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9 Best Photography Logos and How to Make Your Own for Free [2019]

Jill M. Sheehan
Jill M. Sheehan
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September 24, 2019

You don’t have to invest a lot of time or money to get a great photography logo. You can easily use an online tool to design your own logo (see how below), or hire a designer for as little as $5 on a site like Fiverr. But first, let’s take a look at some of the best photography logos the web has to offer.

If you need more inspiration, jump down to see some famous photography logos.

9 Best Photography Logos

Photography logo - Bella Vixens logo

 Logo by sikamcoy222
from DesignCrowd

 

Photography logo - Camera Axe

Logo by bo_rad
from 99designs

 

Photography logo - Chequered Flag

Logo by POP!
from DesignCrowd

 

Photography logo - Claudia Brookes Photography

Logo by peckham
(hire peckham now)

 

Natalie Wilson Photography logo

Logo by taiba_khawaja
(hire Taiba Khawaja for $5)

Photography logo - Old Saw Media

Logo by GT Designs
from 99designs

Photography logo - Tiffany Dawn Photography

Logo by renderman
from DesignCrowd

Photography logo - Truecolor Studio

Logo by linda2_designer
(hire Linda for $5)

Photography logo - Visual Dopamine

Logo by mr5
from DesignCrowd

Now that you’ve had a glimpse at high-quality work by logo designers, it’s time to dig out the toolbox and make a photography business logo of your own. Don’t panic – I’m here to walk you through the process of creating a photography logo using the AI-powered Looka.

For more information about the platform, watch the video below or click here to read the full review.

Looka is a great logo maker for photography. It’s free to try, it saves your work as you go, and you only pay when you’re satisfied with the finished product.

Since its creation in 2016, Looka’s artificial intelligence-based logo tool has helped busy professionals like you create photography logo designs without the need for special software or design training.

Looka screenshot - type of business

To get started, just go to the website and sign up for an account or use an existing social media account to log in.

Once you’ve done that, you’re free to save your creations and experiment wildly without losing your progress. It also means you can scrap designs and start over or revert to a previous version if you get too carried away.

Looka screenshot - signup screen

Looka walks you through several questions about your color preferences, the industry you’re targeting, and the style you’re aiming for.

If you skip over the industry and symbol-related questions, the tool will generate text-only logos to start. You can always go back later and add a symbol via the menu.

Looka screenshot - logo selection

Looka screenshot - symbol library

As you answer questions, Looka can offer an improved design experience based on your preferences. It generates a wide range of samples and keeps creating them until you land on a design that works for you.

You can save and favorite the designs you like best to help the tool generate even more potential logos, or you can start editing right away.

If you’re feeling stuck or uninspired, you can always start the design process over from the beginning, or grab a design from Looka’s Inspiration Variations library and make it your own.

Looka screenshot - Inspiration Variations

Looka screenshot - online editor

Expert Tip: It’s worth fully exploring every option available to you in Looka’s logo maker, so go ahead and play around a bit.

Editable options include adjustable layouts, background colors, business name and slogan text, decorative symbols, and container shapes (think squares, circles, and frames).

The tool also offers a color picker, including a handful of gradient swatches to give your logo extra flair.

What’s really cool about Looka is how you can see mockups of your potential logo on apparel, business cards, stationery, and social media. While it doesn’t currently offer printing services through the site, Looka recommends using VistaPrint for your printing and marketing needs.

Looka - branded merchandise

If you want to run a design by your friends and ask for feedback, you can also share a work-in-progress right from the page – very nifty.

Plus, help is always a click away via the icon in the lower-right corner – choose live chat (when available) or search for answers in the comprehensive help section.

Looka screenshot - Share your logo

When you’ve settled on a photography logo design you love, simply click buy, and Looka will present you with a few different options. Choose the package that best fits your needs (Premium is the most popular choice), then complete your purchase.

Congratulations, you have successfully created a new logo all by yourself! You can always come back and revamp a design later if you’d like, depending on the package you’ve purchased.

Looka screenshot - pricing plans

Expert Tip: If you plan to use your logo in print and on social media, consider purchasing a Premium or Enterprise package, which provides you with multiple file formats to suit a range of design programs and printing methods. This ensures your logo will look good no matter where it’s used.

If you’re ready to step up your marketing game, the Enterprise package also allows you to develop a social media kit and create downloadable business card templates you can upload to opular print service sites or take to your favorite local printer

Here are some examples of designs I made in Looka’s tool:

Sample photography logo, classic style - made with Looka

This basic design and classic color combo would work for any type of photography business.

Sample photography logo, modern style - made with Looka

A single-color logo featuring a modern font and e-commerce-related imagery. The color purple is sometimes associated with luxury, wealth, and creativity.

Sample photography logo, ecommerce style - made with Looka

A variation on the previous logo with a more descriptive slogan – this was based on an Inspiration Variations template. The color blue was chosen to help establish a sense of trust and reliability with clients.

Sample photography logo, whimsical style - made with Looka

This more whimsical logo is attempting to target artistic clients without being super-specific. It incorporates colors and fonts that fit the personal design preferences I selected.

Expert Tip: Regarding font usage – Looka doesn’t grant a commercial font license with its logo packages. Also, Looka doesn’t tell you the name(s) of the font(s) you’re using until you’ve purchased a logo. Unfortunately, this information isn’t made clear unless you search the help section.

However, Premium and Enterprise package customers receive additional information regarding font names, including where you can purchase them.

Looka Alternatives

Does Looka lack some of the features you’re looking for? Here are some other online logo creators for photography worth checking out:

  • Wix Logo Maker supports multiple languages, making it ideal for creating logos with non-Roman alphabets.
  • Tailor Brands offers a seasonal logo generator to help you promote new business focused on special occasions and major holidays.
  • LogoMaker offers the ability to print your logo on a wide range of promotional products.

Prefer to Have Your Logo Created by a Designer?

If you’d rather leave the work to an expert, you should definitely give Fiverr a try (click here to read the full review). You can hire a professional designer on the site for as little as $5.

A gig-based site, Fiverr lets you search for experienced logo designers in a number of categories, including photography. The search filters let you narrow down choices based on your budget, the number of positive reviews, and more. You can also post requests for the services you’re seeking.

Fiverr screenshot

When a designer’s work catches your eye, click the relevant gig for more information and check their profile page to review their skills, read reviews, and look at work samples to determine if their style meshes well with your vision.

Key Fiverr Features:

  • Logo prices start at $5
  • Most designers offer basic, standard, and premium package options
  • The Fiverr mobile app makes it easy to communicate and search for available services on the go

If you’re not sure whether Fiverr is up your alley, consider checking out 99Designs or DesignCrowd. Both platforms allow you to run design contests where multiple creators compete for your business based on the specifications you provide.

Famous Photography Logos for Your Inspiration

Many world-renowned photographers and camera brands employ minimalist design techniques with typography-based logos. While this approach pulls the focus to their portfolio of work and product lines, a bare-bones approach may fall flat while you’re building a business.

Until you become globally recognized, consider using a more visual industry-related logo to help potential clients hone in on your unique photography skills and talent.

Here are 10 of the best photography-related logos, featuring outstanding design that gets right to the point. They’re infused with personality and professionalism and help to convey the types of services each business has to offer.

These carefully-crafted designs also serve as a solid starting point as you set out to create a photography logo that leaves a memorable impression.

Photography logo - Polaroid

Polaroid’s logo features a clean sans serif font paired with a rainbow-colored abstract mark. While its logo has evolved over the years, Polaroid has maintained simple, yet easily recognizable branding that’s associated with expertise in the photography world.

Photography logo - Drone Dogs

This playful dog/drone illustration captures the essence and mission of Drone Dogs, a videography brand. The logo also features a limited color palette, which can help the business save on their printing and marketing costs.

Photography logo - JourneyJunkies

This colorful vector illustration brings an adventurous spirit to mind, and Journey Junkies has cleverly incorporated the shape of a camera into the trailer’s design. You can immediately tell these guys are on a mission to capture life’s most exciting moments.

Photography logo - Heartfelt Photography

A whimsical logo design achieved with just two colors. The script-style font gives the Heartfelt Photography brand a softer, more feminine feel, and the heart embedded within the camera lets you know the photographer has a passion for their craft.

Photography logo - Ashley Maxwell Photography

Wedding photographer Ashley Maxwell’s branding features two logo variations. The bouquet illustration and text combination on the left quickly establishes the primary focus of her work. On the right, the monogram-style seal is highly suitable for watermarking images and would make for gorgeous embossing stamps and labels paired with business stationery.

Photography logo - Dreamer Studios

This logo perfectly represents Dreamer Studios, an ambitious photography business. The use of yellow evokes an optimistic and playful spirit as the subject snags the perfect image among the stars, and it subtly features a camera’s shutter in the crescent moon shape.

Photography logo - Scott J Friedman Photography

Even without the logo text, the detailed illustration work indicates Scott J Friedman’s focus on nature and wildlife photography. The single-color design gives it a sophisticated, timeless feel that will never go out of style, and it would be easy to invert the logo from black to white to suit both dark and light backgrounds.

Photography logo - Property Pixels

The Property Pixels logo’s composition is flawless, particularly in how they’ve merged the shape of a house and camera. There’s no doubt you’re dealing with a real estate photography company, and the business name is spot on. The use of orange and gray gives everything a fresh, yet no-nonsense feel, and the logo would scale well for use on business cards, banners, and other printed media.

Photography logo - Mystic Face Photography

A minimalist, yet thoughtful design that communicates the brand name, Mystic Face Photography, in a single icon. The combination of a feather and the profile of a face within the white space lets the logo’s simplicity speak for itself, and it’s a great example of how logos don’t need to be overly complicated to convey your message.

Photography logo

This particular example eliminates the use of text altogether, yet fits the name perfectly. Placed inside a unifying circular shape, the eye within the camera represents the photographer’s intuition, which is tied to the third eye chakra – a clever take on the designer’s part. This type of pictorial mark can help people come to associate a logo with a specific brand as it becomes more established.

*Website Planet is not affiliated with any of the photography brands above.

Wrapping Things Up

As you can tell, the type of training and creative vision that makes for good photography also comes into play when creating a strong brand image. Whether you’re looking to take control of your own marketing or just want to understand the process better, taking time to appreciate good design can really pay off and help you hone your designer’s eye like one of the pros.

You’ll find long after you’ve selected the perfect logo and you’re happily picking up photography gigs, it’s also beneficial to review the latest trends in design to keep your professional image and branding looking fresh for many years to come.

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