Which Picture Signature?

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  1. WesVFX

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    I'm torn... been having a tough time finding a signature design or font that I'm really fond of. Here's what I have so far...

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    Forum: Beyond the Basics
    Have you been at photography for awhile? This is the forum for more advanced discussion of photography, such as exposure methods, lighting, HDR, and other techniques and controls!

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    I think both of those are difficult to read.

    What if you need white, or some other color of border, than black.
     
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    Hmmmm... interesting point... didn't even cross my mind.
     
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    Take the blue dot out. It is distracting from the photo. It seems to draw the eye (at least mine) and i'm sure thats not where you want the focus to be ;-).
     
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    That's why I get paid the big bucks. ;)

    A basic grraphics art rule for logos/signatures type things is that they first have to work in black and white.

    Second, for scalability they need to be vector graphics, not raster graphics.

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    Well they are Vector, but I do need to look into the black and white thing. The blue dot one was the original, then like you mentioned I thought it took away from the photo as well which is where I started to go to a not quite so noticeable text only instead.
     
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    Then on that score, you're good to go. :thumbup:

    I used to go through Hemet pretty frequently in the mid-70's - early 80's, on my way from Coronado up to Idyllwild to rock climb at Tahquitz and Suicide rocks. - Tahquitz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Well you just earned +10 cool points with that. I love me some Idyllwild.
     
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    As someone very experienced in post-production, I have a couple small suggestions.

    A serif font will definitely look very professional. It does however usually have a bit of a, "Look, I'm a fancy-pants serious photographer man" feel to it, so if your marketing strategy is less fancy-pants and more "I'm a casual awesome fellow who also takes awesome photographs," I would avoid it.

    My only other complaint is that in your two examples, both signatures are a little hard to read - the first because it looks like the opacity is turned down, and the second because of the stroke. I would suggest just a simple, flat white signature. (I also highly approve of you putting it on the border instead of directly on the image.)

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    From top to bottom those typefaces are Market Deco, Trajan Pro, Georgia, Times New Roman, and Imperator. The top two I think would go well with your images.
     
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    Sorry you went through Hemet LOL

    I hate it here... used to live in Temecula, then San Diego, then back to Murrieta, now in Hemet. Unfortunately it's turned pretty ghetto and just ugly in nature. Looking to move back to Temecula/Murrieta this summer LOL

    Thanks much Evvie for your input! I REALLY like that first font! I've always wondered if it was beneficial to include some sort of logo/icon into the signature to set you apart from the rest of the photographers out there. Since the trend seems to be text only with everyone. But as mentioned before, it could easily take away from the photo... Hmmm, lot's to think about!
     

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