there are tons of different types of photography available in this world.
if you are a photographer and don’t know which genres of photography is best for you and want to know more types of photography or we can say different types of photography jobs then this article is for you.
I saw so many people which are better at photography but they don’t follow or choose the best genres of photography
and at the end, they don’t earn well or also not able to capture beautiful images.
or some of them are “totally confused” between all of these types of photography.
the main reason behind that is they didn’t choose the proper type of photography, or many of them don’t know more than 10+ types of photography.
yes!!! its totally surprising to me and I know for you too.
but now you are totally safe here, in this article you find lots of new genres of photography which are also trending in the market right now with a very low competition.
in short low competition means more money with less hard work and more smart work.
in this article, if you find more then three genres of photography which you are not familiar with it, then please comment below and let me know which are the best curious photographer in the world right now.
now let’s see all of the best types of photography.
here is one BIG bonus for you.
after one week of hard work, I found the most trending types of photography of 2018 which must need a good experience or skills to earn good money very easily.
so if you have proper skills and equipment then you can work on that type of photography.
Most Trending types of photography – 2018
so here is the list of Most Trending types of photography with their introduction and proper examples.
1 – portrait photography
So this one is the main king of photography.
or most of the photographers first of all choose this genres of photography, you know why!!??.
because this types of photography are so easy to learn and also fits in every other photographer’s nature.
the simple Meaning/aim of portrait photography is to capture people with blurry background.
if you want to know or learn more about portrait photography or want to know some tips then I’ll give you some of the best sources to learn portrait photography quickly.
- 21 easy but never used portrait photography tips you should know
- Portrait photography from snapshot to great shot – 2018
Example of portrait photography
2 – black and white photography
that’s the another best type of photography which every client likes
in this types, as you know photographer just need to capture black and white images.
to capture beautiful black and white photographs you must need to understand or analyze the weather and your equipment.
here I found one article which helps you to improve your black and white photography if you are interested.
Example of black and white photography
3 – newborn baby photography
which parents don’t like to capture their child’s first photograph!!??, and the answer is everyone.
so that’s the main thing you just need one perfect DSLR camera and proper know of “how to use your DSLR camera”, then you are ready to go.
and yes if you are newbies and want to grow your photography business then this types of photography is best chance to grow.
Example of newborn baby photography
4 – macro photography
In this genres of photography, photographers capture some beautiful objects which are very small.
objects like insects, butterfly.
you cant able to capture this types of objects with your normal lens.
but wait here is one big surprise for you.
you can capture with your simple 18-55 mm lens.
or if you want to learn how to do macro photography with your 18-55 mm lens, then here you go..
Example of macro photography
5 – stock photography
stock photography is the more popular type of photography now a day.
in this type, you can earn well if you know some basic rules and need for stock websites.
you just need to make an account in any of the best stock photography sites and if some user downloads
your images then you’ll get a direct commission, you can earn 100$ per one image if the image is most needed.
but for this, you must need to understand some basic tricks to earn money, which you found in detail in this article…
Example of stock photography
6 – Travel photography
this is the most adventure types of photography.
if you like to explore new places and like to travel, then this type is best for you.
but the question is how I earn !!??.
so the answer is here if you travel allot and capture some beautiful images then just start your own blog related to travel photography.
and write a post like this one.
there are millions of people just do this thing and earn good amount of money.
Example of Travel Photography
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7 – fashion photography
if you have right equipment and lens then you can do this types of photography.
in this types, you capture the model with great costume and make-up or sometimes without make-up.
Example of fashion photography
8 – landscape photography
if you are travel blogger then this type of photography is really important for you.
you just need to capture the best landscapes with your manual mode or landscape mode, that’s it.
Example of landscape photography
9 – family photography
family photography is also one of the best sources to earn money with your normal equipment.
yes, newbies can learn and earn good amount of money using family photography.
if you are newbies then just find the best sponsors or studio to get a job.
Example of family photography
10 – Food photography
These genres of photography are now trending everywhere.
if you want to know the best platform where this type is trending then its Pinterest.
Follow me on Pinterest if you want to know more about photography and photography hacks & latest review.
in this type, you just capture the food as its delicious way.
you can also make your own food blog where you can share your work of photography to your audience and earn money.
types of Food photography
11 – on flash photography
if you want to make glow or some sharper result then you must need to use on flash photography.
on flash photography means capturing images with turning on your camera.
you can’t do on flash photography every single time.
there is some condition needed to use this technique.
to capture great portrait you can use this type of photography.
Examples of on Flash Photography
12 – HDR photography
HDR type of photography are used to make your images look more sharper.
you can use this types of photography if there are lots of lights available.
or also you can edit your normal images with HDR types.
to make your image sharper.
Examples of HDR photography
13 – wedding photography
if you want to capture some best couple shoot then this type is for you.
in this type photographer just capture two couple after their marriage, I know you know that!!! haha.
Example of wedding photography
14 – wildlife photography
this is one of my favorite type or genre of photography.
in this types, you must need some good equipment to capture animals.
if you are interested to capture animals then you can choose this type at your own RISK.
RISK!!?? sometimes animals like Lion or tiger get frustrated if you became very friendly with them.
Example of wildlife photography
15 – nature photography
nature is god gifted.
this types of photography contain all kind of things which are invented by nature or we can say, god.
ocean, mountains or some of the best landscapes are the best examples of nature photography.
Example of nature photography
16 – beauty photography
So its one of the best part of portrait photography.
in this type of photography object just get ready with or without make-up and photographer captures the model in best portrait frame.
also, there is little bit editing added to give the final touch to the original image.
Example of beauty photography
17 – Still Life Photography
to get into this genres of photography photographer must need a creative mindset.
in still life, photography photographer uses some small objects like books, food, spoon or even vegetables to capture something interesting.
Examples of Still Life Photography
18 – Abstract photography
to do this type of photography we don’t need even an object.
an image has been created with the use of some photographic materials.
Examples of Abstract photography
19 – drone photography
so now a day photography is just another level of a job as we know.
Drone is one of the best and we can say HI-TECH method to capture images.
using drone we can capture best images.
we can manage drone through one remote or some expensive drone can able to give you live streaming to your smartphone through their applications.
Examples of drone photography
Interesting genres of photography – 2018
Here is the list of most known but not so trending types of photography.
also, you can do this types of photography using your smartphone.
20 – time-lapse photography
to do this type of photography you must need steady hands or to capture better a good tripod.
normally in time-lapse photography first of all photographer set his camera and after that the lens capture the object in very low frames per second.
it’s around two to three frame per second so after all your images.
See this example of time-lapse photography to understand it quickly.
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21 – Rain Photography
just capture some beautiful images in rain.
Example of Rain Photography
22 – Hi-speed photography
now the meaning of Hi-speed photography is the photographer capture the object in very high frame per second in normal language too fastly.
so for this, you must need to understand the word shutter-speed.
and the main point of this type of photography is that – ‘it contains more expensive DSLR to capture images very quickly.’
Best Examples of Hi-Speed Photography
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23 – panoramic photography
So you can do this “PANO” types of photography using your iPhone cameras.
nowadays even android user can able to do this genres of photography.
Examples of panoramic photography
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24 – Architectural photography
in this type of photography a photographer capture the beauty of some great building or structures.
for this a perfect angle matters allot.
Examples of Architectural photography
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25 – Candid photography
this types of photography is like random photography.
in this type, the photographer doesn’t say their model to give some poses or without knowing the models the photographer captures some images that kind of photography is called as candid photography.
and this type of photography 99% gives you best output, don’t trust me just try it once.
Examples of Candid photography
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26 – Documentary photography
Documentary photography is a style of photography that gives a simple and perfect representation of a model, places, and objects.
Examples of Documentary photography
27 – off flash photography
So in this type of photography, we don’t use flash which is attached to your DSLR.
instead of that, we use External flash or we can say flashlight or flash gun to capture beautiful portrait and another type of photographs.
If you want to know more about off flash photography like which equipment you need or some tips related to off flash photography then I’ll give you some links related to that.
Example of off flash photography
28 – long exposure photography
This is similar to time-lapse photography.
to capture images using this type you must need to understand
Examples of Night-long exposure photography
29 – Conceptual/ fine art photography
its also called for fine artistic photography.
in this type, the artist or we can say photographer capture images by adding his own creativity.
Examples of Conceptual/ fine art photography
30 – street photography
in this type of photography, you can capture anything which came in front of your way when you are walking on the street.
but don’t forget to smile when you capture the unknown person !!, that makes a positive impression of yours.
Examples of street photography
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31 – smoke photography
this is the combination of time-lapse photography with HI-TECH photography.
you just capture the smoke with low frame per second that means smoke photography.
Examples of Smoke photography
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32 – Maternity Photography
this is one of the parts of newborn baby photography.
Example of Maternity Photography
33 – Vehicle photography
capturing the vehicle with max shutter speed or low shutter speed, or we can say time lapse.
Example of Vehicle photography
34 – Infrared Photography
Examples of Infrared Photography
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35 – sport photography
Example of sport photography
36 – Vintage photography
photographs of old car, goods or people.
mostly vintage photographs are black and white, I don’t know why, maybe to look image older,if you know why then comment below and tell me.
Examples of Vintage photography
37 – Rainbow Photography
capturing the rainbow with some creativity.
Examples of Rainbow Photography
38 – action photography
its one part of HI-TECH photography, but in this part, we capture the human models.
Examples of Action Photography
39 – space photography
capturing the whole sky or we can say space with some creative ideas.
Examples of Space Photography
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40 – smartphone photography
capturing images with your smart-phone.
which are a very good tool to capture images sharper.
Example of smartphone photography
41 – sunrise photography
Examples of sunrise photography
42 – Event photography
capturing some events like an office party, wedding etc.
Examples of Event Photography
43 -reflation photography
in this genres of photography, we capture the reflation of particular landscapes or places.
Examples of reflation photography
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Other Different Types Of Photography
44 – Photojournalism
its one type of journalism.
where we can see the news via some photographs.
Examples of Photojournalism
45 – headshot photography
its one of the best part of portrait photography.
in this type photographer just capture model’s face.(sometimes with blurry background.).
Examples of headshot photography
46 – firework photography
photographer capture some beautiful images of firework using a long exposure or we can say shutter-speed.
Examples of firework photography
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47 – lomo photography
LOMO means “Lights Out, Missionary Only”.
its one of the best style of pop photography and its done by quick cameras.
Examples of lomo photography
48 – modeling photography
capturing the models with some light.
Examples of modeling photography
49 – close-up photography
capturing the object with very sharply, like headshot photography or macro photography.
Examples of close-up photography
50 – Past And Present Photography
click the same pictures of one place with its past and present.
and by editing make one collaboration between those two pictures.
this type takes lots of time.
Examples of Past And Present Photography
51 – underwater photography
capturing images underwater.
don’t use your normal camera to do this type of photography, haha just kidding!!.
Example of underwater photography
52 – aerial photography
capturing images from top to down ways.
Example of aerial photography
53 -night photography
capturing images at night.
my personal tip
doesn’t use autofocus if your DSLR camera’s lens is normal like 18-55mm.
became it’ll give you blurry output with an object and 7 out of 10 times it takes lots of time to find the main object.
so use manual focus instead of autofocus.
if you want to know or learn more about night photography then here you go…
Examples of night photography
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54 -High Key Photography
capturing images with high light.
if you edit this types of images in black and white format then its gives your good output.
Example of High Key Photography
55 -Double exposure photography
creating one simple image with two exposure.
Example of Double exposure photography
56 -Boudoir Photography
Boudoir is a French word.
Boudoir means any woman’s private dressing room.
Example of Boudoir Photography
57 -Kirlian Photography
Kirlian photography is a collection of photographic techniques used to capture the phenomenon of electrical coronal discharges. source – Wikipedia
Example of Kirlian Photography
58 – Principal Photography
Example of Principal Photography
59 – war photography
Examples of war photography
60 – nude photography
61 – Fire photography
Examples of Fire photography
62 – Advertising Photography
63 – Flower Photography
capturing the flowers with different angels.
Examples of Flower Photography
64 – Garden photography
Example of Garden photography
65 – Sunset photography
Examples of Sunset photography
Well Known Gernes Of Photography
66 -Microscopic photography
Examples of Microscopic photography
67 – Concert Photography
68 -Tilt-Shift Photography
Examples of Tilt-Shift Photography
69 – low Key Photography
capturing images with low light.
which gives you darker or shadow types of images.
Examples of low Key Photography
70 -Storm photography
Examples of Storm photography
71 – X-ray Photography
Example of X-ray Photography
72 – Social Documentary Photography
Examples of Social Documentary Photography
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