<ul><li>Photographic work can be divided into dozens of categories, many with lots of sub-categories. The following list describes some common types of photography. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Aerial </li></ul><ul><li>From a plane, helicopter, balloon or other airborne device. </li></ul><ul><li>Astrophotography </li></ul><ul><li>Space photography, through a telescope. </li></ul><ul><li>Black and White </li></ul><ul><li>Not simply photography without color, black and white photography explores shapes, tones and textures. Shadows and highlights become much more important. </li></ul><ul><li>Camera Phone </li></ul><ul><li> "Convenience" photography using a mobile phone's built-in camera. </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Product shots, advertising, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Documentary </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism, Events, Historical, Political, etc. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Event </li></ul><ul><li>Concerts, parties, festivals, weddings , etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Macro </li></ul><ul><li>The art of photographing very small and/or close-up objects. </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Photographing objects to be converted into 3D models. </li></ul><ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Landscapes, animals, plants, sea, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Candid, Family, Fashion, Glamour, Passports & Visas, Portrait, Pregnancy, School, Sports, Wedding </li></ul>
<ul><li>Satellite </li></ul><ul><li>Views of Earth from orbit. </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>The specialized art of shooting people engaged in sports, games and adventure activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Underwater </li></ul><ul><li>Any type of photography taken under water with a water-tight camera housing. </li></ul><ul><li>News photography </li></ul>
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<ul><li>Black-and-white (monochrome) is the oldest form of photography — originally all photos were black and white. These days it is a lot less common but still maintains a strong following. </li></ul>
Photojournalism Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that creates images in order to tell a news story Photojournalism is distinguished from other close branches of photography documentary photography , social documentary photography , celebrity photography ) by the qualities of:
Photojournalism can be found in every form of modern media. Often called "documentary photography," these photographs offer a form of news that lets the public experience the event visually. It offers a more tangible look at these events that can be understood by anyone, no matter the age or literary skill. Migrant Mother What is a photojournalist? A journalist tells stories. A photographer takes pictures of nouns (people, places and things). A photojournalist takes the best of both and locks it into the most powerful medium available - frozen images. Florence Leona Christie (Dorothea Lange )1936.
More on the photojournalist A photojournalist is a visual reporter of facts. The public places trust in its reporters to tell the truth. The same trust is extended to photojournalists as visual reporters. This responsibility is paramount to a photojournalist. At all times, we have many thousands of people seeing through our eyes and expecting to see the truth. Most people immediately understand an image. In today's world of grocery store tabloids and digital manipulation of images, the photojournalist must still tell the truth. The photojournalist constantly hunts for the images (or verbs), which tell of the day-to-day struggles and accomplishments of his community. These occurrences happen naturally. There is no need to "set up" reality. There is no need to lie to a community that bestows its trust. In a nutshell: If a photojournalist isn't going to fake a fire or a street stabbing scene, why would he set up "person A" giving "person B" an object (award, check, trophy etc.)? The photojournalist simply wants to hang around, be forgotten and wait for the right moment. Then, the hunt begins anew. Like the police officer or firefighter, the photojournalist's concern is his community even if that means sacrificing comfort or life. Many photojournalists die every year in the process of collecting visual information, which lets the public know of atrocities, dangers and the mundane.
<ul><li>What makes a photojournalist different from a photographer? Photographers take pictures of nouns (people, places and things). Photojournalists shoot action verbs ("kicks," "explodes," "cries," etc.). Photojournalists do shoot some nouns. These nouns can be standard photos of people (portraits), places (proposed zoning areas or construction sites) and things (name it). However, the nouns we seek still must tell a story. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Professional photojournalist Mark M. Hancock discusses photojournalism and the eccentricities associated with gathering images for daily newspapers and magazines. </li></ul>
<ul><li> To be a photojournalist, we must understand the relationship between the image and these basic elements of language (all languages - worldwide). The girl hits (or misses) the ball. There are no other options. The girl is easy to photograph. The ball is easy to photograph. The verb is the hard part. As a servant of the citizens, it's the photojournalist's OBLIGATION to capture the entire sentence involved in EVERY event. There are no excuses. It's hit or missed. Some photographers don't care. They have a picture of the bat. "Hey, that's what tried to hit the ball." They just don't get it. </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ If you’re pictures aren’t good, enough, you’re not close enough” ROBERT CAPA 1913 – May 25, 1954 </li></ul>The Falling Soldier by Robert Capa (Spanish Civil War)
“ If you’re pictures aren’t good, enough, you’re not close enough ” ROBERT CAPA 1913 – May 25, 1954
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