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Want To Become A Photographer? Here's The Top 5 Types Of Photography

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Photography is such a fun profession. Presenting you with opportunities to travel and see the world in a new light, it can be incredibly exciting. If you love photography and are looking to get into the industry, there are a variety of different routes that you can take.

Of course, the one you take will depend on your individual preferences – but if you’re unsure as to where to start, here is a list of the top 5 types of photography you can get into – no matter where you’re located in the world.


Landscape Photography


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Nature photography is easily one of the most popular fields to go into. Capturing the beauty of the world, it can involve large landscapes or more intimate images. Bringing the viewers into the scene, it’s very accessible but can be tricky to master for those will less experience.

Whether it focuses on man-made structures or natural scenes, it’s an extraordinary way of showing either rural or urban settings. For many photographers looking to make a little extra money, you can even sell your landscape photography through various ways such as to stock agencies (such as Shutterstock).


Macro Photography


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Macro photography. One of the world’s most awe-inspiring types of photography, it involves great precision and skill. Capturing small objects and creatures with close-up photography, Macro photography requires a specific macro lens that will encapsulate every detail within the image.

Often associated with flowers, bugs and water droplets, it isolates a unique view that would otherwise be missed. Although it might take a while to muster, once you’ll learn numerous technical skills along your journey that will be invaluable throughout your professional career.


Travel Photography


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Love to travel? Want to feel connected to the world around you? Then why not try your hand at travel photography. A wonderful way of incorporating your love of travel with your profession, you’ll be able to discover a variety of destinations.

Whether you opt to take pictures of yourself and your partner or hire models for the shoot, you’ll love the opportunities and possibilities that come with travel photography. You’ll also have a chance to try different techniques and use a wide variety of equipment – such as a Telephoto zoom lens.


Wedding Photography


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Wedding photography is not only profitable, but it’s also magical. The chance to immortalise a couple’s big day forever, it can be really fun. However, it’s also a huge responsibility that needs to be done right – otherwise the couple might not be very happy!

If you opt to become a wedding photographer, you’ll have to have a good camera and be aware of how to create good lighting – especially when the weather is bad. Capturing everyone’s emotions effortlessly, it’s a type of photography that will keep you busy throughout the year.


Wildlife Photography


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Wildlife photography is one of the most respected types out there. However, it does take a lot of work. You’ll find that you’re spending hours on end trying to get a set of images – and whilst this might seem tiring, the end result can be out of this world.

As animals can obviously be found everywhere, you can spend your time honing your skills before heading out for more complex photographing sessions in remote locations.