Photographer

A photographer (from Greek φωτός (photos), meaning "light", and γράφω (graphos), meaning "written") is a person who takes photographs. A professional photographer uses photography to earn money; amateur photographers take photographs for pleasure and to record an event, emotion, place, or person.

A professional photographer may be an employee, for example of a newspaper, or may contract to cover a particular event such as a wedding or graduation, or to illustrate an advertisement. Others, including paparazzi and fine art photographers, are freelancers, first making a picture and then offering it for sale or display. Some workers, such as policemen, estate agents, journalists and scientists, make photographs as part of other work. Photographers who produce moving rather than still pictures are often called cinematographers, videographers or camera operators, depending on the commercial context.

Photographers are also categorized based on the subjects they photograph. Some photographers explore subjects typical of paintings such as landscape, still life, and portraiture. Other photographers specialize in subjects unique to photography, including street photography, documentary photography, fashion photography, wedding photography, war photography, photojournalism, and commercial photography.

Read more about Photographer:  Selling Photographs, Photo Sharing

Other articles related to "photographer, photographers":

Lindsay Robertson (photographer)
... Lindsay Robertson is a Scottish photographer, who is best known as the only British artist to have exhibited alongside Ansel Adams ... John Muir, he has worked for 35 years as a professional photographer, producing mainly monochrome images of large deserted US and UK landscapes which draw ...
List Of Illinois Institute Of Technology Alumni - Humanitites - Arts and Entertainment
... Notability References Michael Abramson 1977 Documentary Photographer Dorothea Brande Writer and associate editor of The American Review Linda Connor large-format photographer ...
Lauren Dukoff
... Lauren Dukoff (born 1984) is an American photographer noted for her portraiture and documentary work of celebrities and musicians ... father was a commercial director and still photographer ... Dukoff was also mentored by music photographer Autumn de Wilde ...
Lionel Deluy
... Lionel Deluy is a French fashion photographer, celebrity photographer and music photographer ...
Sarah Ladd
20th-century American pictorial and landscape photographer ... In 1902, leading New York photographer Alfred Stieglitz formed the Photo-Secession, a group of American photographers who worked to promote photographic pictorialism, and he ... extended trips on the Columbia River on her friend and fellow photographer Lilly White’s custom-built houseboat, the Raysark, which contained a darkroom ...

Famous quotes containing the word photographer:

    The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)

    The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking.
    Brooks Atkinson (1894–1984)

    The photographer both loots and preserves, denounces and consecrates.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)