Photography is a vast and wide activity. It may be taken up leisurely as a hobby or professionally as an occupation.
In whichever case it is vital to know your client and to fully satisfy the demands provided.
When you are hired to come take photographs at an event it is vital to know before hand the key persons at the given event.
This will give you an idea of who to concentrate on instead of wasting time and energy on irrelevant people.
It is also important to have a program of how that evening will go and which parts must be documented pictorially. Obviously, light moments should be captured and everyone should show up at least once in the photographs.
Other people like to experiment with their cameras at home so as to capture priceless moments for future generations to come. These people tend to have random subjects since they are documenting life which is unpredictable.
They may choose to photograph anything from their pets to their kids to their homes and even their most prized possessions. With age people begin to lose their memory and the cameras help us remember the days of our youth.
It is important to have a recent picture of all your loved ones should they go missing. A recent photo will be mandatory for the search. Sometimes they photograph their children at school during school plays or other occasions at school [child photography]. These photographs make for great conversations at family reunions and such.
Some professional photographers use their skills to make profits. These photographers need to know what the public mostly appreciates. For example tourists in Africa will prefer wildlife as much as tourists in Italy would rather prefer the infrastructure.
You need to know your target market so as to satisfy it. Tourists with their own cameras are most likely to get the exact pictures they want because only they know their preferences whether it’s the skyline, or the wildlife, the people, or even just the buildings. They will always photograph what appeals to them the most.
Some photographers may be commissioned to photograph print adverts. To execute this task accordingly they need to know what the advertisers want to put out to the public. Be it the product or the lust for the product.
With this knowledge the photographer must then use his artistic skills to highlight what is being sold in an appealing way to attract buyers. He needs to find a balance as some things cannot be printed alone such as perfume.
In most perfume adverts there is a model or numerous models posing with the bottle. The photographer needs to highlight the perfume without ignoring the model completely.
With cell phones having cameras more and more people are utilizing their photography skills. Reporters are the most beneficial to camera phones as most stories happen unexpectedly.
On your way to work you may witness an accident or even a crime and a cell phone could capture all that. In these cases the subject practically chooses itself but what you do with the picture is up to you.