Most Popular Photography Niches


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Lance Long

Pro Photographer who loves photo-walking and capturing Time-Lapse Photos.

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Photography trends tend to evolve over time and can be influenced by a variety of factors, such as technological advancements, cultural shifts, and the work of influential photographers. Personally, I have fallen in love with Event and Portrait Photography.  Although I do find my self dabbling in Landscape and Street Photography, my main niche is still Events. In this short article, I will highlight a few more popular photography niches that have captivated photography enthusiasts over the last few years.


Pro Photographer Lance Long of LongShots Media LLC at an Event


Event Photo captured by Lance Long of LongShots Media LLC

Mobile Photography is been a Popular Niche for Tourists


With the increasing popularity of smartphones, more and more people are using their devices to take photos. This has led to the rise of mobile photography, which refers to the use of smartphones or other mobile devices to take and edit photos. There are many well-known social media photographers who mainly use smartphones to take photos.  Personally, when I am out scouting a location or visiting a place and do not have my pro camera with me, I definitely take out my phone and snap away.  There are still very few instances where I’d use a smartphone during a professional shoot however.


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Family Portrait captured by Lance Long of LongShots Media LLC

While always a Popular Niche, Portrait photography has Experienced Changes


Portrait photography, which involves taking photos of people, has always been popular. However, in recent years, there has been a trend towards more candid and natural-looking portraits, as opposed to posed and formal shots. Some of my clients favorite photos have been the candid ones I take in between posed shots.  With the TakePicsHere Location Finder, I have been able to suggest awesome locations to take portraits, making my photos much more dynamic, and my services booked more often.


Fine Art Photography breaks into Popularity with E-Commerce Rise


Fine art photography refers to photographs that are created for artistic purposes, rather than for commercial or documentary purposes. This niche has gained popularity in recent years, with many photographers using their work to explore themes and ideas, and to create visually striking images. Often creating e-commerce stores to sell their work, photographers recently have been able to make a substantial amount of money under this popular photography niche.


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Street Photo capture by Lance Long of LongShots Media LLC

Street Photography continues to remain Popular among Photography Enthusiasts


Street photography involves taking candid photos of people and scenes in public places. This popular photography niche has gained popularity in recent years, with many photographers using their work to document and capture the essence of everyday life.  With an low barrier of entry, new photographer often photo-walk their locales as street photographers to learn their craft.  Taking street photos is not only an exciting way to learn photography, but it can also be lucrative to sell photos to New Publishers as Stock Content.


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Landscape Photo captured by Lance Long of LongShots Media LLC

Landscape photography is a Classic Popular Niche with a Rich History


Landscape photography, which involves taking photos of natural or man-made environments, is another popular photography niche. With the rise of social media and the increasing importance of visual content, many photographers are turning to landscape photography as a way to create beautiful and visually appealing images. Landscape Photography has gotten even more popular with the introduction drone photography Simply being able to gain new perspectives in a relaxing environment is why Landscape Photography is a popular choice amongst photographers.


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It’s important to note that these are just a few examples of popular photography niches, and there are many other styles and techniques that photographers may choose to use. Ultimately, the most important thing is to find a style that speaks to you and allows you to express yourself creatively. 



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