Help Me Choose A New Logo


I hired a company to design a new logo for me and I can’t decide which version I want. Please take a look below and let me know which you prefer.

This was one of the original concepts:

Sample Logo 1

Sample Logo 1

 

I liked the house in the camera lens, but felt that if viewed from a distance, you wouldn’t know what kind of photographer I was. After a couple of revisions, this is the one that came pretty close to what I wanted:

 

Sample Logo 2

Sample Logo 2

But I felt the lens in the camera looked too empty. So the designers came back with the following:

Sample Logo 3

Sample Logo 3

 

 

Sample Logo 4

Sample Logo 4

 

Sample Logo 5

Sample Logo 5

 

I like “Sample Logo 4”, but wonder if the aperture blades is too cliché. My wife didn’t even know what aperture blades are; so non-photographers may have the same reaction. There is one other possibility:

Sample Logo 6

Sample Logo 6

 

This is one of the original designed which I ruled out. But what if I took the aperture blades/house combo of the logo and have them insert it into the lens of the camera of “Sample Logo 4”? The question then is, do I keep the roof line over my name or is that overkill?

Let me know in the comments which you prefer and thank you!