How to Use Your Photo To Make Your Business Card Standout

I guess some of you has been to some networking session and comes home with a bunch of namecards. Now it is the guessing game, do you really remember who's who?What's easier to remember, someone's logo, company name or photo?

If you want to be memorable to others, the best way is to insert a photo of yourself on your business card. A professional photo on your business card, is the best way to stand out from everyone else, promote you and your brand and allow the recipient to remember you long after the networking session. After all, networking is about establishing relationships and then continuing the conversation afterwards.

corporate photos for namecards

Here are some tips for making your namecard to standout

female corporate photography

1. Make sure your photo is BIG enough to be clearly seen and have an impact to make a clear statement.Not a little thumbnail or postage stamp size in the corner. This is your opportunity to make a statement and stand out!Make sure it is a half body or headshot. Unless If you are a actor,fitness trainer or model, you can be more adventurous to have a 3/4 or full length photo to show off your body

2. Always use a up-to-date photo of yourself facing to the front.Best to match your business card photo with all your social media photo so they are visually aligned and clients can look for you easily online just by looking at the photo

3. Place minimal details next to the photo.Less is more. All contact details can go to the back of the card.If people are interested in what they see, they will turn the card to the back for your details

4.Dress as you will present yourself to your target market.Wear the right clothes that match your brand.Wear minimal accessories to avoid distraction from your photo

In the corporate world, business cards can be more creative and exciting than you think. Here are some examples

man corporate headshot for business card

5.Make sure your name and logo can be clearly seen in the namecard

profile photos for namecard

6.Include a quote with your photo on your namecard makes you memorable to your recipient

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7.For people who are your own boss, you want to be credible so be bold to make a statement if you are a award winning recipient for your professional work

business profile shot by Singapore Photographer Lisa Lum

8.Asking a question on your namecard can make your namecard standout too

outdoor business photoshoot by Singapore Photographer Lisa Lum

9.Have a photo taken outdoor makes you relax and professsional is most suitable for your photo on the business card. To make you further standout, include a quote.

celebrity photoshoot Singapore Singer / Producer Jiu Jian

10.Your photo has to align with your kind of work that you are doing and has to show your personality in the photo.

female makeover photoshoot

11.Keep it simple.If clients are interested in finding out who you are and what you are offering, they will turn the card to the back to find out.

DJ Branding Portraits by Lisa Lum in Singapore

12.Photoshoot done at your workplace best represent who you really are. Be your authentic self

Branding for Man Branding Photography by Lisa Lum SG

Another example of your authentic self in action.Remember to include a quote to make a bold statement

Female corporate photoshoot in Singapore

13.Corporate photoshoot can be stylish too

Branding photo shoot for Singapore Artist Silver Ang

14.If you are a model or artist, details can keep to minimal.

male model photo shoot in Singapore

15.For people in the creative or entertainment industry. Be bold to pose for your namecard and express that attitude and personality.An example of an actor namecard

female makeover photoshoot in Singapore

Another example of a female artist namecard

Asia #1 make-up artist Sumie Belbachir

16.Be bold to make your tagline to standout

male makeover photography

17. If you are a model, be daring to express yourself in a full length body shot

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In summary, the photo on your Business Card needs to portray you as a professional in your industry and makes you stand out from the rest of your competitors and be memorable long after you’ve handed it to a potential client.

For gentleman in the corporate industry,to learn about how to pose for photo, please check out my 7 top poses for man to standout in the corporate industry

For ladies in the corporate industry,to learn about how to pose for photo, please check out my Top 7 Poses for Female Corporate Photography for Branding

If you like this post,please feel free to share with someone who needs it. If you are ready to bring your career to the next level with a new photo, please email me at or call me at +65 6634 8321 or +65 9743 2189 to discuss about your branding photography.

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