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Topic: My first promo photo - which one?
Message: Posted by: Ed_Millis (Nov 23, 2009 07:59AM)
I can change this later, but right now these are the ones I have to choose from. Any opinions?

Standard head shot:
http://www.edandhismagic.net/Stuff/HeadShot_01.jpg

The power of the Googly Eye!
http://www.edandhismagic.net/Stuff/GooglyEyes.jpg
(Many thanks to Doug Higley!!)

Me and my assistant:
http://www.edandhismagic.net/Stuff/Chicken.jpg

Ed
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Nov 23, 2009 08:10AM)
I will select the one with the funny looking chicken. It tells a better story about your magic than the other two photos. Just my opinion.
Message: Posted by: piraino (Nov 23, 2009 08:34AM)
I agree with JamesTong that the third is the best. It's fun and says a little more about you. The first could be ok, but it would need to be re-shot - it's way out of focus.
Message: Posted by: The Futurist (Nov 23, 2009 08:36AM)
Yep, I agree with James and Piraino also. The chicken photo has that element of "magician in action" to it.
Message: Posted by: Amazing Magic Co (Nov 23, 2009 09:12AM)
Count me in for a vote with you and the chicken.

Dan.
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Nov 23, 2009 09:15AM)
Actually that chicken looks cute.
Message: Posted by: Dr. Delusion (Nov 23, 2009 09:43AM)
Tally in one more vote for you and your assistant.
Bob.
Message: Posted by: HerbLarry (Nov 23, 2009 10:18AM)
#3 for content and focus.
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Nov 23, 2009 10:43AM)
'Ya ain't got a monkey...so go with the chicken.
Message: Posted by: ldrosenblum (Nov 23, 2009 10:46AM)
Chicken all the way.

Congrats!
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Nov 23, 2009 11:03AM)
Looks like the chicken is the winner.
Message: Posted by: DWRackley (Nov 23, 2009 01:00PM)
I think itís unanimous. The chicken posing with the funny looking guy wins hands down. :)
Message: Posted by: Andreas S. (Nov 23, 2009 01:29PM)
In my opinion the second picture is a bit spooky.

One more vote for the chicken picture.
Message: Posted by: Ed_Millis (Nov 23, 2009 01:57PM)
Well, it looks like the chicken has won!! (I'll have to sse what I can do about the funny-looking guy next to him!!)

Thanks all for your help.
Ed
Message: Posted by: M Sini (Nov 23, 2009 08:26PM)
Chicken
Message: Posted by: joseph (Nov 23, 2009 08:36PM)
Thanks for giving us the bird.. :) ...
Message: Posted by: Brad Burt (Nov 23, 2009 09:16PM)
Have to vote for the chicken shot also Ed. That's a GREAT looking chicken. Can it throw it's voice? ;-)

Best,
Message: Posted by: hbwolkov (Nov 24, 2009 07:15AM)
When in doubt, go with the good looking bird.
Message: Posted by: Ed_Millis (Nov 24, 2009 07:43AM)
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On 2009-11-23 22:16, Brad Burt wrote:
Have to vote for the chicken shot also Ed. That's a GREAT looking chicken. Can it throw it's voice? ;-)
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No - but he sings and dances and can't find your card! 8>)

Ed
Message: Posted by: DaleTrueman (Nov 24, 2009 07:47AM)
Agree with the chicken.. It's a great shot.
Message: Posted by: Flamel (Nov 24, 2009 11:14AM)
I'll vote #3 as well, best shot of the bunch.
Message: Posted by: James Crosbie (Nov 24, 2009 04:00PM)
The first photo is out of focus so not good in my opinion.

If I say a poster of your second and third shots, I'd be more intrigued by the second, simply because it portrays you as a magician who's a little...different...which usually means for a more entertaining experience!

However, agree with most others that the third photo is the best taken shot. As for which to use, in my opinion it depends what type of act you're trying to portray.

:)
Message: Posted by: Tony Miller (Nov 24, 2009 11:00PM)
Chicken all the way. More humor and personality in that photo.
Message: Posted by: coolini (Nov 25, 2009 04:44AM)
The little chicken in the photo seems like looking up, why don't you hold an egg on top of its head...would be better having 2 of your fingers on top hanging there I guess
Message: Posted by: Ed_Millis (Nov 25, 2009 08:38AM)
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On 2009-11-25 05:44, coolini wrote:
The little chicken in the photo seems like looking up, why don't you hold an egg on top of its head...would be better having 2 of your fingers on top hanging there I guess
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All I could get was a chicken, so I had to put bunny ears on him!

Ed
Message: Posted by: coolini (Nov 25, 2009 02:36PM)
Heyyy Ed,
that's not a bad idea,and funny presentation for kids... a chicken who think he's a rabbit...lol
Message: Posted by: aitchy (Nov 25, 2009 05:25PM)
I like the third photo more than the others but would recomend getting a real photographer to take the photos - it costs a lot but clients can tell in an instant and it will pay off in time.


a magician friend now makes three times what he used to simple because he lost 50 pounds, bleached his teeth white and got a better hair cut and then paid a pro to take photos and design a cool website.
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Nov 25, 2009 08:13PM)
I like # 3 best mostly because your smile is genuine and likable. If the chicken represents your show well then it's a go with #3.

I'd also use it as your avatar (you could crop the chicken).

altchy, that's good advice but that first step is a Lulu (big one).

-Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: stijnhommes (Nov 27, 2009 05:19AM)
You've already got your winner, but I'll still add my vote for the chicken photograph. It's just plain fun. :) Just make sure it goes with your act. It totally fits if your a kids magician or comedy magician. If you're a bizzarist, cardician or serious mentalist, you might want to consider something else.
Message: Posted by: maxignites (Nov 29, 2009 09:22AM)
Hi Ed...of course the third one is the best one :)