Photography Genres and Professions

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July 2015
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If you’re thinking about becoming a photography professional, you’re going to need to take some photography courses and learn the basics.  However, there’s more to it than just knowing how to get the best exposures and how to light an area.  There are a number of different areas of photography, and you do need to study different areas in order to be able to get the best photos possible.  Taking a picture of a house is very different from taking a picture of a person, and both of these can be different than taking a very close up picture of a gemstone.

Say, for example, that you want to take photos of wildlife up close for magazines like the National Geographic or books on animals.  You don’t just go out into the jungle and start snapping pictures after getting a photography degree.  Instead, you’ll need to take some courses in zoology and wildlife.  These courses won’t be needed for those who want to take pictures of models or do bridal photography.


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