In this era of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp, clicking, uploading and sharing pictures has become a regular trend. As it is commonly said that, ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’, photography can’t be explained in words and there is no need for explanation as every picture speaks for itself. Either taken as a hobby or a profession, photography is one creative field that is never out of fashion. Nowadays, everyone likes to click pictures and consider himself/herself a photographer, thanks to mobile cameras. Though there are various types of photography, the common and most popular ones are:
Taking pictures of animals in their natural habitat is called as wildlife photography. Generally, it is done by professionals who capture images of wild animals as part of their job to be printed in science journals/magazines or shown in wildlife photo exhibitions. It is also practiced as a hobby by wildlife lovers.
Clicking beautiful shots of natural scenery like mountains, lakes and rivers is known as landscape photography. Anybody can take a picture of a landscape while visiting and exploring naturally beautiful places of the world. All you need is, a good camera and a perfect timing.
It is one of the oldest kinds of photography and is also called as portraiture. Photograph is taken of a single person or a group of people and the main focus is on the expression, mood and personality of the person. Usually, a person’s face is given more focus as compared to his/her body or the background of the photo. To get that amazing portrait image, one has to wait patiently for the perfect pose.
A travel photo is defined by the Photographic Society of America as, ‘’an image that expresses the feeling of a time and place, portrays a land, its people or a culture in its natural state, and has no geographical limitations.’’ It can be practiced by professionals as well as amateurs. All you have to do is, pack your bags, carry a camera and click pictures while moving on your journey.
Capturing glamorous models’ stylish pose while promoting fashion articles such as apparels, shoes, jewellery and other accessories is termed as fashion photography. It is generally done by professional fashion photographer for advertisement purpose and fashion magazines.
Capturing a decisive moment in an event of sports is quite a difficult task but this is what a sports photographer has to do. Photos of the smiling faces of a winning team, an exhausted player’s frustration and a disappointed coach/captain say a lot without saying anything. This kind of photography requires a lot of patience from the photographer as one has to continuously present at the field while the game is going on.
All said and done, there’s something really special about photography and that is why we have a contest going on for everyone who likes clicking and capturing moments. The Goibibo Photography Contest is up and we are excited to see your entries. Details at http://on.fb.me/1kKQfMP
Happy clicking! By Anita Bhandari