Photography As a Niche Hobby
Photography is an art, the skill, technique, and profession of taking photographic pictures, either by hand using an optical lens, camera, or electronic camera, by film, or by using an electrical camera that records the images to the media such as a computer hard drive, DVD, or even to an online website. Photography is now more popular than ever before. Many people have developed an interest in photography, whether as a hobby or as a career. There are many opportunities available for those who wish to pursue a career in photography.
As the demand for photography is increasing, there are increasing opportunities for professional portrait photographers to work. Most individuals have an eye for detail and a creative eye that can capture photographs of individuals in a matter of seconds. Portrait photography offers a unique opportunity for the professional photographer, as well as the novice.
Photography is not an easy profession, however it is an art. A good photographer can create works of art from virtually any subject matter. Portrait photography presents the photographer with a challenge. It is important that a photographer knows how to manipulate and control shutter speed, exposure, lighting, and other artistic variables. It is also important that the photographer knows how to compose his or her subject matter and has mastered basic technical skills required for taking a good photograph.