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Different types of Commercial photography

Sheep in a field in the Lake District
Landscape Photography

What is Commercial photography?

Commercial photography is a broad category that encompasses any field of photography that are used to market products and services. It can be used in advertising, catalogs, magazines and newspapers, etc.

Product Photography

A rice dispenser
Amazon Product Photography - Richard G-W

Product photography is used in marketing, advertising and selling products. For example, if you want to sell a pair of shoes on your website, you can take pictures of the shoes and upload them to your website. These pictures will help potential customers see what the shoes look like and decide whether or not they want to buy them.

The main purpose of product photography is to show off a product or service in a way that makes it easy for people to understand what they're getting without having to be there physically (i.e., sitting down on their computers). The goal is also often to make a particular item stand out from its competition: showing off the quality of something using an attractive photo could help convince consumers who are on the fence about purchasing something new that this particular item is worth their time and money—especially if it's cheaper than similar ones sold at other stores!

Packshot Photography

A rice dispenser
Amazon Packshot Photography - Richard G-W

Packshot photography is a type of product photography that's used to show the quality and features of a product. Packshots are most commonly used in e-commerce/amazon, but they can be helpful for selling products in print catalogues.

The key difference between packshot and product photography more generally is that packshot photography is a picture of the product only.

Food Photography

cakes and coffee
Food Photography for The Plough

Food photography is a type of photography that captures food in a way that is visually appealing to the consumer. It can be used to market a restaurant or a brand, or even just for personal use. Food photography can also be useful when trying to capture the true colors of your dish without worrying about lighting, as it will always look great no matter what time of day you decide to take pictures!

Beverage photography

Portfolio Cocktail Photography

Beverage photography is a type of photography that captures beverages in a manner that highlights the visual appeal of the beverage. Beverage photography is used to promote any type of beverage, it is most commonly associated with its sub-category 'cocktail photography'.

Wedding Photography

Wedding photography is the art of capturing the events of a wedding day, as well as emotions and personalities. A good photographer will plan accordingly to ensure they capture every important moment while being unobtrusive and respectful. The best wedding photographers are able to create a beautiful story with their images that can be enjoyed for generations to come.

The first step in planning your wedding photography is choosing an experienced photographer who has an eye for composition, lighting and timing. You should consider looking at portfolios from several different photographers so you can get ideas about what style you like best before making any decisions about hiring someone or not.

Reportage Photography

Reportage photography is a type of photography that captures a moment or event as it happens. The photographer doesn't have enough time to set up the shot, so they must be ready to take photos at any time.

News photographers capture breaking news stories as they happen and provide photos to news outlets for publication.

Why is reportage photography important? Reportage photography has become more popular in recent years because it provides audiences with an authentic experience of events happening around them and allows them to see things from different perspectives than just being told about what happened by someone else's words.*

Portrait Photography

A woman sitting at a laptop in a living room
Lifestyle Portrait Photography

Portrait photography is a type of photography that captures the likeness of a person or group of people. Portrait photography can be done in a variety of settings, such as in the studio or outdoors.

Portraits are often undertaken for family albums, headshots, or art pieces. They're also used to commemorate special occasions such as weddings and graduations.

Headshot photography

Headshot photography is a type of portrait photography that focuses on the head and neck of the subject. Headshots are often used by actors and models to create a portfolio of their work, as well as for business people to enhance their LinkedIn profiles or other social media content.

Fashion Photography

Fashion Photograph for Pixie Wing

Fashion photography is a type of photography that is created to represent clothing. It is most commonly used in eCommerce to market clothes, but can also be used for editorial purposes.

Sport photography

Sports photography
Sports Photography for Runitude

Sports photography is a type of photography that captures a sports or athlete in action. The main purpose of this type of photography is to document the sport, but there are also some photographers who specialize in capturing the emotion on an athlete's face during competition.

Many sports photographers use long-exposure techniques for their work. This allows them to get creative with their shots and create stunning images that wouldn't be possible otherwise.

Editorial Photography

Editorial photography is a type of photography that is used to tell a story. Editorial photographers are hired by magazines and newspapers to produce images for stories covering everything from politics to fashion.

This type of photography can be very important in creating an image or message that will resonate with their audience, as well as making sure they stay true to the publication's brand identity.

Architectural Photography

Architectural photography is a type of photography which is used to capture buildings, both interior and exterior. It also captures the beauty of the building by showing its architectural features and details.

The most important part in architectural photography is lighting because it plays an important role in making your images more attractive. A good light source should be placed at a distance from your subject so that it can create shadows on the walls or other surfaces which can add drama to your images.

Interior photography

Interior Photography

Interior photography is a type of photography that captures the space inside a house or office building. The photographer may be hired to take pictures of the entire space, or just some areas of it. Interior photography can also be used for marketing purposes, such as selling real estate, helping businesses attract new clients or promoting rental properties.

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