Why/What/How did you name your photography services/business/website?

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  1. epp_b

    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm not really happy with my website name. I started a similar thread a few weeks ago, and it kind of petered out to nothing in short order.

    Perhaps if I pose the question this way, I'll get a better response:

    1. What did you name your photography website / services / business?
    2. How and why did you choose the name you did?
     
  2. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Your Name Photography. The domain name was available. You become your brand. Most people will hire you because of your personality not your photography.
     
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    rabhobbes TPF Noob!

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    What he said...
    Don't get caught up in business names, etc.
     
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    Beemer Photography

    Beemer is my nickname (due to my initials).

    Just keep it simple and easy to pronounce.
     
  5. epp_b

    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thing is ... my name simple, but boring, and my initials are clumsy to pronounce, especially in a string of text that would compose a domain name :(
     
  6. Montana

    Montana TPF Noob!

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    I used mylastnamephotography. Pretty standard and people know me in my town.
     
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    NYPhotographer TPF Noob!

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    Yeah same thing here pretty much.

    PhotographyByRafi.com
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    impressionengineering.com

    Horrible to type. I need to go reserve a shorter version. :)

    I did it because I put a lot of technology and process behind my images and because I make a point to understand the needs of the customer and engineer an image around those particular needs...

    ...that and because russo.com, chrisrusso.com, chris.com and chrisrussosbigfreakinphotographywebsite.com were all taken. :)
     
  10. epp_b

    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    manaheim, I do like that name and I think it's really fitting.

    I haven't yet figured out a niche for myself (I don't know if I ever will), so I don't think I can come up with a name to describe the type of photos I take.
     
  11. skieur

    skieur TPF Noob!

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    When deciding on a name, consider how easy or difficult the name would be to find in a yellow pages phone book or on the net. Consider key words too to link to search engines.

    skieur
     
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    rubbertree TPF Noob!

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    myfirstandlastnamephotography.com
    I am not a fan of kitchy names with it comes to photography. I agree that YOU are your brand and your name is synonymous with your photography.
     

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