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Types of Photographers Revealed - Which One are You?

Rajib Singha Apr 17, 2019
Photography can be of anything and everything, and as such there are numerous branches in this field. Let's see the different types of photographers.
A keen eye and an opportunistic mind are the basic elements which are required to produce some of the best photographs of the world. Saying that the field of photography is a diverse one would be an understatement. Nevertheless, let's have a look at the various types, in brief.

Fashion Photographers

Fashion photography is the most lucrative photography career. The work is related to fashion shows, magazines, publications, etc. These photographers serve as a visual means of communication between the fashion world and the masses.
Fashion photographers do the work of presenting the feel of the clothes and accessories, which are projected by fashion models.

Portrait Photographers

These photographers generally have studios as their work place. They work on individual and family portraits. Portrait photography is more in demand with respect to occasions like graduation day, birthday parties, vacations, etc.

Wedding Photographers

Weddings are all about moments; moments of happiness, surprise, nervousness, etc. That is the reason why these photographers are trained in capturing some of the most special moments, and in a variety of creative ways.
Some people still prefer the traditional ways of getting their photographs, by standing still and wearing a smile, while most couples nowadays, prefer getting their big day photographed just the way it goes.

Events Photographers

These are professionals who have dedicated their knowledge and skill in containing moments of actions or events in their lenses. Event photography may deal with working on sports, political events, human conditions, traveling, etc.

Object Photographers

These photographers are ones who have a deep inclination towards the culinary world. They do the magic of carrying the delicious feel of various recipes, presenting them for catalogs, magazines, marketing publication, and finally bringing them to us.
Although the job may seem to appear to be quite easy and fun, it is at the same time loaded with challenges. Objects or food photographers not only have to make the photographs appealing, they have to make them appear fresh in the magazines.

Nature Photographers

With a personal view, these photographers are well-versed with the keenest of sense and magnitude, to bring out the most ordinary look of mother nature, in the most extraordinary and unique ways.

Types of Photography

  • Advertising Photography
  • Aerial Photography
  • Amateur photography
  • Architectural Photography
  • Astrophotography
  • Aura Photography
  • Black and White Photography
  • Candid Photography
  • Child Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Fire Photography
  • Forensic Photography
  • Glamor Photography
  • Headshot Photography
  • Infrared Photography
  • Kirlian Photography
  • Macro Photography
  • Medical Photography
  • Microscopic Photography
  • Night Photography
  • Nude Photography
  • Panoramic Photography
  • Paranormal Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Pinhole Photography
  • Satellite Photography
  • Scientific Photography
  • Secret Photography
  • Stereoscopic (3-D) Photography
  • Still Life Photography
  • Stock Photography
  • Travel Photography
  • Ultraviolet Photography
  • Underwater Photography
  • War Photography
So, as you can see, there is no limit to the types of photographers, given that there are so many dimensions in this career. What is appreciable about this art is that it has branched out in so many forms, and each of these forms are dedicated to different spheres of life.