Great Photographer Logos

With over 65,000 photographers using PhotoShelter, we see a wide range of photography styles. We also see a bunch of different design sensibilities, and it’s no surprise that photographers who have invested in a unique brand/logo design stand out amongst the crowd. PhotoShelter websites list the photographer name with text by default, but you can upload your own logo, which can have a pretty transformational quality to a standard template.

This particular list isn’t exhaustive by any measure, but we wanted to share a few logos that we thought were exceptional.


Red and Gold Photography


Mike Rose Photography

Lamatas & Slazdi


Kristina Krug Photography


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Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and co-founder of PhotoShelter. He co-hosts the "I Love Photography" podcast on iTunes.

There are 14 comments for this article
  1. Kara at 3:09 pm

    Huh. I’m really surprised that some of these qualify as “great”. A logo should give a feel for the business and the product … some of these logos tell me “don’t hire this person”. Only two of them appeal to me in any way at all. And one of them is a pretty blatant knock off of another photographer’s logo. 😉

  2. Gabriel Morosan at 6:20 pm

    Happy and humbled to see that my logo was chosen as a sample. I use a LOGO to promote my business image and I have it on my business cards, promotions, articles, news letters … and I am happy to be able to use it on my web site too. @ Kara … I would like to know which of the logos appeals to you. I think honest feed back will help us improve our image in the photography business. Thank you! Gabriel

  3. Jamie at 11:18 am

    I am afraid I am with Kara on this one. These are a bad list of ‘good’ logos. Having worked in branding for a long time, it baffles me that a creative service like a photographer can produce such uninspiring designs. The only one that works well is for Gabriel Morosan (apart from the ‘photography’ being in the wrong place above the name). Wobsarazzi is just a word mark using a generic font, so can’t be classed as a logo. Overcomplicated and fussy. I am sure many design firms would create a good logo in exchange for some photography work. Jamie

  4. Nick Gamma at 11:15 pm

    I’m sorry to say that I agree, most if not all, would not qualify as great logos. Creating logos is not an easy thing. Making them great is even harder. It just seems that most of the logos here lack any sort of distinctive quality. Some of the logos even use generic icons. I also see that a few people here like Gabriel’s logo. I would say that the execution of the “aperture/diaphragm”, the color and line work are done very well, but I feel it’s a symbol that’s extremely over used. To me the most interesting of the group is Kristina Krug’s logo. I don’t believe that the scale or placement is handled well nor am I sure as to what it represents. I will say, it stands out and is memorable. All this being said, I wouldn’t just make these comments with out having the experience to do so. I’ve been in the design field for over 20 yrs. I worked in the music business for 15 of those, viewing hundreds of portfolios and hiring many photographers. I am currently the Design Director for MTV Networks Creative Services and a part time photographer as well. I am also posting my url. You can see my logo there. I’m not sure I’d say it’s a great logo either. But I do believe that it is done well and it’s memorable. Creating GREAT logos is hard.

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