Photographer Logos With Photography Elements
There are few fields as image oriented as photography. Because your customers are trusting you to present them in the best possible light, failing to present yourself and your business in a professional, aesthetically pleasing way can be nothing short of disastrous. There are several factors that can make or break photography logos. While there are a variety of ways that a logo design in this genre can be successful, here are a few things to think about when considering logos for your photography business.
Artistic images. Whether you choose to have a very abstract logo or one that has a traditional image such as a camera, it’s important that photographer logos be extremely stylized and artistic. Even the most natural photographs are the recipient of your expert styling and skills. While it may seem easy to take a pretty picture, you know well as a photographer the huge amount of professional equipment and training that go into every shot. A logo designer brings a similar amount of skill to your logo, creating an image that, even if simple, is professional in every way.
Use of color. Because photography is a diverse business, photography logos may have color schemes ranging from neon brights to simple black and white logos. Whatever the color palette that you ultimately choose, it’s important that these hues be representative of your personal style while also appealing to your customers on a basic, subconscious level. A logo designer knows what different color combinations ‘say’ to people viewing them, and can thus create a scheme that speaks volumes to your customers.
Symbols of movement. While this is not an absolute necessity, many of the most successful logos use shapes that imply movement and change. This is due to the stylish nature of the art. Customers may want an image that is timeless, but they also want one that is current and uses the best technology available at the moment. Your logo can show this by having wavy designs or spirals, or even by having an italicised font. Luckily, this is most effective when done in a subtle, less obvious manner.
Balance. Balance makes photographs appear more beautiful and more professional. If you want an attractive and professional photographer logo, it will have to follow the same basic rules. Customers who view these logos that are just a little ‘off’, even if it is barely noticeable, will be far less likely to give the companies in question the chance to capture their memories. A logo with the right balance of color and shape will showcase your aesthetic sense in a way that is more powerful than words.
The same way a photographer carefully arranges a complicated photo shoot, a logo designer arranges a logo with multiple considerations in mind. This is why professional logos can be so powerful. Don’t let your company go another day without the benefit that a well designed logo can give you. Talk to a logo designer today about what kind of logo will be your springboard to success.
Top 10 Photography Studio Logos
Photography Studio Logos – Photography is both an art and a profession. As such, photographers must walk a fine line between pleasing their customers, remaining true to their artistic impulses, and marketing themselves in a way that maintains enough business to pay the bills. These photography logos are interesting and original, very different from the images that you would see in any other type of logo design. They are the cornerstone of each photographer’s brand, a hint at their personal style and the type of product that a customer can expect from the business.
While many photographers use their own photographs in their Photography Studio Logos, this is in general a bad idea. First, there is a good chance that many customers who would like several of your photographs might not like that particular one. Second, a photograph usually doesn’t work well on paper and stationary, giving your business a lower case look. For an appropriate, inviting, multipurpose, and yet intensely personal logo, you will need to talk to a professional logo designer. Here is a small sampling of the attractive and interesting Photography Studio Logos we have seen around lately.
Moonblinx Gallery Logo
1 This photography business may have a nontraditional name, but their logo design shows that they are all business. The light gray is modern and serious but artistic as well. Ultra-simple lettering in upper case letters adds to the professional feeling. The only detail needed is the creative way in which a rectangle is used for the two L’s in the second word. The message is that this business offers a blend of the traditional and the unexpected.
2 What could represent a mother better than a purse containing both a bottle and a cell phone? This is the image used for this photography company. However, in this case, the black purse is also a camera. With many moms dabbling in photography to better capture the precious moments of their children’s lives, a business catering to them has a high chance of success, especially with a memorable logo design such as this. Lowercase writing adds a friendly feeling that will pull in many mothers.
Light Peacock Photography Logo
3 This photographer has a nontraditional name and a logo to match, with no reference at all to photography in the image. However, in this case, it certainly works. The stylized curve of a peacock’s head is shown, with the bird’s recognizable top feathers in profile. This curve is modern and stylish, once again tying into the peacock theme with the use of multiple colors in the simple line-based design. The upper case writing is serious and business-like, but with a few swirling details to create continuity with the image.
Kristy Harrison Wedding Photography Logo
4 This logo design earns a place on our top ten for being appropriate to the industry, extremely simple, and yet incredibly clever. A simple image of a photography shutter is shown, turned into an engagement ring with the addition of a solitaire diamond at the top. Light blue is a common wedding color scheme because it is traditional and yet soft. With such a simple image, unembellished upper case writing is really the only option that would work well.
Maciej Waiczak Logo
5 This logo design stands out because the colors are so uncommon. A bold gold color attracts attention and gives a modern feeling. The unembellished camera next to rounded lower case writing would seem too plain, but both the camera and the writing are ultra-stylized with plenty of details to pull in the eye. This is a great example of thinking outside the box in logo design while still representing the business at hand.
Sherilyn Kusuda Photography Logo
6 Photography is a particularly fun field when it comes to logos because few businesses allow such highly personal and even girly touches. This logo is a great example not just of a photography logo but of a feminine one as well. The name is written in plain, rounded letters and surrounded by pretty swirls and leaf accents. Bright flowers complete the feminine image while adding a modern feeling. The blue and orange are opposite colors and thus make for a vivid, fun feeling.
Madelyne Photography Logo
7 This is another example of a modern, feminine, and artsy logo, although it is very different from others we have shown. The stylized image of a female’s head is shown, drawn in simple black lines with just a pop of color in the hair bow. The name is written again in lower case, although this time in a more modern font to match a more contemporary image.
Heinrik Kreilisheim Photography Logo
8 This logo design features an ultra-trendy color palette as well as one of the more popular logo trends of the year: origami. The origami, in this case, is creating a stylized and attractive version of the photographer’s initials. Seafoam and chocolate brown are two colors seem in a variety of contexts this year, from fashion to art too, yes, logo design. This stylish yet simple logo design hints at the type of photograph you can expect from this company.
9 Usually any talk about shooting a dog brings up a far more unpleasant image, but this logo does an extra good job of quickly and conclusively communicating that this brand is all about dog photography. An image of a photographer looking into an old fashioned camera is front and center. If you look carefully, it appears to be roughly in the shape of a dog as well. Lower case writing with series gives a hint of legitimacy without taking away from the image. Brown is a modern yet natural color that works well with this modern logo.
10 Here we see another approach to a pet logo. In this case, a friendlier image is used, with a camera made into the face of a dog in a bright friendly purple-blue. The dog has wide eyes and is smiling, an image of happiness that also relates to the facial expression used most in human photography. The writing is similarly friendly, in rounded lower case letters that are rounded to go well with the image.