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Photography 101: Chapter 07: Categorising Photos: Part 02


Hi all! Yuukon here with a new chapter of Photography 101!

If you are new to Photography 101, please check out the previous chapters first:

Photography 101: Chapter 01: Basics - Looking
Photography 101: Chapter 02: Composition-Location
Photography 101: Chapter 03: Lighting
Photography 101: Chapter 04: Light sources and WB
Photography 101: Chapter 05: RAW and Basic Editing
Photography 101: Chapter 06: Gear
Photography 101: Chapter 07: Categorising Photos: Part 01
Photography 101: Chapter 07: Categorising Photos: Part 02


Please note: This is part two of the guide. You can find part one here.

In part one of this guide, we discussed the following categories:


Macro

"Photographs of subjects that are magnified to a size equal to or larger than the actual size in reality."

JustACapharnaum, who is currently the CV of the category said: "Macro photography isn't a magnification but a true representation of a subject in its actual size. To make it simple, it is about photographing objects that are very close to the lens, sensor or film. It is a method that allows the viewer to see all their details"

  • Human
    "Photographs that capture features of a human being on a macro level, for example, a single human eye, lips, etc."

    Snow Kingdom by naked-in-the-rain  Eclipse Of My heart by I-Heart-Photo  Jack Frost by naked-in-the-rain

  • Nature
    "Photographs that capture nature on a macro level, as depicted in water droplets or insects."

    The Winter Dream by nnIKOO  Morning of September by dralik  Don't leave me alone !!! by kimerajam

  • Objects
    "Photographs that capture objects on a macro level, where objects are typically small and inanimate."

        glittery . . ... by light-from-Emirates  Let it Rain by Healzo  Coffee with milk by Stridsberg

Did you find a photograph in the Macro category that you think deserves a Daily Deviation? Send it as a suggestion to JustACapharnaum!

Other


                This category holds any and all photographs which do not fit any of the other categories.

       Hi by EliseEnchanted  Music by DrBunsenHoneydew  Balloon Pop 2000fps by KellyJane

                    Exclamation Point Before submitting to the "other" category, please make sure your photo really does                         not fit anything else. This is the place to go when there is "nowhere else to go to".

Did you find a photograph in the Other category that you think deserves a Daily Deviation? Send it as a suggestion to Mrs-Durden or overdebated!

People & Portraits

"The people and portrait galleries are home to an array of photographers, models, makeup artists, stylists and retouchers with incredible style, talent and creativity. These galleries are where all your photos featuring a person or people belong. Capturing people is exciting because there is such a variety of ways to do it and so many ways of experimenting. Within these galleries you will find photographs with incredible concepts, strong emotions, clever setups, flawless retouching, raw feelings, beautiful simplicity, great timing, extensive styling, elaborate backdrops, and the list goes on. From a simple classic portrait of a freckled girl, to an elaborate nude that will make you reflect on society's standards of beauty, to a fashion portrait that will wow you with its use of colour and stellar composition, to a cosplay portrait that will stun you with its accuracy. You will never leave the people and portrait galleries without having found at least one image that stuck with you." - Mrs-Durden 

  • Artistic Nude
    "High quality fine art photography that makes use of a nude or partially nude human subject."

    Rouge by armene 

    Mature Content

    Water fairy by alexiuss
     

    Mature Content

    Lactose by Meluxine


    Please note: Pornographic images are not suitable for this category, however, eroticism can be a part of artistic nude photography. 

  • Body Art
    "Photographs of human subjects with artistically arranged temporary or permanent cosmetic decorative elements such as tattoos, body paint and rhinestones."

    Katrina3 by Elisanth  Cyberpunk vs. Steampunk by Behindmyblueeyes  kristy by tauart 

  • Classic Portraits
    "Photographs of people in traditional pose, often formal, refined and restrained in style. A plain and simple background is a popular feature of Classic Portraiture."


    she's on fire by gacher  Hindsight by JaimeIbarra  Svenja IV by Hart-Worx

  • Cosplay
    "Cosplay, (and often Artisan Crafts > Costumery) is the construction and modelling of popular (or original) characters from books, movies, shows and other sources of fiction, or even history. The cosplay gallery is a place to show off creations and showcase them for everybody to see!
    From Wikipedia: "Cosplay (コスプレ kosupure), a contraction of the words costume play, is a hobby in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character." - pullingcandy 

    An Elven Fairy's Backyard by BlackMageAlodia  TZP: Returning to Lon Lon Ranch by Adella  Love is war - Hatsune Miku by kirawinter

  • Emotive Portraits
    "Photographs of people showing an artistic insight into either the subject's or the photographer's life and personality."

    Snowfall by MariannaInsomnia  trauma. by cristina-otero  Blind by slumberdoll 

  • Expressive
    "Expressive photographs that use the human form or face to communicate an idea, emotion or concept."

    Ablutophobia by CaitlinWorthington  Behind Your Illusion ll by littlemewhatever  Redemption by zemotion

  • Fashion Portraits
    "Fashion portraits are about capturing clothing or accessories on the human form in an atmospheric, editorial manner. To me, editorial means telling a story or capturing a feeling or character. I also include "beauty shots," which are meant to specifically show off makeup looks in this same manner. These are the kinds of photographs you would see in a magazine fashion editorial or often in a high-end fashion advertisement."- Queen-Kitty 

    Loneliness by Lyumos  into something beautiful by SabrinaCichy  Steampunk by MariannaInsomnia

  • Fetish Portraits
    "Artistic photographic portraiture centered around a theme of sexual desire and sexuality as well as alternative lifestyles."


  • Glamour Portraits
    "Portrait Photography that depicts the model in a sensuous or romantic manner. The lighting, makeup and styling is designed to show the model in the most attractive way. The intent of this style is to titillate and ranges in direction and execution from soft, boudoir-type imagery to the more scandalous."

    Behind the Mask by zemotion  Sleep walking.. by SachaKalis  oui, my love... by TrixyPixie

  • Infants and Children
    "People or portraiture photography that depicts infants and children as its primary focus."

    Baby Rock by SAMLIM  winter's fairytale by karinephoto  Playground Punk by girltripped

  • Other
    This category holds any and all People and Portraits photographs which do not fit any of the other categories.

    after it rains by Zaratops  free by suzi9mm  *** by Nightmare-v
         
    Exclamation Point Before submitting to the "other" category, please make sure your photo really does not fit anything else. This is the place to go when there is "nowhere else to go to".

  • Pin-Up
    "Portrait photography which focuses on clothing, makeup, posing and styling. Traditionally, this genre reflects the early half of the twentieth century, most notably notably the 1930s, '40s and '50s."

        Back on Track by MariannaInsomnia  Shooting Steampunk by myoppa-creation  Sexy Star Wars: Vintage Artoo by JoeyDeMarco

  • Self-Portraits
    "The only difference between self-portraiture and portraits of other people as artistic genres is that in self-portraiture, the photographer is also the subject of the photograph. This presents its own set of challenges for photographers to overcome as they create expressive, artistic images." - TanyaSimoneSimpson 
    mandarina. by cristina-otero  :: prince by hakueizm  Crossing by DallasHarder

  • Spontaneous Portraits
    "People or portraiture photography that is spontaneous, unexpected, and not posed, demonstrating an artful rendering of a well captured moment."
    1000Dorians by fogke  Faces of Harajuku 1 by LShadowstar  Untitled. by kittynn

  • Weddings
    "Photographs capturing people and portrait style shots at Weddings."

      Light up my face by MariaForHisGlory   Nika by Crims0nPhotography  fairytale wedding by islandtime


Did you find a photograph in the People & Portraits category that you think deserves a Daily Deviation?
If you found it in Cosplay, send it to pullingcandy
In Fashion Photography, send it to Queen-Kitty!
Pin-Up or Glamour Portraits, send it to DistortedSmile!
For everything else, send it to Mrs-Durden or overdebated!

Photojournalism

"Photojournalism is a form of journalism that uses photographs in order to tell a news story. These photographs should be both honest and impartial, telling the story in strictly journalistic terms."

  • Concerts & Musicians
    "Photographs documenting concerts, audience, and the life and careers of musicians and artists."

    Kiborg by BobRock99  Songwriter by vocalmatchcontest  HIM Farewell Live at Rock City Nottingham 15.12.17 by Harvy355


  • Documentary & Editorial
    "Photographs used to chronicle significant & historical events in a truthful and objective manner."

    Prague Wencelas Square No I by RaMiBru  Holi - Festival of Colors by ehabm  Yi Peng Lantern Festival 2014, Chiang Mai by josgoh

  • Military
    "Photographs of military personnel, equipment, or other related images that document the military in their activity."

    detonation by fly10  Freedom is Never Free by tanikel  The PassinG by MRBee30

  • Natural Events
    "Photographs covering natural events and/or the results of such occurrences."

    Fire Demon by PopeFucker  Fuego erupts in Guatemala by SantiBilly  7: Fire And Ice by FramedByNature

  • Other
    This category holds any and all Photojournalism photographs which do not fit any of the other categories.
    Casualty of War by gilad  homeless dog by cweeks  Hastings Pier on Fire by panduka56

    Exclamation Point Before submitting to the "other" category, please make sure your photo really does not fit anything else. This is the place to go when there is "nowhere else to go to".


  • People
    "Photographs documenting people in a newsworthy setting, where the focus is telling a story in strictly journalistic terms."

    Let's Play by JFCespedes  Polio-I by InayatShah  pacu jawi Payakumbuh by styvop

  • Performing Arts
    "Photographs documenting the forms of creative activity that are performed live, such as drama, music and dance."

      In Motion 20'58 by astrsk   Hugs And Kisses by thereisnoband  Lipizzaner Stallion by La-Vita-a-Bella

  • Places
    "Newsworthy photographs in which the location or setting is the main focus."

  • Political
    "Photographs depicting political events. Communicating some kind of political message, or depicting people trying to make a change."

    apec 4 - anarchy by bearscanbemean  CPRF meeting in Russia by RauchBleich  Streets Can Undo by DougNZ

  • Public Gatherings & Events
    "Photographs documenting public events (such as rallies, riots, marches, protests) in a newsworthy setting and in strictly journalistic terms."

    Festival Of Light by DrewHopper  Sinulog Festival by subcoolandice  Sea of Flags by MyLifeThroughTheLens


  • Sports
    "Photographs documenting sporting events, their locations, the equipment, or the athletes in the wide world of sports."

    Horse racing by ahmed-Alsheme  Border Rush by Exileden  splash by Utzel-Butzel

  • Weddings
    "Photographs documenting a wedding or the reception in strictly journalistic terms."
    . by mariusz1989  love me forever by greycamera  Phucphoto-26 by phucphoto


Did you find a photograph in the Photojournalism category that you think deserves a Daily Deviation? Send it as a suggestion to Mrs-Durden or overdebated!

Still Life

"Studio-style photography featuring inanimate objects in an arrangement and compositional in design."

  • Cut Flower & Plant Arrangements
    "Photographs of cut flowers & plants individually or as part of arrangements, which are not to be confused with live plants."

    the Forest fashion by UgurDoyduk  Happy Everyday by arefin03  Zen Flowers. by OliviaMichalski

  • Dolls and Figures
    "Photographs of inanimate models and figurines, often small in size to be used as something to play with."

    Happy Moomin by RosaRubea  comic strip I by AzureFantoccini  Silent Night by Awesomealexis1

  • Food and Drink
    "Photographs of food items, drinks, and the objects usually associated with them in an arrangement."


    A Taste Of Christmas by Catlaxy  Scent of a Man 2 by AnnaZLove  Christmas tea by Daykiney

  • Other
    This category holds any and all Still Life photographs which do not fit any of the other categories.

    I love Christmas by Nikonfinest  Vivian by LisaAnn1968  The First... by LiaCam

    Exclamation PointBefore submitting to the "other" category, please make sure your photo really does not fit anything else. This is the place to go when there is "nowhere else to go to".


Did you find a photograph in the Still Life category that you think deserves a Daily Deviation? Send it as a suggestion to Mrs-Durden or overdebated!

Street

"Street Photography is about people in context, in candid, unposed, and unstaged situations in public places, with no or minimum post-processing."

I also talked to burningmonk, the CV of Street Photography. He told me the following: "Street Photography is the art of capturing fleeting moments that stand out in an otherwise mundane world—a keen eye for details and a great sense of timing are the street photographer's tools."

                                 Exclamation Point Please note: Street has no subcategories.


Yellow Line by burningmonk  prima della polvere by Batsceba  Street Life, Screen Life by tvurk
                    
                            
 
Did you find a photograph in the Street category that you think deserves a Daily Deviation? Send it as a suggestion to burningmonk!


Transportation

"Photographs of modes of transportation for people, animals and goods. This includes air, rail, road and space."

                               
 Exclamation Point Please note: Transportation has no subcategories.

These machines live and breathe by LordLJCornellPhotos  Vespa by AljoschaThielen  Calm before a storm by vipmig

Did you find a photograph in the Transportation category that you think deserves a Daily Deviation? Send it as a suggestion to Mrs-Durden or overdebated!

Urban & Rural

"Photographs of specific urban and rural areas, life in those areas, skylines and urban exploration."

  • City Life
    "City Life consists of photographs depicting urban and suburban scenes such as traffic, street life or the city in general. Photographs in this gallery show views of the city itself, or how people in the city live."
    Hong Kong Wan Chai market by romainjl  Cache cache ... by julie-rc  Winter in Helsinki by Pajunen

  • Cityscapes & Skylines
    "Photographs of skylines and (parts of) neighbourhoods, such as skylines, city blocks and aerial photos of urban areas."

    Hallstatt by LunaFeles  Good Morning, London. by geckokid  Midtown Manhattan by Matthias-Haker
     
  • Country Life
    "Photographs of the typical life on the countryside, including market stalls, farmers, rural business and everyday scenes typical to the area."

    Nature Painting by GregoriusSuhartoyo  snow is falling. by LunaFeles  Pe-o gura de rai by sagefille20

  • Gardens, Parks & Cemeteries
    "Photographs of public and private gardens, parks, cemeteries and memorial sites."

      
    Sleeping Garden by WojciechDziadosz  Amber Autumn by Oer-Wout  Walking Home from Hogwarts by rh89

  • Industrial
    "Photographs of industrial structures and areas such as power plants, industrial parks, and refineries."

    train depot by schnotte  Industrial Area by xrust  Tannery by fibreciment

  • Other
    This category holds any and all Urban & Rural photographs which do not fit any of the other categories.
    Sunrise Ahead by Miguel-Santos  Paris Merry-Go-Round by xMEGALOPOLISx  Autumn in me by Ani02

    Exclamation PointBefore submitting to the "other" category, please make sure your photo really does not fit anything else. This is the place to go when there is "nowhere else to go to".

  • Urbex
    "Urbex, short for urban exploration, involves places that are usually out of reach; places that are no longer in operation, wasted, ruined or abandoned."

    Silencium by Matthias-Haker  Angel's Wings by AbandonedZone  materials(update) by SoFantasia

Did you find a photograph in the Urban & Rural category that you think deserves a Daily Deviation? Send it as a suggestion to Mrs-Durden or overdebated!


That's all for this chapter! I hope you've found this useful, and that it maybe even shed some light on things. Do feel free to contact me if you have any questions! You are also welcome to contact us at CRPhotography for help and if you'd like some feedback on your work, feel free to contact and join PhotographyGuide

Remember that the CV's for each category will be happy to answer any questions you may have. 
 


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:thumbsup: bravo !
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Excellent work! Thank you :)
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