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Specialized Styles of Photographycamera

photographyPhotography is an all encompassing term used for all types of image capture, but there are in fact distinct variations in the manner in which photography is approached in different genres.

Different genres of photography require a different style and perspective. The techniques used by photographers vary based on the subject, the situation, and the end use of the image or scene.

Photography has always been considered an art and a creative process. This creativity is enhanced by the availability of camera features that make possible a wide range of ideas and styles.

Outlined below is a list of genres... distinct styles that call for specialized treatment in the process of creating outstanding photographs.

These thematic approaches will be discussed in detail here, though there are few more categories and sub-categories in thematic photography like ad messages, corporate brochures, underwater photography and so on.

To sum up, the discussion - wildlife photography requires you to brave rough conditions and thoroughly understand the habitat and behavior of the animal. The relevant and useful tools in your camera system are the right lenses and center-weighted metering if you are into shooting wildlife.

Landscape photography requires you to be a wandering explorer, constantly seeking out those spectacular scenic settings. You mainly need wide-angle lenses in your camera system to demonstrate depth and scale in your picture. Sports events also need a good vantage point and if you want to freeze the high action in the game, you have to learn and hone the skill of panning.

Photojournalism calls on your social and political consciousness and is the art of visually unfolding a story. Finally, as you might have guessed - fashion photography is not all glamour! Capturing the right mood and using out-of-the-box ideas to sell a product becomes the key to a good shot and you often work within time constraints.

It is apparent that different photography streams each have their own specialized approaches and style of treatment. Your mind-set and your interests should influence the path that you choose if you are considering beginning a career in photography.

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