Have you heard of Photologo?
I have been noticing many photographers’ watermarks getting what I believe to be the Photologo touch. You know which ones I am talking about – the ones that look like lovely handwritten signatures. While they are recognizable as likely being from Photologo, each and every one is beautiful and unique! Every logo/watermark they create is handmade – no two are alike.
Not one to be left behind, I decided to see what the fuss was about and purchased my own Photologo. I paid $39.99 to get my custom logo in 48 hours. You get to choose how swirly you want the writing to be and how thick or thin the line. You can also tell them if you’d like your logo to be based on a style on their website. I gave them free reign to design what they saw best with my name and a tagline of “photography”.
Delivery was made well within that time period (roughly 38 hours for me). I was SO excited when I opened my email to preview my new Photologo! However, my initial reaction was slight disappointment. I did not think I had anything specific in mind, but what I got was apparently not what I expected.
I closed the email and came back to it a few hours later and asked myself what I liked (or did not like) about the design I had received.
- The A (first letter of my first and last name) was a print-style A rather than a cursive-style A – which is now I sign my own signature. There was my preconceived idea that I did not even realize I had!
- The capital A’s have a very Star Trek Starfleet logo look to them. I am kind of a Trekkie…so the style of the A’s started to grow on me.
- The “g” in Angela swooped VERY low which would make watermark placement difficult on the bottom of a photo, which is my preferred placement. The “g” needed to be shortened.
I decided to request a revision to deal with the “g” – you get one free revision with your purchase. It took a couple of days to get my revised Photologo (they promise within 72 hours, which they were well within). This was the result:
I have to say, I am pretty pleased! The overall style really grew on me the more I looked at it. My new Photologo will definitely be my new photo watermark for photos here on the blog and when I share elsewhere online. I am also considering making it into my website header and updating my business cards!
What do you think?
I would love to hear what you think of my new Photologo. Have you purchased one for yourself? It is a relatively inexpensive way to make your photo watermarks stand out. It is certainly much prettier than the plain text watermark I had been using!
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I love it!
I can’t wait to see what your new logo/watermark looks like! :)
I love mine, and I got 3 revisions done, until I liked what I wanted.
Hi Kevin – thanks for stopping by! Glad to hear you’re also loving your Photologo :-)
It’s Classic Classy!
They work with a company called paddle that does all of there customer service and ordering. This makes it so you cannot speak directly with the artist or anyone else at photologo. The people at paddle know noting about the photologo company or thier services. This makes it impossible to make acurate revisions or ask meaningfull questions about process. I have tried twice to get a usable logo from photologo and it has been one of the most frustrating commercial experiences in recent history. I would suggest finding an actualy graphic artist and get them to make a signiture for your biz. These logos are generic and impersonal. If you try it out for yourself you will see how little control you have over yhe final product. Dont be fooled be this retailer, they are not custon signitures!
Hi Forrest – I’m bummed to hear that your experience with Photologo wasn’t great. I’ve now ordered 2 logos from them and asked for revisions each time. Both times they were responsive and got the job done in a reasonable amount of time. I’ve also sent a couple of questions to their support team and they’ve always replied and been helpful. Sure a custom graphic designer would also be a great option, but quite a lot more costly. I hope you eventually have a logo that you like!