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Types of Photography Styles

A photograph is not just a representation of what one sees in reality. It often represents something that is not seen by an ordinary observer. A photograph is definitely worth a thousand words, and it has the power to convey a whole new meaning of a particular situation.

People around the world use different styles of photography. The various types of photography are a clear indication of why this much-loved art form has reached epic proportions in terms of popularity; either as a hobby or as a profession.

Here are some photography styles that enjoy a prominent position in the creative industry.

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1. Fashion Photography

Photographs are one of the most effective ways of communication in the world of fashion. Here, photography is used to bring attention to the clothes and the accessories. Models are exclusively selected to showcase products in the best way possible. Fashion photographers today, create the particular look either in a natural environment or one that is created in the studio.

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2. Wild life photography

Wild life photography is the most challenging and adventurous type of photography. One needs to have telephoto lens to capture the animals in the jungle. Many aspire to be a wild life photographer, but it is risky and equally thrilling as well. It is again meant for both as a professional or a hobby as well. Photographs are used for zoological studies as well.

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3. Food Photography

Food photography is mainly in demand due to the rising needs from the advertising industry and publishing houses. It is the photographer’s skill that is required to make the food item look very interesting and appealing to the viewer.
Many professionals and even amateurs go for food photography which is easy, economical, professional and creative too.

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4. Studio Photography

It is the basic indoor photography, where in indoor fashion, food and product genres are also seen. Studio photography includes even wedding and portraiture photographs as well. Here group of professionals combine and build a studio which is completely meant for economical gain. Many big studios are meant for fashion purpose. When it comes to indoor food and product it is useful for advertising purpose.

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5. Floral photography

It is a simple and colorful type of photography. The name itself reads, it’s about the photos of different flowers. Although it may not seems all that difficult but it’s a genre of macro-photography and sometimes it’s tedious task to find the good colorful blooming flowers with a complementing natural light, for which one has to wait for a particular time of the day. It is the most highlighted sub branch of nature photography.

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6. Portraiture

The photographs which have high emphasis on the mood of the subject and the facial expressions are called portrait photographs. Here subject eyes are keenly directed towards the camera aperture which gives a feeling that subject is in direct eye contact with the photographer later viewer once it is published. It can be of solo subject or family photographs, basically it came from the portrait painting which was highly on demand before the invention of camera. Portraiture usually tells a story and subject’s mood is clearly noticed through the eyes.

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7. Bokeh Photography

“Bokeh” is a Japanese word, which means blur or aesthetic beauty of blur. In simple, the creative usage of blur parts in a photograph which looks very color and glorious is what Bokeh photography is all about. It is very easy and exciting once you know how to get Bokeh photograph.

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8. Street photography

It is the capturing of human activity in those particular outdoor surroundings. Street photography is not about capturing the street rather it is capturing the soul and life of those streets. Most of them are candid moments. Street photographs are lively and have a story and moment in it.

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9. Sports photography

It is known that everyone would love to see the photographs of the players. It is more about freezing a moment when it comes to sport photography. It does come under photojournalism as many work in the context of covering the event rather than a hobby. These photographs are really relished and are documented. In this genre, the joy, anger, spirit and sportsmanship is seen in the photographs rather than beauty, story etc.

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10. Light painting

It is one of the most interesting kinds of photography. Photography itself is playing with lights. But light painting is something where the photograph looks like a design. The light painting photographs are very attractive and as said earlier give an expression of a design. It is something little unusual from reality and it depends on photographer about how he/she balances the subject and the mix of light painting in a photograph. This is a very challenging type of photography.

These various types of photography clearly give an indication of the blossoming of this art form. The photography world brings all of us under one shelter. No matter the type of photography that it is, the point is to have fun, and to be able to look back on our images and remember important moments in our life. And get nostalgic and learn something.

SOURCES: Top 10 Photography Genres Types of Photography


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