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    business card

    im trying to get things to take off here, and last night i bought a domain name, (now i have to buy hosting :mad2: ) but here is one idea for a business card. is it okay to use the canon name in it? i used my friends cool equipment to take a picture of his cool camera. that camera isnt even mine let me know what you think, thanks!

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    Re: business card

    You have to remember what size this is going to print as. That super swirly font might be hard to read so small.

    I don' t know about the Canon thing, though. Hopefully someone else will be able to tell you for sure.
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    Re: business card

    I'm with Adina here. Your name is the most important thing. Don't make the client work to read it.
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    Re: business card

    okay thanks, ill change the name font. anyone else know if the canon things okay? im thinking so far id rather be safe then sorry, so ill just clone it out.
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    Mark, in the July 2006 issue of Photolife (a Canadian photo magazine), there is an article that may relate to the use of the Canon logo. The article is entitled Shooting a designer logo and addresses the issue of a photographer at a fashion shoot who captures a designer logo in one (or more) of his pictures.

    The premise works like this...suppose a photographer at a fashion show snaps a picture of a model wearing a dress with a big logo of a famous fashion designer embroidered on the front of it. The picture is developed, or reproduced electronically, and the logo is visible, and voila :blush2: the logo has been reproduced. Even though the photographer owns the rights to the photo, the fact that the copyrighted logo, or trademark, has been reproduced could constitute copyright infringement. The article goes on to say that there may be some defence against the infringement claim, but frankly, if I were you, I would stay as far away from this as I could, particularly in a business card. (If you want, I can elaborate from the article.)

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: business card

    Quote Originally Posted by WesternGuy
    Mark, in the July 2006 issue of Photolife (a Canadian photo magazine), there is an article that may relate to the use of the Canon logo. The article is entitled Shooting a designer logo and addresses the issue of a photographer at a fashion shoot who captures a designer logo in one (or more) of his pictures.

    The premise works like this...suppose a photographer at a fashion show snaps a picture of a model wearing a dress with a big logo of a famous fashion designer embroidered on the front of it. The picture is developed, or reproduced electronically, and the logo is visible, and voila :blush2: the logo has been reproduced. Even though the photographer owns the rights to the photo, the fact that the copyrighted logo, or trademark, has been reproduced could constitute copyright infringement. The article goes on to say that there may be some defence against the infringement claim, but frankly, if I were you, I would stay as far away from this as I could, particularly in a business card. (If you want, I can elaborate from the article.)

    Hope this helps.

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    Then again Canon might appreciate that you advertise that you use their product If nothing else you can just rubber stamp it out.

    I personally am not a huge fan of just using the camera as it has been done many times over. I'd shoot for keep it simple stuipd (KISS).

    Also check out americasprinter.com for dual side cards that are extremely affordable. A few photographryreview shooters (myself included) have used them.

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    Re: business card

    Mark congradulations on working at DigiDog too. I'm sure Russ can help you out. I think you should use a model or some of your own work on your card, something simple though.
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    Re: business card

    yea, thanks everyone. that was for sure only an idea. thanks ryan, i heard that you gave me props . yea russ should help me out for sure. ill keep makin new ideas.
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    Re: business card

    Hi Mark,

    I hope you don't mind but I grabbed one of your images from your website and fooled around a little hoping to give you some ideas for your card. It's not really dimensionally accurate or perfectly spaced but I just threw it together real quick for your viewing.

    I think you should definitely use one of your own creative images like the one below to kind of showcase your talent (and you are talented). Also, you can still use a fancy typeface like the one below but you have to make sure it's easily readable, and keep your copy somewhat simple. Just enough info and graphics to tease them.

    The typefaces I used here were AirfoilScriptSSK for the name and AcanthusSSK for the rest of the type. Two very nice fonts that I like to use a lot. CMYK percentages for the color of the business name are 53/55/87/43, which goes very nicely with the blue train although it is hard to tell from this small file.

    I have to admit that making a card for one's self is very difficult, even when I do it for myself, despite the fact that I am a graphic production artist and do this kind of stuff for other people every day at work. Have fun making your own card, and let us see what you eventually settle on!
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    Re: business card

    schrackman, that card looks so cool. im going to have to try to make something like that, if you dont mind. thanks for the idea!
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    Re: business card

    I don't mind at all, Mark. That's why I put it up there.

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