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What are the work areas of photographer

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RE: What are the work areas of photographer

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Photography offers a number of opportunities and the range of the fields that you can venture into. Mentioned below are the different career options possible within the realm of photography.

  • Press Photographers or Photo Journalistsprovide the press with pictures that are relevant to the daily news and events. This kind of photography is best done instinctively. Hence, you need to be spontaneous and know what kind of a picture would best illustrate your article. If you are adventurous and willing to work under difficult conditions when needed, then this field is probably for you.
  • Fashion Photographyis the field where one works for fashion houses, designers or individual models. To be a part of this glamorous world, you must have knowledge about latest fashion trends and you should be willing to be experimental and creative.
  • Portrait Photographersare people-oriented photographers who click snaps of individuals. The subjects range from children to pets, functions to social events etc. You can also specialize aswedding photographers.
  • Industrial Photographersclick photographs of machinery, merchandise, industrial layout, workers at work etc. to be used for company publications and for the purposes of advertising and selling.
  • Wildlife Photographerscapture the animal kingdom and plant life in its most natural and habitual form. This kind of photography is a part of Nature photography which also covers landscapes and scenery. If you love nature and have the ability to capture the perfect sunsets and waterfalls in your camera then this is definitely an option that you could consider.
  • Feature Photographersnarrate an entire story through the medium of photographs. Hence to be a feature photographer, you have to have extensive knowledge of the subject that you are dealing with and you should be willing to work at any given time and place.
  • Forensic Photographersclick photographs at crime scenes from all possible angles with great emphasis on details in order to help the police or detective agencies.
    Fine Art Photographers click photographs which are sold as an art form. To be a fine art photographer, you have to be very creative and expressive.
  • Freelancingis the most popular option in this profession. To be working as a freelancer, you need to have great management skills and the ability to work independently. You might not know where the next job is coming from and their will be the hassles of keeping accounts. But, you can be your own boss and find, shoot and sell your own photographs.
  • Scientific Photographyis used for scientific publications and research reports. The areas that it covers are biology, medicine, chemistry and engineering. You have to have both interest and knowledge to be a part of this field.

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