Which is the Best Type of Photography?

Date: 5 Jul 2017 | Posted by: Vera Kruis | Category: Family Photography Blog

Photography is the art of creating beautiful photos through creative photo composition and other elements. Because of its constant evolution since the day it was invented, a different type of photography emerged.  Photographers now have an option to which type of photography to specialise in and to practice.  Here are some of the popular type of photography that you can choose from:

type of photography

Portraiture Photography

The most common of all the type of photography is the Portraiture Photography. This type usually portrays the mood, personality and emotion of a person. It focuses on the face of the subject tries to capture his expression.

Family Photography

A family photography session is a photo shoot involving the whole family. It immortalises the fun times and serves as a remembrance of the love and support that you share with the family.

Most families choose to have their family photo shoot in their own homes or in the photographer’s studio. Some families who are more adventurous choose a concept that reflects their family’s personality. If a family loves going to the beach every weekend, they can have their photo session there. If they love hiking as a family, then they can opt to have a hiking theme. Family photography has been invaluable in teaching me the basics of photography.

Maternity Photography

A maternity photography documents the beginning of the journey of the mother and her baby.  The best time to do a maternity photo shoot is during the 32 to 34 weeks of pregnancy.  Maternity photo shoots can also be fun and creative. It comes to concepts, the more unique the better.      

Newborn Photography

Newborn photography involves taking the photo of a newborn. This is preferably done a few days after the mother had given birth, around 7 to 14 days.  If you are planning to have a newborn photography session, book an experienced newborn photographer. A newborn photography session is delicate and securing the baby’s safety is the utmost importance.  An experienced newborn photographer will know what to do and how to pose your child without endangering him.

Wedding Photography

Wedding photography is probably the next most popular type of photography. It documents the on-the-day wedding preparations, the wedding ceremony and the wedding reception. A lot of photographers specialize in wedding photography as this is where the money is. Weddings are also one of the most celebrated events or milestone in a person’s life and you will get to witness and capture those intimate memories.

Fashion Photography

Fashion photography is creating waves, especially in the fashion scene.  It usually features a professional model showcasing fashionable clothes. It is usually used to sell those clothes to magazine readers and consumers.

Landscape Photography

Who wouldn’t love landscape photography? They are so pretty to look at.  A photographer specialising in landscape photography features large expanses of space, fields, or scenery. These images depict nature as larger than life and showcase the beauty of it.

type of photography Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography features animals in their natural habitat. It takes a lot of skills and experience to be a great wildlife photographer. You have to study animal behavior and make sure that you don’t do anything to offend them.  It might be challenging to photograph animals but the results are definitely worth it.

Other Types of Photography

There are other types of photography are also popular and beautiful in their own rights. These include the following:

Aerial Photography

With the presence of drones, taking aerial shots are now possible.  Aerial photography is slowly making its waves in the photography scene.

Commercial Photography

Commercial photography is usually done to create images that can be sold and used commercially. These are often called stock images that companies use for their websites, presentation and other marketing collateral.

Event Photography

Photographers who do event photography usually use a mixture of photography styles to capture candid photo-journalistic documentation of events such as parties, corporate events, reunions and more.