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Types of Photography

Types of Photography

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Home:Photography: Types
Types of Photography
Photographic work can be divided into dozens of categories, many with lots of sub-categories. The following listdescribes some common types of photography.
From a plane, helicopter, balloon or other airborne device.
Adventure, Action
Adventure sports, daring feats, etc.
Amateur 
Any type of photography practiced by non-professionals.
Animal, Pet
Pets and their relationships with humans. Note that the human content is often asimportant as the animal.
Architecture, RealEstate
The art of making property appear attractive. Often involves panoramic photography.
Artistic
Photography in which creative composition is the goal.
Space photography, through a telescope.
Aura
A controversial type of photography which some claim can photograph a person's aura.
Not simply photography without colour, black and white photography explores shapes,tones and textures. Shadows and highlights become much more important.
Camera Phone
"Convenience" photography using a mobile phone's built-in camera. While not the bestquality, camera phones have opened a new world of spontaneous, on-the-spot photoopportunities.
Product shots, advertising, etc.
Photography through a telescope or binoculars.
 
Documentary
Journalism, Events, Historical, Political, etc.
Concerts, Parties, Festivals, etc.
Police and legal photography.
Photography in which the recording medium is sensitive to infrared light rather than thenormal visible light spectrum.
For use on posters, billboards, etc.
A type of contact print photography in which an object touching a photographic plate isconnected to a high voltage source, creating an aura-like image. Often confused with auraphotography.
The art of photographing very small and/or close-up objects.
Medical
Specialized photography for clinical purposes, i.e. to help reveal and diagnose illness.
Microscopic
Any technique for photographing objects too small to be visible to humans.
Modeling
Photographing objects to be converted into 3D models.
Landscapes, animals, plants, sea, etc.
Any technique used to capture images at night. Often includes infrared photography.
Views of wide areas, up to complete 360° panoramas.
Ghosts, unexplained phenomena, etc.
People
Candid, Family, Fashion, Glamour, Passports & Visas, Portrait, Pregnancy, School,Sports, Wedding
Uses the most basic type of camera possible — a box with a tiny hole to let light in.
Scenic
Landscape, Cityscape
Views of Earth from orbit.
Scientific
Any specialized photography used for scientific endeavour, e.g. electron microscopyphotographs, medical photography, astrophotography, etc.
The specialized art of shooting people engaged in sports, games and adventure activities.
Involves taking two photos simultaneously to simulate 3-D vision.
Photographs taken for distribution to other people, for use in their projects. These photostend to be quite generic, e.g. people working, landscapes, places, etc.
Photography to showcase locations, illustrate travel literature, etc.
Photography in which the recording medium is sensitive to ultraviolet light rather than thenormal visible light spectrum.
Any type of photography taken under water with a water-tight camera housing.
Urban, Industrial
Emphasizing urban environments.
Time-lapse
Photographs with a very long exposure, used to illustrate something happening over time.A popular example is a street at night with car lights blurred into long lines.
 
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