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microman23
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Apr 01, 2008 18:21 |  #1
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Apr 01, 2008 18:27 |  #2

In all my years of looking at gallery exhibits I've never seen anything more than simply "the name." Besides, "Ansel Adams Photography" would look sort of dorky on a print of Half Dome.

I only sign my first and last name, but I do include the year.


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Apr 01, 2008 18:57 |  #3

First/last name and year...bottom right side in either black or silver.


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Apr 01, 2008 19:00 |  #4

Nothing...

If someone is going to pay me for one of my prints, IMO, they're entitled to the entire print and I shouldn't make an ad out of it.

I would consider adding my contact info and copyright statement on the back, however.


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Apr 01, 2008 19:02 |  #5

Why don't you have 'nothing' as an option? I agree with flyingphotog.


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Apr 01, 2008 19:06 |  #6

You know Flying, you make an excellent point and I was a bit hasty in my response. I've actually never signed any of my prints. I do sign the matte though that goes over them. And like Mike said, bottom right hand corner. I may even include a typed artists statement on back of the matte out of sight.

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If someone is going to pay me for one of my prints, IMO, they're entitled to the entire print and I shouldn't make an ad out of it.

I would consider adding my contact info and copyright statement on the back, however.


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Apr 01, 2008 19:08 |  #7
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I never sign any of my prints either... digitally or with a pen.

This will be for my portfolio pictures.




  
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Apr 01, 2008 22:12 as a reply to  @ microman23's post |  #8

Another vote for no sig on photos. Same reason as FlyingPhotog.

I do, however, try to remember putting a signature when posting my photos on the web.

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Apr 02, 2008 23:35 |  #9

Ansel Adams said it best, "God doesnt sign his work, so why should I." I only sign if asked by the customer though.


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Apr 02, 2008 23:48 |  #10

I sign the matt with the name and year using a charcoal pencil.
You get charcoal pencils from artist supply places.
I do some test signings on scraps before the final as Ive screwed up my name when the pencil has dug into the matt.
Its a big moment and easy to screw up.


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Apr 02, 2008 23:49 |  #11

I sign some landscapes with my first name, last name and year. Silver pen usually.


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Apr 03, 2008 05:36 |  #12

Besides NZDoug and myself, is anybody else matting and framing their work for presentation/sale and signing accordingly?


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Apr 03, 2008 08:54 as a reply to  @ sapearl's post |  #13

I put my full name in either bottom corner of the actual print. It's usually covered by the mount upon framing. I think its nice, as in years to come someone might like to know who took the photograph and now they will.

The Mr Adams quote makes me chuckle, in-fact so does religion...sometimes.




  
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Apr 17, 2008 04:34 |  #14

Do people normally sign on Canvas prints? I'm invited to a gallery to present one of my work and I'm thinking of placing my digital signature on the bottom right hand corner, not sure whether it will ruin the balance of the image though.


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Apr 17, 2008 08:08 |  #15

I suppose it depends on how large/intrusive the signature is relative to the size of the final image. I've never done a canvas print myself, but my father was an oil painter and always signatured his work in the lower right. He'd usually somehow incorporate into an element of the image.... quite clever actually ;).

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