ROMANCING THE SHOTS
Photography has been a popular profession for quite some time now but lately a few genres have emerged that are not only different and interesting but highly lucrative as well. The photographic trend is in high demand in metropolitan cities.
With destination and theme weddings becoming a trend, wedding photography has also become a style statement. People hire professional wedding photographers to take pictures. Apart from the common ceremonial, bride, bridegroom and family photographs, a theme is planned for the photo shoot. A series of pictures are taken to narrate a story. Even the most common shots are beautified with the play of the iris and aperture.
Maternity photography is a fast-growing market for professional photographers, but clicking a woman’s body during pregnancy can be challenging. However, with a little sensitivity and planning your shoots carefully, your maternity photography can give expectant mothers not only pregnancy photos they will cherish forever, but also an experience they will never forget.
Child photography is a unique style of photography. It is about capturing the child’s most expressive, uninhibited and mischievous expressions. It is about photographing a fleeting moment in their childhood that is over all too soon. Parents are not satisfied anymore with random clicks of their children. Pictures of the children are taken with special themes, props and beautiful surroundings, etc. With availability of personalized catalogues, calendars, cards, mugs, photo books etc, the utility of such pictures is ever increasing.
Stock photography is the supply of photographs licensed for specific uses. It is used to fulfill the needs of creative assignments. You can click random images and sell them by uploading them on stock websites. These photographs involve people expressing common emotions, animals, images related to travel and tourism, as well as conceptual photography.
Food Photography is a still life specialization of commercial photography, aimed at producing attractive photographs of food for use in advertisements, packaging, menus or cookbooks. Professional food photography is a collaborative effort, usually involving an art director, a photographer, a food stylist, a prop stylist.
Aspirants looking forward to a career in photography should definitely be aware of these options. While photography is an Art and inborn talent, one has to learn the technicalities to master it. Several colleges offer courses in photography, and you also have an option to learn it online where all the tutorials are delivered directly to your mailbox. The most important lesson in photography is practice. The requirement to pursue the profession would be a DSLR camera and a command on photo editing software to refine the photographs and create effects on it. It is not a regular job so you would need to work as a freelance photographer. Networking would be the best way to get assignments. It is necessary to showcase your work and best way to do it is online, you can have a Facebook Page, have a profile on WordPress and LinkedIn and upload your portfolio on Coroflot.