law4fun
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Anyone Else Had "business" Cards Made?

Mon Oct 18, 2004 9:33 am

Just curious...
When I meet up with someone at the airport, I like to give them a card with my email, website and the websites I post on, etc. on it. I usually give one of my law office cards but I don't want it to be seen or perceived as a plug for my law practice since I usually give them out at out-of-state airports.

Has anyone else had photography business cards made with all the pertinent info on them? These are not "business" cards as I don't have a photo business...kind of like personal/introduction cards (like in the old days...ok, maybe I'm dating myself here...)
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dc8jet
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RE: Anyone Else Had "business" Cards Made?

Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:13 am

I had a small amount made up and carry a few with me when I'm out taking pictures. I give them to other photographers that I might run into. I find they come in handy when taking photos at smaller airports. It gives you a bit more creditability when you present a card. Also never hurts to give one to the cops if they give you a problem. My cards have an American flag backround which seems to be good for a few points!
 
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RE: Anyone Else Had "business" Cards Made?

Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:14 am

I have a card that has the info of my under-construction website, which has my contact info and such. It's also good for police and such when they stop you, helps make you look a little more legit in convincing them that you're not a terrorist.

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RE: Anyone Else Had "business" Cards Made?

Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:26 am

I was thinking of that actually a few weeks ago. Just something good to have in case the police question you or you meet a fellow photographer? What kind of layout do you guys use and information do you put on it?

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RE: Anyone Else Had "business" Cards Made?

Mon Oct 18, 2004 12:34 pm

As Phil indicated, its becoming more neccesary in New York if you are shooting from the perimeter, business or no business.

Coincidentally, I ran into Dariusz Jewezski (PhotoDj) today and got his card. He was on assignment, and would have a card anyway, but at this point it would be helpful for anyone pointing a lens at aircraft.

Its funny to think...nowadays spotters exchange their business cards... a few years ago, not so common I don't think. Perhaps the serious slide traders did; I don't know.

Not sure if Art Brett still uses the same card for his business, but last year it featured a smoking AeroMexico DC-8!  Smile

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RE: Anyone Else Had "business" Cards Made?

Mon Oct 18, 2004 3:43 pm

I am a crew member at a Polish website(link in the footer), and the whole crew have their cards. Yep, we give 'em out.

This is good especially if you don't remember the person you met.
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cancidas
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RE: Anyone Else Had "business" Cards Made?

Mon Oct 18, 2004 3:48 pm

definately more legitimacy on your part when you hand one over. the problem i'm having is making one that looks professional enough. i have a few that i made on my own but doubt that those'll pass. how hard is it to get full color cards made professionally?
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RE: Anyone Else Had "business" Cards Made?

Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:12 pm

Here is a small application I came across, that I use to make a card. You make the card and can print it right on your own color printer. They sell business card stock paper either glossy or matte, comes in a sheet of 10 or so and they are perforated so you just seperate them after printing. Then you can even have the card laminated to make it even thicker and glossier.

Here is a link to the program:

http://www.rkssoftware.com/visualbusinesscards/overview.html

I think it is a good idea for photographers to have cards.

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RE: Anyone Else Had "business" Cards Made?

Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:13 pm

I also have a few business cards that I printed up here at home. I usually give 'em to pilots, photographers, or whoever I might run into at the airport. Never tried giving one to a cop tho. Only got pulled over once for taking pictures and it ended up the cop was a photographer too...except he photographed landscapes.
 
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RE: Anyone Else Had "business" Cards Made?

Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:39 am

I ordered mine on the net from Vistaprint. They have several backrounds you can choose from and you just fill in the blanks.It cost me about $20 for 250 cards. There is alco an outfit in CVG called Air Pix and they have photo business cards. Nice cards but not cheap.
 
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RE: Anyone Else Had "business" Cards Made?

Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:49 am

I did it for the sole purpose of having something to hand a security person to give me credibility.

But what I've found is that I'm always being asked by someone for my email address...and I give them a card...which creates a lot of conversation about this hobby of mine.
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