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Creating a logo for a photographer is an interesting experience. As a creative, albeit a different kind, a photographer is likely to have more ideas and want to have more input on the process than most other clients. You’ll no doubt have to talk them down off the cliff on some ideas, and yet they’ll likely have enough design knowledge to talk you out of some ideas. A logo has to portray the business at hand and having matching business cards for your brand is very important.

Check out these logos for some inspiration, where other designers and their photographer clients have come to some consensus.



Conclusion

Often you’ll find that photography logo roundups include many pieces that riff on the motifs of the camera itself, rolls of film or other field-specific items. And while you’ll find a bit of that in this roundup, most of these logos do away with the typical trappings and go in new directions. Leather textures, for instance, are not something you’ll generally associate with photography but can be found in this article.

Now is certainly the time for photographers to take another look at their branding and consider a do-over: is it too dependent on clich├ęd motifs and needs an upgrade to something more unique to stay competitive?

Got your own favorite photography logos? Let us know about them and the designers behind them in the comments.

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13 Comments so far

  1. cgimusic says:

    Some wonderful logos there. Christian Anderl’s reminds me of the Aperture Science logo.

  2. Photography logos are always expected to be innovative and creative because of its industry. This collection displays some really inspiring photography logos…..thanks for the collection.

  3. Ha, it’s always nice seeing good logos focused to a specific niche. I just got mine redesigned and seeing roundups just makes me want to see even more changes in mine.
    :D

  4. aditia says:

    love them all, but I most likely the Fuller logo

  5. Most photographers want their logo to be simple/minimal and unique, which is infact a complex combination to design. Yet there are so many in this collection that are simple and unique. Photography logos are so beautiful, its makes you wanna start scribbling one of your own. :)

  6. Professional photographer need icon, logo is like that. thanks for sharing idea

  7. Wow, inspiring logo designs, every design different from others, Thanks for sharing.

  8. Adriana says:

    I just love photography and these logos are so beautiful. Wonderful list ;)

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  10. Caseyb2000 says:

    SugarStudios on Etsy has sweet and affordable photography logos: http://www.sugarstudios.etsy.com

  11. Good collection. Specially liked the Parallel 57 and Fuller logo.

    welogodesigner

  12. Shreesh says:

    Hi, I have made my own logo .. kindly please review it and let me know.
    btw how should I post it here

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