Types of Photography

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There are many different types of photography. Many photographers try out many paths in their career until they find the one that suits them best. The most successful photographers work in a niche, something that they specialize in that few others do. The possibilities are endless, and finding your niche is half the fun. It’s a fact that photography is a multi-faceted field with different clients and industries requiring photographers to specialize in one, or many, areas. However, it’s your unique style of work that will set you apart from the competition and close the deal in the end. But, no matter which road you choose, staying on top of new technologies and techniques is imperative. And, if you want to remain viable, choose a specialization that makes you happy, highlights your unique skill set, and remains marketable for the long haul.

Different types of photography :-

Event Photography


Event photography is a dynamic and fast-paced career. Whether your beat is corporate events or wild and crazy rock concerts, event photographers work in a variety of settings. Event photography styles often involve a mixture of photojournalistic documentary work and portraiture. Some organizations use their event photos for publicity purposes, while other use party photos as souvenirs or keepsakes.

Portrait Photography


Portraiture is one of the most common types of photography that we think of when we consider career options. The kinds of photography that can be included in portraits is astounding. Retail customers seek out portrait photographers for every phase of life: maternity and newborns, school photos, senior photos, and general family photos. Corporate portraits are also commonly needed as employees update their headshots for websites and publicity materials. Furthermore, aspiring and professional models are in constant need of updated portfolios with a catalog of current shots to market themselves for agencies and jobs.

Fashion Photography

Fashion photography is one of the more glamorous and more difficult to enter photography jobs. From cover shots of the top fashion magazines to documenting the latest styles and trends on the runway, fashion photographers work in the design districts of New York, Paris, Milan, Mumbai etc. Runway shoots require an element of documentary photography, while posed shoots on location demand one-on-one work with the model. Fashion shoots are all about teamwork, and they are done by a group of people. The photographer is just one cog in the wheel. Stylists, wardrobe specialists, makeup artists, art directors, and others make up a team that keeps the shoot on track and make the magic happen.

Pet Photography


If your perfect subject is a furry friend, then pet photography might be for you. This is a growing sector and is very similar in working conditions and type of styles to portraiture; only your subjects may require treats when they are good. If you love animals, then there is no better job as a photographer. Pet photography involves a fun mix of studio sessions and outdoor, on-location shoots. With connections to your local pet daycare facilities and dog show circuits, you can build your business fairly quickly. A great way to start out is to volunteer your time to your local pound, taking pictures of the animals and helping them find their forever homes.

Celebrity Photography

Celebrity photographers take pictures of celebrities and other notable people.  They work for online and print publications, as private portrait photographers, and at special events, like the Academy Awards.  If you want to succeed in this field, you will need to be outgoing and assertive. Networking is crucial and working overtime and traveling to photoshoots is a given.  Portrait photography is the best specialty to pursue.

Underwater Photography


These photographers explore life under the seas and oceans of the world. They may work for marine and life science agencies, travel and leisure publications, advertising agencies, and in ocean exploration.  Obviously, you will need equipment that will survive underwater for extended periods of time, as well as diving and swimming skills in even the worse conditions.  Knowledge of sea life is also a huge part of the equation when considering a job in this field.

Wedding Photography

Wedding photography is a growing field. Very few people get married without a book of picture memories to look back on from time to time. You may be self-employed, own your own business, work for a photography studio, at wedding planning and event companies, or at a resort. Besides taking photos the day of the big event, you will also typically be required to take photos for the couples wedding announcements and engagement.

These are some of the growing fields in photography. In our 2 Year Professional photography course you get to specialize in a type of photography. Check out our campus courses and online courses in photography for more information.

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