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Photography is a popular past time that can also be turned into a career. There are different types of photography. This is a list of 5 popular types.

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Photography is a fun and creative way to appreciate the world around us. Our society (myself included) are addicted to our electronic devices that we forget to take the time and literally smell the flowers. There is so much beauty and wonder around us that we neglect. If you take the time to perfect your amateur photography skills, you can even make it your career.

A very good friend of mine is a professional photographer now. She created her business from her love of taking photos all the time and people commenting on how great they were and asking what she charges for them. The great part about being a professional photographer is it's similar to freelance work. You decide when you work, where you work, and what type of events you are shooting.

Everyone gets their start into professional photography differently. Here is a great interview with Ismail Sirdah on how he got his start.

There are many different types of photography. The following list is 5 of the most common types.

  • Aerial

Aerial shots are absolutely stunning! The view from high above shows all the parts of the scenery you can't see from the ground. Think about the last time you were on a Ferris Wheel and looked down from the top. Wasn't the scenery breathtaking? Drones are popular these days and the perfect way to grab one of these types of photography shots.

  • Candid

Candid photos are popular because they capture a moment in time to reflex back on. How innocent is this picture of my friend's daughter simply walking in her pretty dress carrying a stick? To us, it's just a stick. The imagination of a child is amazing, it could have been her fairy princess wand or a magic wonder. The possibilities are endless.

  • Food

Food photography is very popular. Think of all of the food bloggers that are out there, they obviously need to take pictures of the recipes they created. Have you ever looked up a restaurant on Yelp? There is at least 1 photo of the food they offer. We all love pictures and visuals. I don't know about you but the desserts on this table are making me want a snack.

  • Landscape

Landscape photography is taking pictures of skylines and landmarks. Think of Google Maps, they give you a step by step directions of how to get someplace and show pictures along the way. Landscape photography is also popular when on vacation. We want to remember every aspect of our vacations. A picture of a building will remind us of our trip and all of the great memories associated with it.

  • Wedding

Ah, who doesn't love a wedding? Weddings are the number 1 type of photography, and rightfully so. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. (Second is the birth of your children). Having a professional skilled photographer just quickly follow you around and mingle during your reception is an amazing way to document your wedding day.

These are not the only types of photography. I've only listed 5, I believe there are around 15 different types.

What is your favorite type of photography?

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