What are some of the different genres of photography?
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Fine art photography is photography created in accordance with the vision of the artist as photographer. Fine art photography stands in contrast to representational photography, such as photojournalism, which provides a documentary visual account of specific subjects and events, literally re-presenting objective reality rather than the subjective intent of the photographer; and commercial photography, the primary focus of which is to advertise products or services.
I would say that I cover all these genres in my photography pursuits. I love to capture the photojournalism aspects at events, capturing a story throughout the numerous captures. Hopefully leaving a viewer the ability to picture the event as a near full entity as possible. The commercial side is important as it is needed to present a capture to the viewer that represents a true state, not something graphically altered to enhance the result and therefore misinform. For fine art, this is when I can use my interpretation of what I saw before pressing the shutter and what the camera was able to capture and enhance aspects to lead a viewer into the scene, creating the journey or meaning I wanted to portray.
Photography to me are all these and the resulting genre is realised with the end result and objective in mind.