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Different Types of Photography

PORTRAITURE PHOTOGRAPHY

If you have ever picked up a camera and took a photograph of a family member or a pet than you have done portrait photography.

Two different types of portrait photography are:

Studio – Many professional photographers have a studio where they do most of their work.  The studio most likely will have lighting, muslims (the backdrops in photographs) and different props.  Photographers can have a lot of equipment and it is much easier to bring the subject to them than to have to take all the equipment they would need to them.

Location – Many photographers including me, prefer natural lighting to artificial so they do their photography outdoors.  No matter where you live,  you can find some place that have a beautiful backdrop, whether it is at the beach, a park, famous landmark or maybe just your backyard. I live near the beach so I have the perfect backdrop.  The downside of course is the weather, you are at the mercy of Mother Nature.

NATURE/WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

Have you ever taken a picture of a flower in your backyard or a cardinal eating out of your bird feeder?  That is nature/wildlife photography.  The great thing about nature and wildlife photography is you can do it in your own backyard or at the local park. Ansel Adams www.anseladams.com is probably the most well known nature photographer.  His shots of Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks are incredible.  This is the photography that I love to shoot.  It is beautiful and unpredictable.  The great thing about wildlife photography is no two shots are the same but you do have to be patient and you have to be ready.

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

Another great subject is landscape photography.  Have you ever taken a photo of a famous landmark (i.e. Lincoln Memorial, Seattle Space Needle, St. Louis Arch).  That is landscape photography. Cityscapes also fit into this category.    Cityscapes are especially great photographs when taken at night.

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Landscape Photography Composition Rules

Landscape Photography Composition Rules

1. Rule of Thirdshttps://clcrowphotography.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/rule-of-thirds/

2. Framing an Image – add points of interest in foreground.  For example, this rocking chairs in this photograph are framed by the front of the house and the porch supports.  Another example is taking a photo of the Jefferson Memorial on the opposite side of the Tidal basin framed surrounded by cherry blossoms in the spring.

3.  Diagonal Lines – Using a diagonal line can be a very effective way to draw the eye to the main focal point.  Two converging lines coming to a single point can also be even more effective.  (I.e. Using a river or a road that leads up to a Mountain or bridge)

4. Geometric Shapes – The easiest example of this is if you have 3 different subjects.  Position them in such a way that they create a triangle.

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