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28-12-2007
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Comp/zed cards are usually about 4 by 6 or larger. I don't think there is a "standard" size ... but there are lots of on-line companies that specialize in comp/zed cards for models and freelancers and checking those out might give you some ideas.

I think that a range showing you best images is better than a story for a comp card. Comp cards provide just a peek at your work and hopefully interest potential clients enough to check out your work in your on-line portfolio or ask to have you bring in your hard copy portfolio. So you would be sure to list your web site on the card in additoin to your contact info, so they can see the rest of your work. Your portfolio (both on-line and hard copy) needs to show your stories, if you are a sylist.

There's a thread about actually building your portfolio ... the process, the size, what goes in it, how to arrange it, how to line up tests, etc., .... here.

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My business cards have my logo on them, in color. It's bold, graphic, and clearly defines what I do at a glance. Plus it's simple and it never goes out of style. It's also on my pro web site, my invoices othe business forms. So you know, I don't share a link to my pro site, here ... so you won't see the logo ... sorry.

I use my busisness cards at times and my comp cards at other times. My business cards are always with me, so they are easy to hand out. I use my comp cards to leave with or send to clients, potential clients, and other people in the biz, with whom I network... who send me referrals.

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Quote:
it's simple and it never goes out of style.
That's key.

So is it safe to say it shouldn't include an image? I've created a few logo options for myself, with defining typeface/colors, that I think speak graphically to my personality. I want it to be recognizable and easily worked into all of my marketing material, so this is why I think I should forgo any photos altogether and save it for my comp card. I also think a business card is too small a space to really get your styling across.

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I think ... just my opinion ... that photos of a stylist's work can be a problem ... what happens when the clothes go out of style? Then you have to re-do everything. So a logo makes more sense, to me.

Of course ... always use photos for your comp card (that is the point of comp cards) and that will get changed often. The comp card can have the logo on it as well, to be consistent with everything else.

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Great advice here, but mine is a different problem. I can't afford to do internships for free and I don't necessarily want to work for a magazine. I would like to freelance and have people call me when they need me. I work a FT job but can utilize vacation days, weekends to freelance. I want to shoot runway and some editorials eventually. Is this unrealistic to want to be a photographer who shoots for designers at fashion shows? I hear that usually designers just get images from Getty and other wire services who send photographers to shows. How does one get there work seen if designers are just going to go buy images from Getty?

I've sht MBFW in Los Angeles and some of my images rival those that make it to magazines. Not saying I'm all that, but I can match some of the stuff I see in mags already. I went to fashion week - LA, had these nice images and no one to show them to

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Here's a great resource to learn how to market yourself if you are a freelance makeup artist, hair artist or fashion stylist.

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Comp card examples
Someone asked about comp cards examples( I think fashionlova)

these are some examples of comp cards that I have been using,
Lately, I really have been loving the collage thing vs the blocked image card.
Your thoughts....

And I switch mine regularly/ beginning of the season and the images as well.
Mine are actually 3.5 * 5, like index cards.
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I'm just doing the biggest promotion of my (still young) career: I've printed a 40p. magazine full of my photos and send it out to agencies, mags, labels with which I can imagine to co-operate.
The cover is made from this picture:


I'll post the full PDF here as soon as the mailing is sent out.

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Hi Thomas!

did it work? Did you have any feedback?

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Hi Thomas!

did it work? Did you have any feedback?
It worked fine, I'll do Vol. #2 soon

The mag brought lots of new clients and even some newspaper coverage about my photography.

Here's the full issue #1 (2009)

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thats really cool, brilliant idea

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