Photography is all about the right moment being frozen forever inside that tiny box. But there are very few moments you can actually capture at the right time, so you need to be prepared for the perfect click. And Once you decide you want to become a photographer, there is a lot to learn if you really want to do it right. You need to understand f-stops, ISOs, exposure, focus modes, white balance, light, composition, focal length and how different lenses affect your images, posing for portraits, how to communicate your voice to the world through your images. It is all about the right angle, correct lighting and great lens. For different types of photos, the lens has to be changed accordingly. On World Photography Day, let us look through the different types of photography styles to inspire you.

Street photography …

Street Photography is generally done candidly, without permission and without knowledge of our subject. It is a random incident in public places. Street Photographers wander the streets observing and hoping something will occur before them. If you like to wander around the streets, you will be amazed to see the different kinds of emotions on many faces you see. Even though it may be a daily routine for the people on the street, between the camera lens, you have a story to tell through street photography. For street photography, you don’t have to worry about lighting, since if it’s during the daytime, you have sunlight, which can cast many shadows which gives a unique touch to your photography.

New Delhi, Street Photography
EXIF: Camera: Nikon D5300, Aperture: 5.0, Exposure: 1/200, ISO: 800 (Photo: Shweta Sharma)


Wildlife photography…

Wildlife Photography is one of the challenging forms of photography. It is all about timing, a lot of patience and correct angle. Wildlife Photography has allowed me to meet a lot of wild animals. Wildlife Photography allows us to see them, memorialize them and bring awareness to conservation.

Delhi National Zoo, Wildlife Photography
EXIF: Camera: Nikon D5300, Aperture: 11.0, Exposure: 1/320, ISO: 800 (Photo: Shweta Sharma)


Portrait photography…

Portrait Photography is might be artistic. Portrait Photography of a person or a group of people that displays the expression, personality and mood of the subject by using effective lights and poses. Most Portrait is taken with the camera at the eye level of the subject. The focus of the photograph is usually the person’s face, although the entire body and the background may be also included.

New Dlehi, Portrait Photography
EXIF: Camera: Nikon D5300, Aperture: 5.0, Exposure: 1/200, ISO: 160 (Photo: Shweta Sharma)


Nature photography

Nature Photography is a form of Natural Art. Nature Photography typically captures the presence of nature. It commonly involves daylight photography of natural views of land, sky and water.  Nature photography doesn’t involve only plants and trees, it involves the natural scenery as seen through the photographer’s eye. It is a rewarding and satisfying hobby. Nature photography needs more control over the equipment and the picture taking ability has to be very different in this.

Yamuna Ghat, Nature Photography
EXIF: Camera: Nikon D5300, Aperture: 13.0, Exposure: 1/640, ISO: 100 (Photo: Shweta Sharma)


Architectural photography

Architectural Photography is a simple composition and showing the natural beauty and elegance of the building. Architectural photographers are generally skilled in the use of specialized techniques and kit. Architectural Photography is one of the most technically demanding fields in photography. It’s very important to understand the architectural form and the architect’s intention before shooting. It helps in highlighting and finding innovative angles when that background information is available.

Jaipue, Amer Fort, Architectural Photography
EXIF: Camera: Nikon D5300, Aperture: 9.5, Exposure: 1/350, ISO: 200 (Photo: Shweta Sharma)