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    A signature for photography

    Hi, this is my first post in the forums, I hope I can found an answer to my question here :)

    I love photography and was thinking of a signature. I see that some people choose it like this:

    My name photography
    others use:
    My name's photography

    so witch is correct? with the ('s) or without it? Also, are there special considerations for some letters? I mean, my name is Motaz (it is Arabic) so I guess:
    "Motaz's photography"
    is difficult to pronounce, right?

    Thanks in advance.
    :)

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    Re: A signature for photography

    "Photography" is the art, job or action of taking photos. What you need there is the noun "photograph". And, since you have a person there, you need to establish the possession relation by adding "`s". So it would be:

    Paul`s photograph

    When you are talking about more than one person you add the apostrophe at the end of the word, without adding an "s". So it would be:

    The workers`rights

    Can you notice the differnce? Be careful and don`t confuse with nouns such as children. It is not "the childrens`rights" neither "the children`rights". It is "the children`s rights".

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    Re: A signature for photography

    Quote Originally Posted by Motaz2 View Post
    Hi, this is my first post in the forums, I hope I can found an answer to my question here :)

    I love photography and was thinking of a signature. I see that some people choose it like this:

    My name photography
    others use:
    My name's photography

    so which is correct? with the ('s) or without it? Also, are there special considerations for some letters? I mean, my name is Motaz (it is Arabic) so I guess:
    "Motaz's photography"
    is difficult to pronounce, right?

    Thanks in advance.
    :)
    It's not entirely clear what you mean by a 'signature.'
    "Motaz's photography" is OK for a sign - for example on a web page, or over a shop. But you could also have "Motaz photography".
    For a signature, I'd say that, "Motaz, Photographer" would be appropriate.
    (My name is Motaz, and I am a photographer.)

    You might have to clarify what you intend to do with it.

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    Re: A signature for photography

    Thanks alot guys for the quick replies.
    Leandro-Z: Thanks alot, I get it but I was asking if both were okay.

    Raymott: Thanks for your comment, I want to use it as a signature on my photos and may be as a title for my website or portfolio ...

    I see many people put this at the bottom of their photos:

    "Karl Tanner photography" <==no 's
    or
    "Photo by Danny Adams"

    (I made up the names, of course!)..

    So, I was asking about what is right as regards to grammar....thanks :)

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    Re: A signature for photography

    Quote Originally Posted by Motaz2 View Post
    Thanks alot guys for the quick replies.
    Leandro-Z: Thanks alot, I get it but I was asking if both were okay.

    Raymott: Thanks for your comment, I want to use it as a signature on my photos and may be as a title for my website or portfolio ...

    I see many people put this at the bottom of their photos:

    "Karl Tanner photography" <==no 's
    or
    "Photo by Danny Adams"

    (I made up the names, of course!)..

    So, I was asking about what is right as regards to grammar....thanks :)
    "Motaz Photography" might be best then.

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