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    When selling your prints, do you have a border, name in it or just the photo itself? I know many people do different things..what do you do?

    This not being portrait work.

    I wasn't going to use borders. But with some photos not at the right scale that may be in demand, a border is a must unless I crop. I think I have to start shooting just for that crop as well.

    Personnally I want to include my name. It's like a painting. I want people to see it and go..oh..that is who took this.

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    You are right lots of variety and ways to do this. A lot depends on how you present the photo, with or without matting for example.

    Personally I like the title and signature to show outside the actual print, (let's say 1/8 inch under the bottom edge of the print) or a subtle signature in the bottom right corner of the print itself.
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    I gave a few away and just because I had the name feature turned on whenever I exported from Picasa my name got stuck on the bottom right corner of the prints. I liked having it there because of what you said. You worked hard for that shot and would like a little credit. I hated it being there, though, as I felt it intruded into the shot. Putting it in a frame and signing the matte or maybe even the glass where it doesn't obstruct the photo seems like a more appropriate solution.

    I guess you have to come up with your own answers. Most of your recent shots with that large white border and your name at the bottom are great. I really like that look and also I have been wondering how you do it. Make that part of the frame though and not part of the print unless the print is being sold/given away without the frame.
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    Thanks. I've printed a few off with that border and name under. They look fine but wondering if that is my best option, one that I will be happy with.

    No frames for me..lol! Too many out there and I've learnt not to guess what any one would like..lol.
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    For me it's realy up to the customer demands. Most of the photos I sell are events though so they are just simply photos of high res and no borders, sigs etc at all. But if they wanted a border then I'd give it to them.

    If I prepare some of the recent WA shots I got for sale I'll probably do something similar to what marko has mentioned as I've printed a couple that way for myself before.

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