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10 Creative Business Card Ideas for Photographers

A creative profession like photography should certainly have business cards that or convey the art form. I am sure, you wouldn't want to see a dull, monotonous, and typical lettered-business card in the hands of a photographer. This PhotograFeed article cites 10 creative ways to design a business card for a photographer.
PhotograFeed Staff
Quick Tip
A 'see-through' or transparent business card can be a smart way for photographers to recreate the effect of viewing through the 'lens'. However, your business card should serve its purpose―the name and contact details should be clearly visible and legible.
In today's highly competitive business environment, it has become essential that you attract your clients in a unique way. Of course, with a profession like photography, you will have to think creatively and hence, need not resort to those typical formal business cards like lawyers, doctors, and other professionals do. It is expected of you to be creative with your designs, the way you look for creativity through your lenses. Let your business card exhibit your innovative side. Though, a business card is just a gateway to attract new clients, yet it is your work which is going to retain them in the long run. 

While creativity knows no bounds, we have cited below, 10 different ways in which you can design your business cards. Yet, the following tips will guide you through choosing the correct styling for your business card. A little bit of homework will never hurt, even if you're going to be guided by your card designer. 
Tips to Remember
1. The card should reflect your profession or field or work. For example, if you're a wedding or a wildlife photographer, choose a suitable photograph, and use it appropriately. However, it is not essential to stick to this, you can use other creative ideas. 

2. Even though you want to make the card attractive, make sure the text or content is legible. A good option is to use the reverse side of the card for your text; however, this is not mandatory. 

3. You can use different textures and patterns for a creative business card. Let your creativity reflect your choice of material or pattern. Embossing or letter-press effect never fails to work wonders. 

4. A card is quick way to exhibit your photography skills, so use your best or choicest clicks, on the reverse of business card. It might serve as a mini-portfolio. 

5. The color black has still got a lot of appeal, and will give the card a dynamic look. It also represents darkness―one of the essential elements of photography. 

6. Adding vintage-styled photographs can also be a good way to make it attractive―for nothing can beat the beauty of black-and-white photos. 

7. If you're one of those who experiment with colors, run riot, for example, a wildlife photographer can have a colorful picture to represent his work. 

8. Your card can be inspired by your studio name. For example, a studio by the name of 'Reflections' can have a photograph depicting a reflection, or 'Focus' studio can show a photograph which focuses on a single element, fading the exterior elements. Highlight various camera techniques on your business card. 
Creative Ideas for Business Cards
camera lens
Black camera lens: Depict your camera lens on a black card, it will give a vibrant effect to the card.
circular business card
Circular cards: Looks good for wedding or fashion photographers who would like to go all decorative with their cards.
letterpress style
Letterpress: It is a quintessential way to add some charm to your card, and provide a bit of 'old school' look to it. I would suggest this one for a wedding or event photographers.
die-cut style
Die-cut business cards: Experiment with various shapes, and shun away those typical cards!
graphic business card
Graphic elements: Go a little quirky using graphic elements, add some fun to your business cards.
transparent card
See through/transparent cards: This is a really unique card concept which can work wonders for photographers.
Simple cards using camera icons: If you like to keep it simple, you can use camera icons instead of experimenting with different colors and being overtly trendy.
Screaming Young Blonde Woman Having A Nervous Breakdown
Expressive card: Human emotions can be best captured by a camera, and let your potential clients know that. Use your clicks on your business card.
negative photo roll
Vintage effect: Use 'old school' concepts, such as negatives of a photograph, to give it a classical look. In the era of digital cameras, it still doesn't hurt to go back to the good old times.
holiday calendar
A classic black card: No one can beat this look, for black conquers all!
Designing a business card can be the most 'creative' part of any business. Choose the right color, texture, and needless to say, good quality paper. A warning, though, do not make an overtly flashy card, for simplicity still gets it due. Use a hybrid of any of the techniques mentioned above, and be a proud possessor of an innovative business card.