Photographer’s business card – free template & tutorial

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Photo of a free business card design for photographers

How can you make that great first impression as a Photographer? Without time and the opportunity to showcase your work – how can you convey your professionalism and talent? 

Why not include some of your photography work on your business card – the back of the card has ample space to include both your contact details and your work. Take a look at the template I’ve made here, the front of the card displays your name and profession clearly – whilst the back has a 9 square grid composed of photograph and text squares.

The front of the card is styled to look like camera film (retro!), and is kept quite minimal to put emphasis on your name and profession without causing any distractions.

You can download the PSD template here.

And the PDF template here.

Photographers Business Card Template Image

Here’s how to create your own, and details of things like fonts, and colours!

Step 1.

Grab the 85 x 55 template. Boom. If you’re working in Photoshop, create a group folder for the front, and another for the back. If you’re in Ai, alt+drag to the right to create a copy, so you now have two – one for each side. Don’t have Adobe? You can do this in whichever suite you like, MS Paint, GIMP, or Paintshop Pro for example.

Step 2.

Pick some colours. I chose black to keep it sleek and black goes well with pretty much anything so it won’t clash with any photography you might use. White works just as well for this too. A great way of picking colours which contrast nicely is to use a free colour scheming tool such as paletton.com or the Adobe Kuler. You can save your colour schemes in Kuhler and use them in various adobe programs when signed in to the cloud.

Step 3.

Now to design the front of the card. I’ve used a block colour here with dashed lines to create the film reel effect, or you could use a rectangle shape and duplicate it a bunch of times. The font for “Nick Onn” is Ostrich Regular which you can download for free from theleagueofmoveabletype.com

Step 4.

The back. I made a grid of white lines and positioned them at the uppermost layer. The photographs I’ve used aren’t professional photography, they’re just some placeholder images I grabbed from Solopress’ Instagram. Leave some squares a block colour and add some text. You could vary the grid by making a 4×4 grid with some larger photos and add your details to the front of the card, or have one big image with contrasting text. Just some ideas for you – be sure to share your creations with us!

Some final tips, make sure you’re not going to miss anything that has run into the bleed, on the .PSD I’ve left the bleed guide in as a transparent layer.

I’d recommend you print these on either 400gsm Matt Laminated cards (because they just look and feel amazing!) or if you’re after something a bit different or are an environmental champion Pulp Business Cards could be the way to go.

3 COMMENTS

  1. I agree, business cards are essential in this day and age, and if you produce a business card that lacks character, it sort of reflects on your business. You certainly need bright and to the point business cards to potentially boost income.

  2. Business cards are essential to carry around whilst dealing with the day-to-day business of Photography. There will be times when you will thank yourself for having one at hand at JUST the right time! Make sure you have a plentiful supply and restock your business card holder regularly!

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