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Types of Photography

September 26th, 2022

Advertising Photography. Photos made to illustrate a service or product. These images are generally done with an advertising agency,Guest Posting design firm or with an in-house corporate design team. Read more… Aerial Photography is the taking of photographs from above with a camera mounted, or hand held, on an aircraft, helicopter, balloon, rocket, kite, skydiver or similar vehicle. It was widely used for military purposes during World War I. Read more… Architectural Photography. Find analyses of the various uses and techniques of architectural photography. Astronomical Photography. Find various techniques developed or modified since 1975 specially for the unusual demands of astronomical photography at the Anglo-Australian Observatory. Baby Photography. Find some must-have baby photography tips on taking the best pictures of your baby from Alexis Dawes. Black and White Photography. Find a vast collection of b&w images. Cityscape Photography. Find tips that will help you to take digital photos capturing the essence of the ‘big city’. Composition, lighting and exposure settings, photo subject ideas, and more. Commercial photography includes advertising photography, editorial photography, photojournalism, portrait and wedding photography, fine art photography.Read more… Concert Photography is up there among the most difficult ones. You have five thousand fans behind you, and there is a band in front of you. Nobody stands still… Read more… Digital Photography, as opposed to film photography, uses electronic devices to record the image as binary data. This facilitates storage and editing of the images on personal computers, and also the ability to show and delete unsuccessful images immediately on the camera itself. Read more… Documentary photography usually refers to a type of professional photojournalism, but it may also be an amateur or student pursuit. The photographer attempts to produce truthful, objective, and usually candid photography of a particular subject, most often pictures of people. Read more… Equine Photography includes photographs of horses and everything connected with horses. Read more… Family Photography. Find family photography tips, including everything from snapping off 20 baby pictures to posing everyone at your family reunion. Fine art photography, sometimes simply called art photography, refers to high-quality archival photographic prints that are produced to fulfill the creative vision of an individual professional and often reproduced in limited editions. Read more… Fine Art Nude Photography, or Erotic photography dates back to the history of the art and process of taking pictures of unclothed subjects. Find the webs best fine art nude photography. Food Photography. Find a collection of articles intended to inform and educate the viewer regarding the craft, science, business, and art of food photography. Glamour or Fashion photography is a genre of photography devoted to displaying clothing and other fashion items. Fashion photography is most often conducted for advertisements or fashion magazines. Over time, fashion photography has developed its own aesthetic in which the clothes and fashions are enhanced by exotic locations and story lines. Infrared Photography. With this type of photography you can get interesting “in-camera effects”: false-color or black and white images with a dreamlike or sometimes lurid appearance. Read… Landscape Photography is artistic interpretations of the land, its features, beauty and its definition. Gallery of Landscape Photography Macro photography is a type of close-up photography, where the image is as large or larger than the subject. Read more… Nature photography refers to a particular form of photography with a stronger emphasis on the aesthetical value of the photo, taken outdoors and devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, plants and wildlife. Read more… Night photography generally refers to photographs taken outdoors between twilight and dusk. Read more… Pet Photography. Seven Habits of the Successful Pet Photographer. Portrait photography has been around since the invention and popularization of the camera, and is a cheaper and often more accessible method than portrait painting, which had been used by distinguished figures before the use of the camera. Read more… Seascape Photography. Find the gallery of beautiful seascape art and seascape photography. Travel Photography. Find pictures landscapes, nature, architecture and night photography of different places. Underwater photography is the process of taking photographs while underwater. It is usually done while scuba diving, but can be done while snorkeling or swimming. Read more… Wedding photography is probably one of the most complicated, but at the same time challenging forms of photography that requires a great deal of responsibility, skills, and knowledge. Read more… Wildlife photography is the act of taking photographs of wildlife, which is regarded as being one of the more challenging forms of photography as it has several different requirements. Read more… Photo Contests

FAP – Fine Art Photography

March 23rd, 2022

Fine art photography (FAP) refers to photographs that are made in the creative vision of the photographer as an artist. Fine art photography generally stands in contrast to photojournalism, which is a visual account of news events or a record of things, places and people. Commercial photography, the primary focus of which is to advertise products or services, is generally held apart from fine art as well. That said in my experience the commercial and journalistic often slops over into fine art.

If one reviews the history of photography it quickly become clear that well made image narratives, produced for journalistic or commercial purposes, frequently become objects of art. Often but not always this transition takes place well after the journalistic or commercial significance has passed. If one examines the enduring images from the great photographic publications of the past, the truth of this can easily be verified. Today many truly great images can be seen on the web, produced from the present journalistic and commercial traditions.

I could find no generally accepted definition(s) of the terms “art photography”, “artistic photography” or “fine art photography. Definitions are found in articles, essays and reference books in all media forms. What seems to be lacking is the generally or universally accepted part. (see: Wikipedia-Fine-art photography for examples.)

The balance of this essay is more personal opinion dependent than academic. One significant difference between an artistic rendering and fine art is the level of emotion created by the image’s narrative. An artistic rendering, of a really great image. that is creatively presented is surely art. Fine art takes that rendering one or two steps further into an emotional place that transcends the propose or location. Art in general and fine art almost always has a transcendence or universality that just images can not quite match. Fine art melds together all the compositional, technical and transcendence qualities to give it and its narrative a true universality.

I have been at this photography business, all be it hesitantly at first, since I was 11, that is (58 years). Over that time I have made images for just about any purpose one can imagine. In my mind or better to my taste, I have created fine art works in most if not all of them. The exception is probably in the classification snapshots. Got a few really good ones but no true art. In attempting to create the best possible images, of what ever subject and purpose was holding my interest, I found my creative vision could often be satisfied. I should also note that while my vision was frequently satisfied, my technical competence or the limitations of the equipment of the day, did not always yield stellar results.

A truly artistic image, regardless of subject or purpose has the qualities, often intangible, of what I call fine art. I have some training and education in art history. I understand the principles of composition and most of the technical aspects of most, if not all art forms. Don’t misunderstand, I claim no pretense to full competence for any except photography.

As I Found It and Ideal Totem (my two stock photo services) hold well over 4,000 images (at the time of writing). A very high proportion of these stock images qualify as art. They are good and well presented, even the textures and patterns tell their story well. Some are probably even great. Perhaps not quite as many as my ego would like, but still a good number. None are true Fine Art.

A small percentage of my work has been selected to be offered as, highly limited, special fine art editions. These editions will be presented in physical format that has the same listing quality as the images themselves.