Marisol Alana, Editor-in-Chief

What is Photography?

Photography is like an art where you can apply and practice creating durable images by recording light. The first-ever photograph was taken in 1826 by Joseph Nicephore Niepce. The english word originates from the Greek words “photo” meaning light and “graphos” meaning drawing.  A photograph can disseminate information about humanity and nature, record the visible world, and extend human knowledge and understanding. Nowadays, you can use your cell phone or a digital camera to take a photo. Photography isn’t only a career, for some, it is only a hobby, as a way to just have fun. People around the world use it to express how they feel from time to time.  It can add value to our lives, by recording special events, people, or places, as well as helping us learn and grow as people. It allows you to share your life and experiences in more meaningful ways.

Portrait Photography 

Portrait photography is one of the most common photography styles, portrait photography, or portraiture, where it can aim to capture the personality and mood of an individual or group. Images may be candid or posed full body or close-ups. Either way, the subject’s face, and eyes are typically in focus. Lighting and backdrop help to convey tone and emotion. Some popular types of photography portraits are senior portraits, family portraits, engagement photos, and professional headshots.


Photojournalism is a way of telling a story of a newsworthy (perhaps even historic) event or scene through photographs. Photojournalism should be as objective and truthful as possible and capturing candid moments as they happen is more important than getting picture-perfect shots. Generally, photojournalists attend planned events with the hope of capturing unplanned, unscripted moments. Their work is routinely published in magazines and newspapers.

Fashion Photography

Fashion photography is for showcases and glamorizes fashion clothing, shoes, and accessories to make them more desirable to consumers. It is more common to be published in magazines and online. Normally pictures are taken of full body shots and work in an array of locations, from fashion shows to studios with full lighting setups to city streets and open fields. It can utilize many of the same skills as portrait photographers and must practice good teamwork and communication

Sports Photography

Sports Photography will be by catching athletes, coaches, and even fans at the perfect moment, sports photographs can depict the passion, drama, and emotion that fuels sporting events. In this type of photography will be a shoot that has to be quick to keep up with the action around them, and it’s best practice to use a higher ISO to shoot at a faster shutter speed. Sports photographers also usually use long, heavy lenses for zooming in on the action. Interesting angles can help make your work stand out in this competitive genre.

when working with shoot stylists, creative directors, and models.

Still Life Photography

 Still, life photography is features that inanimate object, natural or man-made. Still life photography can be artistic or commercial. It is commonly used in stock photography as well as for product advertising(product images shown in catalogs, magazines, and billboards.) For still life photographers, object selection, arrangement, and lighting are key to getting a great shot.

Editorial Photography

Editorial photography is taken to illustrate a story or article, typically for a magazine or newspaper. The subject of editorial photography can vary widely and is entirely dependent on the topic of the text it accompanies. Generally, for editorial photography, you’ll want to get shots that work for a variety of layouts, including horizontal and vertical compositions. When working in editorial photography, you are likely to work closely with writers and art directors, and demonstrating good communication skills and professionalism will help you succeed.

Architectural Photography

Architectural photographs can be of value to designers, architects, leasing companies, and building investors. Take pictures of both interior and exterior design of buildings and structures are the subject of architectural photography. Lighting can be challenging in architectural photography and, for exteriors, photographers must know how to work with natural light. Gear such as a tilt-shift lens, a tripod, and a panorama head is often useful. Often, the photograph showcases the structure’s most aesthetically pleasing parts, such as a particular beam or archway.