There are many terminologies involved in photography, and they are used by the photographers in different styles and types according to their particular profession, experience, and preferences. Most of the terminology used in wedding photography are very useful, but some photographers are simply using it for marketing purposes, more than other purposes. However, either the photographer defines and explains about the various photography types to the client to choose the preferred one from the list or not, it is the duty of every individual to know various types of photography available and some terminologies that could help in choosing the right type and style for your wedding.
Here follow some important types of which are especially used in wedding photography as well as other:
Artistic Photography: This type of photography cannot be defined in just a line, as this depends on on by the way how one imagines taking the photographs. In this type, the photographer may make use of effects like coloration, darkened corners, vignetting, sepia and more. By using these effects, the photographs come beautiful and amazing.
Candid Photography: This is the unusual style of photography used in weddings. But the notable aspect is that the couple will not be aware of them being shot. To say, photographs are taken without them noticing it. This type is also known as 'fly on the wall' photography.
Contemporary Photography: This is another tricky type of photography used. This type is also regarded as the most popular type which is currently used by all. In contemporary type, certain aspects of all photography are taken and used for wedding photography. Contemporary and fashion style photography are the interchangeable terms often used for wedding photography.
Documentary wedding photography: This is the old style, although still used and preferred by many people for their wedding. In this type, photographers will try to convey the way how the event or things are, as much as possible objectively without any interference. But in the current day, this type of photography is not commonly used. However, it is still preferred. In another aspect, documentary photography is being replaced by 'photojournalists,' another term often used.
Fashion Style Photography: This is an inspirational type of photography, which can be seen in magazines. This type is semi-directed choosing best lighting and backdrops and partially posting the couple to make them look natural. This type is widely preferred by many couples for their wedding album.
Formal Type: In this photography, the photographs are arranged carefully for group shots where everyone will look towards the camera without making any movements. Although many people do not like this photography, still parents and grandparents would prefer a few photographs of this type.
Magazine style layouts: This type refers to making an album or book that has several images over a page or even double page spread for creating well-designed layouts. This photography will also tell little stories from various parts of the event or the day.
Reportage Photography: This type is interchangeable with photo journalistic photography, and it should be popular.
Traditional photography: This is the oldest style of photography but still preferred by some people, although it is not fashionable.