I'm a photographer, specialised in horse photography. I need a logo what I can use as a watermark in my pictures (maybe with reduced opacity), as logo on my website, business card, letter head, promo material and eventually as logo on clothing. On one hand it should stand for high quality work, on the other hand it should reflect that I capture the beauty and the spirit of horses and especially relationships between horses and human. My main customer group are female horse owners.
I would like to have a horizontal logo, containg my name in the first line and "Photography" in the second line. The font of the name should look like hand writing. From the initial letters of my name (ThR) I would like to have a monogram, what I can use like a signature in a painting. I don't want any camera or horse graphics in the logo and I don't want it round.
When you work on my logo please remember my subject are horses, 500-700kg heavy, big animals. My logo should reflect this. Please download different pictures of mine, different colors, differnent textures and insert your logo into it and ask yourself: is it visible, is it to thin, is it too bold, is it too dominant, does your logo work with different colors in my pictures, does it work on different textures (gras in different lenghts, sand, riding arena, pasture, paddock) This is what I need my logo for.
How does it look when you apply a drop shadow? Please experiment with lines and curves to bring some dynamic into the design.
I hope it helps you to understand what I would like to have and please be patient with me because I'm myself in the process of figuring it out.
I uploaded some pdf with my own signature and I made also some doodles with a monogram. They are not great, not easy to be a designer! They are just for your inspiration. I think the font for the monogram and the font for the name doesn't have to be the same. A monogram of a painter in his painting doesn't need to look like the initials of his name. Either you know or find a font similar to my handwriting or you just pick the one you find most harmonious and transfer it into a vector graphic, improve it to your taste and add lines and curves to make it look unique. Please experiment with the word "Photographer" in different lenghts. Please find the best balance between my name and "Photographer"
Here are the pdf files:
To give you an idea why a fine and elegant font doesn't work for me, here is a picture of me and my work in the field.