What is portrait photography?

Portrait photography, more commonly known as portraiture, is an art form aimed at capturing the character of a single individual or group of individuals by employing effective poses, backgrounds, and lighting. Portraits are intended to be viewed and enjoyed for many years, as opposed to a single photograph that is created quickly and with a quick camera. A portrait photo can be very clinical or highly artistic.

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What is conceptual photography?

What is conceptual photography? It is basically a form of still photography, which illustrates an idea in a still photograph. It is different from photojournalism in that it attempts to be more objective and artistic rather than subjective and realistic. For this reason, many consider it a subset of fine art. There have already been many illustrative photographic images produced over the history of the digital medium, including the first staged photos, such as those by Hippolyte Bayard with his Self-Portrait as a drowned man.

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What is editorial photography?

What is editorial photography? It s more than a trend lately, and while the trend is one that has been around for many years, it is certainly a subject that has been gaining popularity in recent years. If you ask the average person, they would probably tell you what it is not. For that matter the average photographer would probably tell you that it’s more than just taking pictures. Editorial photography is different, its editorial and it does more than simply take pictures.

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What is documentary photography?

What is documentary photography? Documentary photography refers to an artistic style of photography used primarily to chronicle historical environments or events both relevant and significant to current history and events, while also preserving the viewer in the scene of the action. The term was first coined by the German photographer Carl Thunberg, who documented the civil war in Germany in his lens from the ground. This was followed by the United States photographer Herbert Irving Taylor, who traveled to China in search for footage for a motion picture that he was making. Both these photographers made use of non-professional film cameras, but using professional equipment such as digital cameras and lenses. They combined the two elements to create what is now called documentary photography.

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