Not being a professional photographer, I’ve had no real need for business cards – the only ones in my wallet are for my real job, and that’s got nowt to do with taking pictures.
However, when I heard about Moo and their double-sided cards that you could put anything on, my attention was grabbed. They’re a doddle to make – you go to their website, select a template, or use a blank one if you like, enter your text or upload a design of your own (they only have a limited number of fonts), then upload your photographs or designs for the reverse side, and then place your order (minimum of 50).
I think I uploaded 13 different images, so I’ve got 3 or 4 of each, but what this allows me to do is carry with me a portfolio of images in my pocket, along with my contact details and websites url’s. There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to articulate verbally what you take pictures of, it’s far easier if you have pictures to hand to show people, and then give then a card and ask them to check out your website. Anyway, time to go and practice my 2 minute ‘elevator speech’ for the next time I’m asked by someone what I’m doing with my camera……..