15 Photography Types
the era of camera phones, people constantly click and share their
photos; these camera phones are making people exposed to photography and
to visual imagery in various forms. We look at the photos shared by our
friends on social media, we see the advertising campaigns on the
stores; photography is used to communicate or to express to the viewer.
Many people click pictures every day but, few of them know that how
these different photography types have been inspiring photographers?
When we get to know the different photography types, we gain the
knowledge of different genre which may fit to our photography habits.
Let us look at these following 15 different genres of photography:
Photography: As we fly or get above the ground level, we always try to
shoot the beautiful scene which we see below us. For example, when we
are in a flight we always try to capture the landscape scene which we
can see from above. This is called Aerial photography.
picture taker and balloonist, Gaspar Felix Tournachon, took the main
aeronautical photo in 1858. He tested for a long time before he could
create the photo. He had caught the French town, Petit-Becetre, from a
hot-air swell, 80 meters over the ground.
Photography: Framing the colour, shape, layout or art of any structure
can be soothing to eyes. All the visuals of monuments or buildings are
including in this genre of photography. Both, the interior and the
exterior of a building can be framed, but the challenging aspect for the
photographer is to keep in mind of the lighting and distortion.
Photography: In this form of photography, we capture the moments as
they happen. The object isn’t aware of the photographer, so appear
natural and hence the picture results into a very relaxed one.
tip: Use a very long zoom for capturing the candid images. If you’ll
use the short zoom lens, then the object may get aware that you are
framing them and so you can lose a relaxed and natural picture.
Photography: These are the manual pictures that are used to highlight a
particular picture or story. This genre includes manual pictures that
create a photo story. These all are representational pictures which may
include a story of war, science, fiction and many more. In this genre,
we always try to capture all the details which in turn result in making a
picture tell a story.
Fashion Photography: These photography
types are basically used to advertise something and then finally to sell
it. This genre includes the glamorization of the product which makes a
product look attractive and so customers willingly buy it.
types of photos must be very creatively and sharply taken. We can
capture them anywhere like, in a studio, in an apartment or anywhere
outdoors. We have to do the pre-shooting preparation before framing the
product. The preparation may include makeup, styles, location, lighting
and obviously the model plays a very vital role.
Every day we are served with at least something either on the dining
table or in a restaurant. The food which is served, is clicked and is
shared by us in the form of images. The photography which is used by
restaurants, websites or bloggers to pull customers and to sell their
product is called as food photography.
Expert tip: Food
photography is most likely to be captured in natural light. Using flash
is never suggested while capturing the food, as it can include unwanted
things in our image. It’s a big NO in this style. Using flash may look
our food greasy and the natural colours may wash out of the photos.
Photography: This type of photography is one of the most popular kind
of photography. In this genre, the photography of beautiful sceneries,
impact of environmental conditions is done. We always love to capture a
beautiful landscape as we see an eye-soothing and beautiful scene.
we want a perfect landscape shot, then we must take care of the proper
lighting. Using a tripod is always suggested as shaking of the camera
can result in a shaky picture that won’t look good. Using high shutter
gives us a perfect image as the desired amount of light may fall inside
the camera and our image may look bright and sharp.
Exposure Photography: As it gets dark, there are various beautiful
aspects which a viewer can’t see with the naked eye and a camera can do
it for us. This photography is mainly focused on the knowledge of light,
shutter and aperture.
For getting a perfect piece of these
photos, we must be comfortable enough with the manual mode of the camera
and so the correct settings can be implemented.
This type of photography is very similar to that of documentary
photography. This include the photography of the events are happening
right now and then it is informed to the whole world.
For example, whatever we see in newspapers, news or in magazines are all a result of photojournalism.
include the photography of unexpected events at a planned place. A
photographer has to reach at a correct place at a correct time to make
it happen perfectly.
Conceptual/Fine Art Photography: This genre
of photography includes telling a story. In this genre, we create our
own story and our own characters in a made-up environment. We are
supposed to have an idea of how our output will look like and how we can
plan to make it so.
The photographer always tries to send a message, an idea or an emotion by these pictures.
Photography: In this kind of photography, all the focus is made on the
mood or on the expressions of the object. It is an intriguing subject
for the photographers. A portrait can be a full-body portrait or can be
close-up portrait. Whichever the image we take, our face is focused the
It must be kept in mind that the image must be sharp and is
well focused. Eyes must be specially focused as they throw maximum
emotions. Jokes can be told once we have to make a pleasant mood of our
Sport Photography: This is one of those photography types
which includes framing of the objects which are either in fast motion or
in action. These sporting events are captured by using very long
Expert tip: It is advisable to use high ISO while clicking
this type of photos. By high ISO, we are enabled to make high shutter
speed, which in turn produce quality images. We can change angles
accordingly and can get variety of images.
Capturing something in our day-to-day life or at public places is most
probably said as street photography. It is similar to that of candid
photography. In this genre, photographer visualize the real-life scene
or behind the scene images, but in candid the focus is on the object or
on a popular tourist spot.
A photographer must observe every
little aspect which is around him/her. As soon as a story is visualized,
the image must be captured.
War Photography: This genre works on
the areas where a war is going on, or is finished. The photographers
even put their life in danger for capturing these photos. These pictures
or the stories can be recorded even after a war is finished.
photography kit of a war photographer must be simplified enough to
change the lenses and the camera according to the situation. It is
highly denied not to carry heavy accessories with them. Heavy
accessories may fall us in trouble if an adverse situation comes.
Photography: It is one of the very typical and challenging type of
photography genre. We have to be very quick with our angle and with our
camera settings. A single mistake from us can miss a perfect or desired
shot. The picture itself may speak if it is clicked in a proper habitat
in which it could be.