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Frequently asked questions about Photography

What are some common careers in photography?

Some common careers in photography you can opt for:

  • Portrait photographer
  • Wedding photographer
  • Scientific photographer
  • Commercial photographer
  • Travel photographer
  • Event photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Fashion photographer
  • Stock photographer
  • Sports photographer
  • Wildlife photographer
  • Architectural photographer
  • Advertising photographer
  • Food photographer
  • Freelance photographer

And many more.

What is the Rule of Thirds and why is it important?

The Rule of Thirds is the process of drawing two horizontal and two vertical lines on an image to divide the image into thirds. This imaginary grid creates nine boxes with four intersection points. If you place the important components of your image at or near these lines and intersections, the image becomes much more pleasing to the eye. When the subject is placed off-center, it creates movement in the image between the subject and the background.

Is photography an expensive hobby?

Photography can be an expensive hobby. However, it depends on your skill level. If you’re just starting out, you can purchase a cheaper camera and lens kit. Once you start to improve and want to refine your skills, you may upgrade your equipment to more expensive ones.

What are the 7 elements of photography?

The 7 elements of photography are:

  • Line
  • Shape and form
  • Pattern
  • Texture
  • Tone
  • Color
  • Space

What qualifications do you need for photography?

Even though you don't necessarily need to have any special qualifications for photography, having formal qualifications can help you achieve success in this highly demanding field. Some of them are:

  • Photography certificates
  • Associate degrees
  • Bachelor’s degrees
  • Master’s degrees