Finding your photography niche comes with time as you hone your skills and find what you enjoy shooting and what you are good at. There are two degrees of specializing in photography, the amateurs and the professionals. Just because the professionals make money off of their work doesn’t mean that amateurs can’t be just as if not more passionate about the art as professionals. Often times, a hobby can be more enjoyable and relaxing than becoming a professional photographer working for a living.
There are so many specialties and types of photography to explore once you become familiar with the basics. Here are a few just to name some of the most popular ones.
Wedding Photography – If you have a camera and a family member or friend is getting married, chances are they may just ask you to take photos of their big day. Many people even end up choosing this route to pick up some extra money on weekends. Wedding photographers need to be fast on their feet and be prepared and organized.
Portrait Photography – Portrait photography is very popular and can be applied to many other aspects of photography. Lighting is the key to taking the perfect portraits.
Photojournalism – Photojournalism is about documenting events and shooting photos as they happen in reality. They are usually up close and personal and capture every moment of a big event. This can be applied to newsworthy events, photographing a graduation, weddings, or other parties. Photojournalism requires the photographer to be very personable and willing to be in the middle of the action.
Travel Photography – Travel photography can be as simple as taking family portraits on your trips or taking beautiful photographs of the scenery, people, culture, and famous landmarks. Travel photography requires a lot of planning and preparation which can pay off with some amazing photos to remember your vacation