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    • Genre ResearchStudents Name: Block: Date: / /Documentary / Street Photography:Documentary photography usually refers to a type of professional photojournalism, but it may also bean amateur or student pursuit. The photographer attempts to produce truthful, objective, and usuallycandid photography of a particular subject, most often pictures of people. The pictures usually depict acertain perspective of the photographer.Usually such photographs are meant for publication, but are sometimes only for exhibition in an artgallery or other public forum. Sometimes an organization or company will commission documentaryphotography of its activities, but the pictures will only be for its private archives.FIND AN EXAMPLEName:_______________________________________Date/period:_______________________________________Description/contest of their work:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Attach sample picture hereorInsert picture number here : ______Landscape:Landscape photography, also known as Landscape art, is a genre meant to show the beauty of the naturalworld. Most landscape photographers strive to show as little human activity as possible, ideally none, intheir photos. Instead, the subjects are landforms, weather, and ambient light.FIND AN EXAMPLEName:_______________________________________Date/period:_______________________________________Description/contest of their work:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Attach sample picture hereorInsert picture number here : ______
    • Street Photography:FIND AN EXAMPLEName:_______________________________________Date/period:_______________________________________Description/contest of their work:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Attach sample picture herePortrait:Portrait photography (also known as portraiture) is the capture by means of photography of thelikeness of a person or a small group of people, in which the face and its expression is predominant. Theobjective is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. Like other types ofportraiture, the focus of the photograph is the persons face, although the entire body and the backgroundmay be included. A portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a stillposition. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the camera.FIND AN EXAMPLEName:_______________________________________Date/period:_______________________________________Description/contest of their work:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Attach sample picture hereorInsert picture number here : ______
    • Still Life:FIND AN EXAMPLEName:_______________________________________Date/period:_______________________________________Description/contest of their work:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Attach sample picture hereorInsert picture number here : ______Photojournalism:Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of newsmaterial for publication or broadcast) that creates images in order to tell a news story. It is now usuallyunderstood to refer only to still images, and in some cases to video used in broadcast journalism.Photojournalism is distinguished from other close branches of photography (such as documentaryphotography, street photography or celebrity photography) by the qualities of:• Timeliness — the images have meaning in the context of a recently published record of events.• Objectivity — the situation implied by the images is a fair and accurate representation of theevents they depict in both content and tone.• Narrative — the images combine with other news elements to make facts relatable to the vieweror reader on a cultural level.FIND AN EXAMPLEName:_______________________________________Date/period:_______________________________________Description/contest of their work:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Attach sample picture hereorInsert picture number here : ______Photographic Art:
    • Fine art photography refers to photographs that are created to fulfill the creative vision of the artist.Fine art photography stands in contrast to photojournalism and commercial photography.Photojournalism is to promote an editorial point of view.FIND AN EXAMPLEName:_______________________________________Date/period:_______________________________________Description/contest of their work:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Attach sample picture hereorInsert picture number here : ______Fashion: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 such as Vogue,Vanity Fair, or Allure. Over time, fashion photography has developed its own aesthetic in which theclothes and fashions are enhanced by exotic locations and story lines.FIND AN EXAMPLEName:_______________________________________Date/period:_______________________________________Description/contest of their work:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Attach sample picture hereorInsert picture number here : ______
    • Commercial:Commercial photography is probably best defined as any photography to which money exchangeshands. In this light money could be paid for the subject of the photograph or the photograph itself.Wholesale, retail, and professional uses of photography would fall under this definition.FIND AN EXAMPLEName:_______________________________________Date/period:_______________________________________Description/contest of their work:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Attach sample picture hereorInsert picture number here : ______
    • Commercial:Commercial photography is probably best defined as any photography to which money exchangeshands. In this light money could be paid for the subject of the photograph or the photograph itself.Wholesale, retail, and professional uses of photography would fall under this definition.FIND AN EXAMPLEName:_______________________________________Date/period:_______________________________________Description/contest of their work:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Attach sample picture hereorInsert picture number here : ______