Types of Photographer

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  1. allansiew

    allansiew TPF Noob!

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    Hi, Just a general photography question. How many different types of photographer are there in the world. For example, Celebrity Photographers, Wedding Photographers, Fashion Photographers.
     
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    tygersclaw TPF Noob!

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    Sports photography, wedding photography, architecture photography, hobbiest, nature photographer, still life photography, media/photo journalists, casual photographers, advertisement photography (photos specific to products), entertainment photographers, transportation photographers, just to name a few.
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    The standard groupings are:
    Industrial and Architectural
    Advertising & Editorial
    Photo-journalists
    Sports
    Paparazzi
    Fashion
    Portrait & Wedding (sometimes called High Street Photographers)
    General
    Art
    Medical
    Glamour/Adult
    Amateur

    There are lots of sub-groups but they fit into one of the above. For example 'Landscape' is usually considered to be part of Art photography. The groups actually indicate a different approach or 'mind-set'.
    You could see them as seperate 'breeds'.
     
  4. Marctwo

    Marctwo TPF Noob!

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    Come on, guys - what about glamour and p0rn. ;)
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Hertz, for the categories. At last I know my "home" :).

    AMATEUR! :)

    No more. Just that.
    I feel at home. Ha! :D
     
  6. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    Sorry. I did forget them. It may suprise you to know that there are Advertising and Editorial photographers who sometimes dabble in these areas - it's a quick and easy way to pay a few bills. But there is no way I am going to explain how I know this :mrgreen:

    I also forgot Fashion.

    A quick edit then.
     
  7. stevesurf

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    some more :) ...

    Product Photography
    Forensics / Evidence / Crime Scene
    Aerial
    Law Enforcement / Traffic Enforcement
    Covert Surveillance
    Insurance
     
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    Awww, come on! Stories man! We need stories! Besides you can easily explain it as "budoir" photography. You know, that genre where bored housewives pay somebody to take risque (at the very least) shots of them under the pretenses of wanting to surprise their husband's but in reality they just always wanted to try it.:confused:
     
  9. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    How about:

    Know-it-all photographer
    Hack photographer
    Snap shooter
    Gear masturbator

    ;)
     
  10. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    You forgot the 'I've got a bigger telephoto than you' photographer.
     
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    photong Typo Queen

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    Product and advertising Photography a.k.a commercial photographer
     
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    Does radiographer count??? :confused:
     

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