Thoughts on New Division Logo

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  1. HeldInTheMoment

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    I am adding a Drone Service to my current Photography Business. Mainly targeting Real Estate, Structural Inspections, and the Occasional Wedding.

    Thoughts on the logo? -- I am NOT a Digital Artist lol

    Also, I want to keep it rather simple so I can Embroider Shirts, etc.

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    Way too busy.

    What you want is a logo, not a picture.
     
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    HeldInTheMoment No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Advice on how to accomplish this? --or-- If you have experience, are you willing to Freelance this job?
     
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    The "H" in the middle of the design...could be construed to be a J and a P...simply an awful typeface on that one, single letter. Make it an H. Just...an "H". The iris diaphragm rendition? Why? The name of the 'company'? All in all, just...weird.

    And your Poll: The question is Like, or Dislike.

    WHat do you want to know? What are you asking?Do we like it or dislike it. Offering a Yes/No answering option to a dual question?

    Time to re-do everything about this post.
     
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    I'm not a graphic designer, but I would do some brainstorming, possibly with some friends over drinks. The purpose of the brainstorming is not to come up with a logo, but to narrow the concept.

    What you should be looking for is a memorable image that is easily transferable to the idea of drone photography. Simple in design, but enough graphics to get the idea across.

    I don't know what a graphic designer would charge, but do some pricing research. Find one who understands the project over one who is merely cheap. You might have to pay a bit more up front, but a good design will be worth your time and effort.
     
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    Shoot me a message if you are looking for a designer, I always love working with other photographers!

    (photography is my hobby, design is my day job)
     
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    Yet still not as busy as the one in the profile photo.

    Same one used in the profile photo.

    A good logo is simple. You are going way to complex.
    Think about it, Apple, McDonalds, Target, Nike etc etc all have simple logos.

    They also have simple names. The name you are using "Held In The Moment" is far from simple. And honestly is way to cheesy.

    There is a reason most photographers use there name for the business. Its simple! Plus as the photographer you are the brand so why not use your name.
     
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    Honestly, if I was you I would do like Light Guru said and start fresh with a new name that isn't such a cliche' and is much more simple. THEN design one single logo that will cover all aspects of your photography, instead of having a new "division" which 99% of the people who see it would never understand.
     
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    As my last name is 'Held' that is why we chose the name. While I thank you for the name input, we have been very successful with our name and brand over the past years we have been in business. This thread was for logo input and help, I would ask it return to that.
     
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    You got it.

    Start over or hire a professional. Sorry for my unwanted input.
     
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    I was told in university classes regarding advertising and marketing that logo design, and business card design, and avertising illustration design are areas that are best left to people who have lots of experience in professional graphic design, and who truly understand what these things are supposed to "do". Logos represent the company, and I was told that having them done by students, by beginners, or by one's self, or one's high school nephew, etc--that all of those things, and other, similar things, are all a Bad Idea, with capital letters on Bad and on Idea.

    Over the years, on this forum, and on others, we've all seen poor logo designs, done by people who really just do not have the qualifications to create a good logo. With the proliferation of illustration applications, drawing apps, and Photoshop, many,many,many bad logos are now in existence. It has never been quicker nor easier to design one's own second-rate logo.

    Let's put it this way:
     
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    Maybe simplify to Held Photo

    Exactly. having a separate division is a horrible idea. Its so much better to just use one name for all your photography. Remember YOU are the brand.

    Im sorry you feel offended by what we are saying but we are just being honest.
     
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