By Treazah Singh in Blog

Mar 28, 2019

Photography is one of the most popular hobbies. There are many types of photography thereby many types of photographers. The different types of photography make use of various techniques and the different types of photographers use their skill in their particular field of expertise. Do you know what type of photographer you are? Check the different types of photography and find out what type of photographer you are.

1. WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY.

 If you are looking to make a career out of photography then wedding photography is a good choice. It is said that a newcomer in professional photography begins his/her  career by practicing wedding or event photography. A person dealing in this type of photography has to be an expert in portraiture and extremely good editing skills. The demand of wedding or event photography is more.

2. FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY

 In fashion photography,model plays an important role. You will need a stylist for makeup. A location for shooting needs to be decided based on the theme. This type pf photography is conducted mostly for advertisements and fashion magazine.

3. WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY.

If your interest is in animals, then this is for you. This type of photography can be physically challenging since you need to be quick. The genre of photography that focuses on animals and their natural habitat is called wildlife photography. Mostly these pictures are captured to be printed on journals or even exhibitions. Apart from a good camera, several lens and strong flashlight, you need a lot of patience to click the right picture.

4. SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY.

 Sports photography is one of the most difficult types of photography. It requires practice along with the various equipment. This can be challenging at times. You need to act fast and capture the person in action.So one should be able to predict what is going to happen in the field.

5. PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY.

 This is one of the oldest types of photography. It can range from shooting your family members to friends to pets. It also includes creative portraits, where the photographer conveys some message through his/her portraits. The photographer captures emotions and feelings of the person.

6. BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY.

Bird photography is one of the most popular type of photography that has been pursued by both amateur and skilled professionals. This requires extreme patience and skill on the part of photographers as these birds can not maintain one position and pose. You will need a good telephoto lens to practice this type of photography.

7. BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY.

 

 The trend of capturing pictures in black and white is popular even today as it helps bring out the natural beauty of the subjects. Certain scenes look better in monochrome than in color. Many great photographers still shoot in black and white because you can bring the texture details, contrast and emotions into life in Black and White photography.

8. UNDER-WATER PHOTOGRAPHY.


People who are interested in marine subjects like fish and life underwater choose underwater photography. The photographer will need a good underwater camera housing to capture marine life.

9. PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY.


This kind of photography is for capturing photos that are used for marketing the products.It can be inform of advertisements and labels. It involves lots o retouching after the shoot. This is to ensure that the final photo has all the details with good clarity. You need to have a good wide angle lens for photographing bigger objects and a macro lens for shooting smaller ones.

10. NUDE/EROTIC PHOTOGRAPHY.


 Nude photography is a genre of fine art photography in which the subjects are generally nude or semi-nude position. Also popular by the name erotic photography.The images clicked under this genre focus on the aesthetic qualities of the subject, including its form, emotional aspect and composition.

11. STREET PHOTOGRAPHY.


  Street photography is generally used to reflect the everyday life tends. In case of street photography you need to capture essence or feel of the street. You need to bring life to a picture using the elements in the frame.

12. FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY.

This is the art clicking images of various food items in a manner that can make it immediately appealing to the viewers.A good macro lens would be needed for getting the best shot.

13. EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY.

 A person dealing in this type of photography has to be an expert in portraiture. These kind of photographers capture stage shows like dance, art and even live bands.

14. LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY.

 If you love photography and have the tendency to stop and look at the beautiful scenery around you and freeze nature in one picture, you are definitely a type of photographer interested in the type of landscape photography. A good wide angle lens a basic requirement.

15. SUNRISE/SUNSET PHOTOGRAPHY.


This type of photography involves capturing mesmerizing images of the rising and setting sun. These pictures are generally clicked from the peak of a hill or top of a high rise building that provides clear view of the sky and enables the photographer to capture the beauty of the phenomena.

Now hope you are able to find out what type of photographer you are. These are just but BASIC IDEA of different types of photography.As you pursue your own artistic passions, consider these photographic styles and how they can influence your work.Creatives consistently draw inspiration from one another,and why shouldn't various niches of photography inspire you?

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