan

    Nikon Fan TPF Noob!

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    Maybe a shot that actually shows an apple core would be a bit more appropriate? You could do a pic like this but maybe in progression, like a core on one end, and full apple on the other with the process in between. That's about the extent of my creativity at the moment but I'll think on it :)
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I actually did some shots like that, maybe later tonight I'll have them up..
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    And also...if anyone could give me some help on how to get started on creating a website...I know absolutely nothing. For me, it's like I'm in 3rd grade and I suddenly have to learn calculous or something.
     
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    vixenta Hands Off Me Haggis!

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    what kind of look are you wanting? professional? Comical?
    What do you think of core-photography.com winding in and out of the apples? Thats just a basic idea.
    Also give me some idea on what kind of look you're going for though.
     
  6. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I have no idea...I'm looking for tips and suggestions to get me started. I have no ideas in my head at all. I'm so frustrated, and my boyfriend isn't helping a bit.
     
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    Well Corry,
    I used to design logos a lot...
    Do you want this logo to be on your business cards, envelopes, etc..? If you want something like that then you need to keep it very simple and to the point. (even if it has nothing to do with Core-photography) Take Apple computers for example, apples have nothing to do with computers.... but it's one of the most well-known logos out there.

    Just an idea...
     
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    I agree with LittleMan, simple is best. My logo is actually just text, which makes it a lot easier for business cards, website, brochures, etc. As for a website, do you have access to Dreamweaver? That's what I used to design mine. For photography site keeping it focused on the actual photography is key. You can start out with just a main page, a contact page, a gallery page (or more than one if you want to do portraits, weddings, etc) and a pricing/packages page. People are looking for ease of use and ability to see samples of your work. Check out some website from photographers in your area to see what they include.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I do have dreamweaver, but I'm far from being able to use it. I started going through the tutorials and I felt like I was 2. I didn't understand anything. I know I need to keep it fairly simple, especially for business cards. But I thought I could make it slightly fancier (still simple though) for the website. Do you think I shouldn't use the photo (or one like it) at all?
     
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    To piggyback, go to www.webpagesthatsuck.com to get an idea of things not to do. We used to use that site for a guideline to design our military pages. And they have some funny stuff on there.
     
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    It will be personal preference on the logo for the website. You can make it part of your pages or you can simplify it to maybe one apple and go from there. As for Dreamweaver it's not so hard once you get started. Check out Lynda Weinman's website for some great books on learning in a VERY easy to understand way. Check out the template and frames section, from there it's just putting in your text and photos.
     
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    I threw this together:
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    It's very simple, yet artistic (it needs to be artistic because you're a photographer)
    This would print easily on business cards or paper easily.

    I used Adobe Illustrator to make it. That is the best for making logos. :thumbup:
     

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