Photography is an art form that encompasses many forms. Portrait photography and landscape photography are perhaps, the most popular types of photography, but there are many different forms as well. Both amateurs and professionals will enjoy particular types more than any other. Most professional photographers will choose one type of photography to specialize in. Some types of photography encompass two or more other types of photography, so it's not hard to pick a specialty based on the photographer's personality.
This type of photography is for shooting photos of facts as they happened. These photographs are used to attract readers for news stories. This style of photography requires the knowledge to capture human emotion in a single photograph and can take years of practice to perfect.
Macrophotography refers to photos that are taken at a very close range. In order to become a macro photographer, the proper professional film equipment (pfe) is essential. Lenses and other needed equipment are expensive and require advanced knowledge to learn.
This is very similar to photojournalism, but in documentary photography the photographs are meant for historical evidence of an era. In photojournalism, the photo will depict just one scene or event. Documentary photographers also need experiences and training to capture human emotion.
So many consider glamour photography to be pornographic, but is an art form that shows the beauty of the human body. These photos may be sexy, but they are done tastefully and respectfully. They focus on light and shadows to show the human body at its best.
Although there are different types of action photography, sports photography is the most popular. The photographer must study the subject and anticipate the next move in order to get a good shot. This holds true for sports photographers as well as those photographing animals in nature.
This might be the most popular type of photography and certainly one of the oldest. Subjects can be people or animals. Portrait photography serves to capture the unique personality of the subject in a photograph.
Art photography can include photographs on many different subjects. Some photographers use animals or nature as subjects, others may use objects posed, or even an interesting view of everyday objects. No matter what the subject is, art photography must be aesthetic.
This is a unique blend of portrait photography and documentary photography. Many photographs of this style are post processed for creative effects. Many photographs are given a vintage or timeless look in post processing.
This is yet another type of photography that encompasses different forms. It can include macrophotography, glamour photography, and portraiture. The photographs need to be interesting and catch the eye of consumers in print. This is a popular form of photography that many people devote their careers to.
This spans several types of photography as well. It can include portraiture, documentary, advertising, and glamour photography. Photographs should depict life or events of a particular place in the world. This can be achieved through portraits or by landscape photography.