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watermark during slideshow or on printed pictures?

 
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Oct 14, 2008 15:21 |  #1

I did some pre wed pictures for my friends.
Basically I'm not the main photographer.
But I did take thousands of pre wed pictures expanding over 10 different days, these are not your ordinary pre wed/engagement pictures. Most of them are of the bridal party, friends, and family.

The BG basically want to help me out to start in wedding/engagement photography.
Out of my pictures, they will choose 7 to be printed big to be framed and shown at the wedding, and 30 to be printed small as a signature album.

they will also choose 80 for slideshow.

my questions is, since this would be for my advertisement and to promote my self, should I stamp my watermark on the printed and slideshows??? I was thinking not to do it, but my fiance keep nagging me to do it. Since I'm not the main photographer, if no body ask who took it, wouldn't be that people would assume that the main photographer took it.

What is the best way to promote myself? BTW I'll be busy being the groomsman, so I won't be able to chat around too much.


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Oct 15, 2008 05:16 |  #2

If my friend watermarked photos they gave to me i'd be pretty pissed off. Put your name at the start and/or the end of the slideshow and the book, that's what I do.


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Oct 15, 2008 07:29 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #3

I agree with Tim. Perhaps a flyer and some business cards displayed nearby... If the work looks good people will make the effort to find out who did the photography.


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Oct 15, 2008 14:04 |  #4

A discrete "signature" on the prints would be fine. A title slide at the beginning and end of the slide show would be appropriate. I wouldn't use watermarks on either.


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