40 Inspirational Photography Logos

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. Also, you can go to Logaster and find out more information about creating photography-logos.


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 clichéd 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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Danielle Porter is a freelance writer. Danielle freelance's at DesignCrowd.com - a crowdsourcing site for logo design and design bidding.

  1. Reply cgimusic August 9, 2011 at 5:35 PM

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

  2. Reply Graphic Design Den August 9, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    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. Reply Ocular Harmony August 10, 2011 at 1:33 AM

    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.

  4. Reply aditia August 10, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    love them all, but I most likely the Fuller logo

  5. Reply Zeeshan Siddiqui August 10, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    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. Reply Thermostatic Mixing Valve August 10, 2011 at 8:10 PM

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

  7. Reply Creative Designs August 12, 2011 at 2:07 AM

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

  8. Reply Adriana August 18, 2011 at 11:58 AM

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

  9. Reply Rick September 13, 2011 at 8:23 PM

    See my logo…

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  11. Reply Caseyb2000 November 8, 2011 at 10:55 PM

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

  12. Reply welogodesigner June 21, 2013 at 10:46 AM

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


  13. Reply Shreesh October 13, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    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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