Sports Photography is a branch of photojournalism, it consists of
pictures being taken of a live event for example football, tennis, rugby
etc. the pictures being taken are mostly for newspapers, sports
magazines or agencies.
The cameras used in sports photography are usually very high tech e.g.
very long distance lenses, high shutter speeds in order to capture
Something speeding by in high quality for example a car or a plane.
The main aim of sports photography is to either promote the sport being captured or
simply used as a source of information.
One sports photographer is Bob Martin who is an award winning sports
photographer known for his action and features shoots globally.
An obvious change in this type of Photography
is the ability to now be able to capture
the sport being captured more attractive and
Advertising photography involves taking pictures for commercial use:
for example in adverts, merchandising, and product placement.
Commercial photography is also used in corporate brochures and
leaflets, menus in cafes and restaurants, and similar commercial uses
where photographs enhance a text.
It is commonly and obviously used in adverts it can also appear in
magazines, newspapers, leaflets and brochures.
One advertising photographer is Jonathan Knowles who is again famous
for his work which consists of taking pictures of people, many different
types of drinks and
Again this has changed over time for the same reasons as the sports photography because
they both have had a huge change in picture quality and of course the ability to capture in
color which can make the product being
advertised more vibrant, colorful and attractive
for the consumer compared to just a black and
Portrait photography is where the photographer just
takes a picture of either a person or a family from a
straight on position, it displays the expression,
personality, and mood of the subject.
Usually used at either the home of the person being
captured in the picture or in a studio with white walls
all around for a more vibrant picture of the person
Darrin Clinton is one of the many portrait photographers who takes the pictures you
want in the comfort of your own home.
Portrait photography has changed in many ways one
of the main changes is the stance or behavior of the
person in the shot as many years ago the person being
captured would stand completely face on and up
straight with no facial expressions whereas
Fashion Photography is used to promote different types of clothing
in the attempt to sell it to the public meaning the pictures need to
be attractive for the consumer which is why they are usually
colorful and a model is used for the attractiveness for men and
It is used mostly in studios and photo booths where they can get
the best quality picture in the best color as the background would
be a clear plain color to help the product stand out for the
This type of photography has changed over time again because of
the advance in technology as in the past the photos would just be black and white
meaning the clothes may not have come across as attractive to the customer.
A famous example of a photographer involved with
this work would be Adolphe Braun who published
his own book containing many of his photos
(288 to be precise)
Food Photography is similar to fashion
photography in terms of it is used to sell
the product being captured so it needs
to be attractive, colorful and generally
makes you want to buy it so its again
very important that the picture is good
quality and endearing.
It is used in restaurants to sell the food to the customers buying so the product must be
prepared in order to sell it which usually means that the actual product doesn’t live up to
the expectations built up by the photo.
And again similar to fashion photography it has changed over time due to technology
used to take the photo as in the past no color was introduced in the photos meaning the
product was less attractive.
Marcus Nilsson is an example of a famous photographer,
his work consists of taking pictures at a “Strikingly
Landscape Photography consists of simply just capturing
miles of land from a standing point by looking down
from a raised view at the landscape, another definition
for landscape is the orientation of the photo being taken
landscape being the Horizontally turned picture instead
of portrait which is vertical.
It is used outdoors mostly looking down at a wide stretch
of land from a higher point in order to get the targeted
piece of land in the frame.
This has changed over time as the cameras in the modern day can zoom much further
than the old camera used where capable of meaning a longer range of landscape is viewed
in the shot.
A good example of a landscape is Charlie Waite
who has travelled all over the world in order to
get the best landscape images.