Examples of DIY Business Cards for Photographers
As creatives we photographers have very little reason to be packing standard humdrum business cards (let’s leave those for the door to door salesmen and insurance agents). Photographer/Blogger Katie Sokoler obviously agrees with me as she recently posted on how she made her home made cards. I love exchanging cards but am often disappointed when I’m out networking with my peers and I recieve a card that is unimaginative or worse, tacky. Whenever I hand mine out I’m often bombarded with a slew of questions like, “Is this an envelope? Is there something inside it? Can I open it?”. To which I respond: “Yes it is. Yes there is. Yes you can.” Which often leads to the question, “How much did it cost to have these made?” To which I respond: “I did them myself.” So I decided to follow Katie’s example and throw up a few pics to show how I make my cards. Take a look to see how putting in a little bit of effort can help get you remembered.
Katie Sokoler: “I’m shooting a ton of events this week but found that I’m all out of business cards! There’s not enough time to get new ones delivered so I thought… why don’t I just make my own fun cards at home?”
Kenn Tam: “I’ve been using these cards, in one iteration or another, for years now and they’ve never failed to get a reaction. Hopefully these pictures will give you a good idea of how they are made as I don’t wish to go into great detail. The pictures are pretty self explanatory but if you have a question you can always throw it up in the comments below.”
Now that you’ve seen what Katie and I are packing, show us a sample of your creative card. And if you don’t have one. why not? :P
Post pics or links to your cards below.
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