Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Photography Types

Photographic work can be divided into dozens of categories, lots of which has sub-categories. The following categorizes some common types of photography.
AerialFrom a aeroplane, copter, balloon or other airborne device.
Adventure, ActionAdventure games, daring feats, etc.
AmateurAny kind of photography practiced by tyro.
Animal, PetPets and their bonds with humans. Note that the human content is often as important as the animal.
Architecture, Real EstateThe art of making property appear mesmeric. Often involves panoramic photography.
ArtisticPhotography in which innovative composition is the goal.
AstrophotographySpace photography, by a telescope.
AuraA unsuspect kind of photography which some plea can photograph of a person's aura. Often befuddled with Kirlian photography.
Black & WhiteNot directly photography of no colour, black and white photography explores shapes, tones and patterns. Shadows and highlights become much more meaningful.
Camera Phone"Accessibility" photography using a mobile phone's in-built camera. While not the best quality, camera phones have created a new world of continuous, on-the-spot photo opportunities.
CommercialProduct shots, promotion, etc.
DigiscopingPhotography made by a telescope or binoculars.
DocumentaryJournalism, Happenings, Historical, Political, etc.
EventConcerts, parties, get togethers, festivals, weddings, etc.
ForensicCops and legal photography.
InfraredPhotography in which the storing medium is precise to infrared light rather than the normal visible light spectrum.
Large FormatFor use on stickers, billboards, etc.
KirlianA kind of contact print photography in which an object touching a photographic plate is connected to a high voltage source, creating an aura-like image. Often misunderstood with aura photography.
MacroThe art of photographing tiny and/or close-up objects.
MedicalSpecialized photography for medicall purposes, i.e. to help reveal and diagnose disorders.
MicroscopicAny technique for photographing microscopic objects to be visible to our normal eyes.
ModelingPhotographing objects to be changed into 3D models.
NatureLandscapes, plants, animals,  sea, etc.
NightAny technique used to take images at nighttime. Often includes infrared photography.
PanoramicViews of wide areas, up to finish 360° panoramas.
ParanormalWraith, unexplained phenomena, etc.
PeopleCandid, Family photos, Fashion, Glamour, Passports & Visas, Portrait, School,  Wedding, etc.
PinholeUses the foremost basic variety of camera possible — a box with a small hole to let light in.
ScenicLandscape, Cityscape
SatelliteViews of Earth from orbit.
ScientificAny specialised photography used for scientific endeavour, e.g. electron microscopy photographs, diagnostic photography, astrophotography,etc.
SportsThe specialised art of shooting individuals engaged in sports, games and adventure activities.
Stereoscopic (3-D)Involves taking two photographs simultaneously to simulate 3-D vision.
StockPhotographs taken for distribution to people,to be used in their projects. These photos tend to be quite generic, e.g. people functioning, landscapes, area, etc.
Time-lapsePhotographs with a very long expose, used to picture something happening over time. A popular example is a street at midnight with automotive lights blurred into long lines.
TravelPhotography to showcase locations, symbolize travel literature, etc.
UltravioletPhotography in which the recording medium is responsive to ultraviolet light radiation instead of the conventional light spectrum.
Urban, IndustrialHighlighting urban environments.
Water,UnderwaterAny kind of photography taken underneath water with a water-tight camera housing