photograph signed by the photographer


junousia

Link Posted 21/07/2012 - 19:52
I have couple of photos which I'm going to sell (try to sell) them printed and framed. I wonder which will be the common practice, signing the photos by hand or by e.g. photoshop (to the front right corner or to the backside) or let them be without signing at all?
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Jukka
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lgriffiths

Link Posted 24/07/2012 - 01:48
Some photographers sign the card mount if they're mounted. This is what i preffer if i'm buying. A lot of photographers tag/digitaly sign online images, i wouldnt like that if i was paying for a print though.

Hand signing gives it that unique (low batch) feel to it too.

Just my thouhgts though, no idea what the most common is.

simonkit

Link Posted 24/07/2012 - 17:26
I always personally sign all my mounted/framed prints on the mount itself rather than on the actual print, personally I prefer this rather than signing the actual photograph

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junousia

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 20:29
Thanks

Mayde it's better to sign the photo on the frame (backside the frame) or on the backside of the print in such a way that it does not show through the print.
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Jukka
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simonkit

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 21:29
junousia wrote:
Thanks

Mayde it's better to sign the photo on the frame (backside the frame) or on the backside of the print in such a way that it does not show through the print.

My thoughts are that the reason for signing it is to add that individual touch, if customers can't see your signature when on display then there's little point in adding one....sign the front but to be on the safe side maybe make it quite discreet

Simon
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Don

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 21:49
I find they sell better when I sign names like Ansel Adams, or Robert Capa, or Annie Lebowitz on the front..
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

junousia

Link Posted 27/07/2012 - 19:58
So, sign on the front is better solution. That's the way what painters do and why not photograps can't sign same way.
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Jukka
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