Stephen H , Nov 20, 2005; 12:50 a.m.
I sometimes ponder the fact that even large corporations will spend millions trying to get their name to be a household word, then change the name. Like our gas company...can't think of what IS now, but that's how it goes.
My personal opinion- if you're starting a real business- is pick a name that allows the business to expand and that allows it to be sold. So avoid local place names in it, and avoid using your own name in it.
If it's just photography on the side and you have no real expansion plans, I'd say just use your name, and leave it at that. And if you're too amateur to call yourself a photographer, you won't need the logo and all, either. (but note that "photographer" or "professional photographer" are very elastic terms that don't require specific levels of skill to use).