If you have ever picked up a camera and took a photograph of a family member or a pet than you have done portrait photography.
Two different types of portrait photography are:
Studio – Many professional photographers have a studio where they do most of their work. The studio most likely will have lighting, muslims (the backdrops in photographs) and different props. Photographers can have a lot of equipment and it is much easier to bring the subject to them than to have to take all the equipment they would need to them.
Location – Many photographers including me, prefer natural lighting to artificial so they do their photography outdoors. No matter where you live, you can find some place that have a beautiful backdrop, whether it is at the beach, a park, famous landmark or maybe just your backyard. I live near the beach so I have the perfect backdrop. The downside of course is the weather, you are at the mercy of Mother Nature.
Have you ever taken a picture of a flower in your backyard or a cardinal eating out of your bird feeder? That is nature/wildlife photography. The great thing about nature and wildlife photography is you can do it in your own backyard or at the local park. Ansel Adams www.anseladams.com is probably the most well known nature photographer. His shots of Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks are incredible. This is the photography that I love to shoot. It is beautiful and unpredictable. The great thing about wildlife photography is no two shots are the same but you do have to be patient and you have to be ready.
One of my favorite types of photography is long exposure photography. You can find some great photos on Fine Art America’s Long Exposure Art for Sale
Another great subject is landscape photography. Have you ever taken a photo of a famous landmark (i.e. Lincoln Memorial, Seattle Space Needle, St. Louis Arch). That is landscape photography. Cityscapes also fit into this category. Cityscapes are especially great photographs when taken at night.