Photography Genres

In Standard by Patrick

When first starting out in photography, you might be asking yourself, what do I want to shoot? I think as photographers, we have all been there. After a while, as you look through your pictures, you may see a pattern start to evolve on what you are focusing your lens on the most. If you are one of those lucky few that you exactly what you want your genre of photography to be right away, run with it and layout a plan. Most of the time, we as photographers will shoot most anything to pay the bills until we can comfortably find out niche and hopefully eek out a living at it. Here is a list of the major genres of photography that might help you get started thinking about what you may want to focus on. This list is not all inclusive, but it covers the most popular one.

With all these choices for photography, this reaise the question, which one do I want to focus my time on? That is a question that only you can answer for your photography. I think that you will find your niche’ as you begin shooting more and notice that trends and patterns develop in your photography. As with any genre you choose to pursue, it all starts with knowing your equipment and becoming confident in your abilities behind the lens as you grow and learn.

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