Stylistically, I am attracted to logos that are memorable and edgy as well as professional and credible. Please be as creative as you'd like. I want something fully original and different from the average photographer logo of a name or signature. That's been done a million times before.
I think a cool photography motif in my logo would be great. A camera is the obvious one, but what about a tripod, telephoto lens, light stand, strobe or flash unit, handheld light meter or something totally abstract, like bokeh or shallow depth of field? Just some thoughts. I want something unique. Maybe something that looks like it was used from a paint brush or sketched by an artist's pencil.
The logos will appear on my two websites, which you can see at http://www.michaelderphotography.com and http://www.mdphotoblog.com. I'm open to different color options that are vibrant and energetic, something reflective of Los Angeles but not too effeminate or peacocky.
If at all possible, I'd like to get a short version as well for something that fits my social media icons. Attached are some logos that have some elements to them that I am attracted to.