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Specialty: What is Portraiture Photography?

Specialty: What is Portraiture Photography?

Sonia Klug 9 January 2023
Good portraiture photography doesn’t just show a person’s appearance but reveals something about their character and humanity. We dive into the details of this exciting specialty.
Specialty: What is Home/Garden Photography?

Specialty: What is Home/Garden Photography?

Sonia Klug 15 December 2022
Home/Garden Photography provides inspiration for our own living spaces and often satisfies our curiosity about how other people live. It’s a reliable staple across mainstream media and less subject to trends and ups and downs than other photography genres.
Specialty: What is Outdoor/Adventure Photography?

Specialty: What is Outdoor/Adventure Photography?

Sonia Klug 21 November 2022
Outdoor and Adventure Photography has a broad appeal to many different types of clients. However, when it comes to the photographer, there is a definite common factor: a desire for adrenaline-fueled action and a love for the great outdoors.
Specialty: What is Aerial Photography?

Specialty: What is Aerial Photography?

Sonia Klug 9 November 2022
Aerial photographs can not just convey a lot of information with one picture, but also tend to lift the spirits. There is something very special about the birds-eye view, which inspires photographers and viewers alike.
Specialty: What is Social Documentary Photography?

Specialty: What is Social Documentary Photography?

Stephanie Avilés, Tara Todras-Whitehill 12 September 2022
Imagine the iron-willed defiance of a protester, a mother’s tender touch, or the resilience on the face of a refugee. This type of powerful imagery is what we call social documentary photography. It strikes a delicate balance between documenting real-life and inspiring social change.
Specialty: What is Industrial Photography?

Specialty: What is Industrial Photography?

Polly Gaillard 13 April 2022
Photography was born of the Industrial Revolution, and it was an essential tool in documenting the Industrial age — steam engines, steel factories, textile mills, and mining operations.
Specialty: What is Commercial & Editorial Headshot Photography?

Specialty: What is Commercial & Editorial Headshot Photography?

Polly Gaillard 24 February 2022
Commercial and editorial headshots often fall into the realm of portrait photography, yet there are different; Polly discusses the nuances between the two, offering insights on clients, budgets, and more.
Specialty: What Is Humanitarian Photography?

Specialty: What Is Humanitarian Photography?

Polly Gaillard 12 January 2022
While humanitarian photography may seem like a cross-section between documentary, editorial, and photojournalism, its history has a long tradition of photographers advocating for change.
Specialty: What is Underwater Photography?

Specialty: What is Underwater Photography?

Shannon Stewart 29 October 2021
As any experienced Underwater Photographer will tell you it’s not always a picnic. The inherently unpredictable nature of the specialty can leave the inexperienced photographer feeling frazzled, to say the least.
Specialty: What is Auto/Vehicle Photography?

Specialty: What is Auto/Vehicle Photography?

Shannon Stewart 23 August 2021
While automotive photography can be quite a broad specialty, the skillset involved can be highly technical and challenging.
Specialty: What is Food & Drink Photography?

Specialty: What is Food & Drink Photography?

Shannon Stewart 1 July 2021
Now that social media has made everyone a food photographer, we dive into what it really means to be a professional–and what major publications and brands food photographers seek.
Specialty: What is Lifestyle Photography?

Specialty: What is Lifestyle Photography?

Victoria Cagol 17 June 2021
Perhaps the most dominant specialty clients seek today is lifestyle photography, which aims to capture easy living in its best moments.
Specialty: What is Sports/Fitness Photography?

Specialty: What is Sports/Fitness Photography?

Varun Raghupathi 27 May 2021
What is Sports & Fitness photography? More than most photographic specialties, Sports & Fitness overlaps with other specialties, including action, portraiture, and brand narrative. Wonderful Machine interviews several seasoned professionals for answers.
Specialty: What is Still Life/Product Photography?

Specialty: What is Still Life/Product Photography?

Jen Warren 14 April 2021
Still Life photography may have a simple definition, but the preparation necessary for creating great imagery in this field is anything but. Check out the best ways to approach this genre of photography — and what photo editors look for when hiring for these types of shoots.
Specialty: What is Brand Narrative Photography?

Specialty: What is Brand Narrative Photography?

Aimee Baldridge 31 March 2021
What is brand narrative photography? Three photographers share how their backgrounds and styles have made them ideal collaborators for clients in the brand narrative sphere.
Specialty: What is Travel Photography?

Specialty: What is Travel Photography?

Jen Warren 18 March 2021
Travel photography, often created from the tourist’s point of view, involves storytelling that capture special moments and atmospheres.
Specialty: What is Agriculture Photography?

Specialty: What is Agriculture Photography?

Justin Kohn 24 March 2020
We interview several agriculture photographers to learn about the biggest brands and publications, as well as preparation and their experiences with subjects.
Specialty: What is Fashion Photography?

Specialty: What is Fashion Photography?

Varun Raghupathi 27 February 2020
Fashion photography is an incredibly broad specialty within the photo industry. Learn how to stand out and break into this line of work.
Specialty: What is Animal Photography?

Specialty: What is Animal Photography?

Justin Kohn 28 January 2020
Showing up to set usually means you’ll be greeted by your assistant and maybe one or two other people. But what if there’s a puppy, too?
Specialty: What is Music &  Performing Arts Photography?

Specialty: What is Music & Performing Arts Photography?

Justin Kohn 8 January 2020
An opportunity to work with fellow creatives can be exhilarating, even if those other creatives don’t explore the same medium. Photographers and performers combine their art forms to bring images to life in Music and Performing Arts photography.
Specialty: What is Landscape Photography?

Specialty: What is Landscape Photography?

Katie Keller 14 September 2018
At first glance, one may picture landscape photography as rolling hills or cascading waterfalls, but within a commercial and advertising environment, the waters can get a bit muddied. Many brands and publications use landscape photography to tell their stories.