Personality of a photographer?

I have always faced this question " What personality traits do photographers have" Beginners often keep asking this question like what makes the photographer different from other people, what kind of attitude he must carry on.   According to me, every photographer creates a different known space in the world of photography by adding his creatives, different thoughts, a different aspect etc.  "Photographers need to be artistic, meaningful communication through his photographs, original creative ideas and all he expresses his true expression. He is well able to influence others"  A few important things need to be followed by all the photographers. He need not be conventional. Must work in a professional manner and convince others with his creative photographs Must respect his photography kit and always keep maintaining the kit because sometimes your maintained kit also express your passion.  He must pursue a good character and behave nicely, professionally. He mus

Commercial Vs Editorial Photography

Most of the people are always confuse about commercial and editorial photographs. Even beginner photographers also confused sometimes. There is a huge difference between commercial and editorial photography. Let's clear the doubt about both the photography and understand the right genre wisely. Never mix both the genre together otherwise you will get confuse.   

Commercial Photography - Those photographs used for marketing, to promote products, to promote sales & services, used for advertising always called commercial photography.  These photographs always work as strong tool for the marketing. Companies spend hell lot of money for photography, videography, concept and idea etc for brand promotion. Like Tv advertisements, magazines advertisements, big banner, big posters etc. These photographs are created, preplanned before the shoot and as per the client's requirement. 

These photographs captured with the permission of models, location, legal permission etc. No photographer capture ever commercial photographs without proper permission from the clients etc In a simple way those photographs contribute sales and services of the clients is called commercial photographs. 

Examples of commercial photography

  • Film and television
  • Commercial website
  • Brochure, catalogue
  • Product packaging
  • Presentation
  • Print and digital media
  • Marketing and promotional material 
  • Digital plateform 

Editorial Photography - Those photographs based on current events, stories, current affairs etc and convey meaningful stories and also introduce you inner part of business, politics, travel, life portrait etc These photographs always used for newspaper, magazine etc Those photographer covers editorial photographs known as photojournalist, they capture war, agitations, protest, people in good or worse condition, draught, flood, fairs, cultural events etc The photographs which are not preplanned, not hired people, location, products, etc. On the other hand I would like to mention that A true reflection what camera captures, no accessories, no make-over ever added to these editorial photographs. See the below posted photographs

Examples of editorial photography
  • Newspaper
  • Magazine
  • Documentories
  • News broadcast
Conclusion - These two photography genres are totally different from each other, each one having different style, different purpose, different odeon, different way of capturing especially in the editorial photography (No re-take) whereas in commercial photography, there are so many retake to shoot. Choose your style, your photography genres etc. All the best

Keep experimenting ! Have wonderful and  Happy Photography life for you all.

Photographer and Blogger Prasenjeet Gautam ( has captured above both the photographs. INDIA


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