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Sep 19, 2017 14:04 |  #1

First off photography is just a hobby but I still like having some kind of mark on my photos. I have a SmugMug that is really more for me than anything I am off and on social media. I had a watermark I was using but really didn't like it. This is what I have started, any feedback or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Sep 19, 2017 14:16 |  #2

Very artistic.
It might give you minimal protection over © name name 2017 as Carolyn E Wright's blog (external link) points out. But if someone else takes your shot & uses it for something & I google "GF Photography", will I find you?


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Sep 19, 2017 14:31 |  #3

I have never searched that, the short answer is no. The one that comes up is not me. I do see your point what does it matter if you can't find the owner.


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Sep 19, 2017 15:01 |  #4

That's a watermark? I'd concur, a watermark should be simple and factual to give you protection but not distract too much from the photo, that does the opposite.

As a logo, perhaps, but it's so busy you have to study it to understand it, so, not great as a logo, it's just got too much going on in a small area, I'd get rid of the f and the 'hotography', and just write 'GP Photography' underneath...


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Sep 19, 2017 18:16 |  #5

Cleaned it up.

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Sep 19, 2017 18:33 |  #6

cigargreg wrote in post #18456104 (external link)
Cleaned it up.
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Better, if it works with google.


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Sep 19, 2017 18:38 as a reply to PhotosGuy's post |  #7

Flickr account #1 result, Twitter#2 and smugmug #3.


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Sep 20, 2017 16:10 |  #8

Looks much better, to humour me, have you tried putting the writing below, I think that'll look cleaner still........


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Sep 20, 2017 17:27 |  #9

If you absolutely HAVE to use the overused shutter in your logo then make it much more simple than what you have there. Make the circle of the shutter the G.
Your big border does not read as a G to me.


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Sep 21, 2017 10:52 |  #10

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #18456746 (external link)
If you absolutely HAVE to use the overused shutter in your logo then make it much more simple than what you have there. Make the circle of the shutter the G.
Your big border does not read as a G to me.

It won't be long before very few people even recognize the "shutter/iris." Very few cameras use bladed shutters, cell phones are all electronic, and the lens irises of other cameras are only visible for an instant.




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Sep 21, 2017 19:07 |  #11

Ok here is one more, not really a fan of it.

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Sep 22, 2017 14:28 |  #12

Geet rid of the big G, it's doing nothing, and move the text inside the outline....


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Sep 22, 2017 16:06 |  #13

You do know you are asking for Graphic Design guidance on a photography forum? 1. Most photographers here are not graphic designers. 2. Photographers are not your target market.




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