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...and aren't we all "freelance photographers" to? I think the overlapping has me confused...if you're a lifestyle photographer then you're also a model photographer. If you're an outdoor photographer, then why isn't there an option for studio photographer?
Hopefully we'll be able to revise this once the new feature goes live...I'm not sure how detailed it needs to be. I sell myself as being commercial, lifestyle, and editorial but there is so much overlapping, it may be easier for me to annotate what I DON'T photograph. There is also different definitions of editorial - there are editorial photographers that specialize in news and there are editorial photographers that specialize in advertising.
What is digital photographer? Is it a "genre"? I mean...a "fashion photographer" is someone who takes fashion shots, so a digital photographer is someone who takes photos of just the digital equipment? It didn't sound logic to me. If it means "photographers who use digital equipment, instead of analog cameras" then it is in the wrong list.
Quoted Message: What is the working definition of Forensic Photographer????
I know of one forensic photographer that goes by the name "Arresting Images". I'm not sure if he contributes to DT. I know he contributes to other traditional agencies. Essentially, a forensic photographer documents crime scenes.
I'd also like a better definition of Lifestyle Photographer.
Another question. If someone likes to travel to local destinations, not all over the world, and those destinations are generally historic in nature, what genre would this be? Not all images are editorial, some being RF depending on the content and location. Would a combintation of genres be appropriate, such as Travel, Editorial, and Outdoor?
Does the Travel genre have to depict a broad portfolio of travel shots? Can it cover photographers who concentrate on a few areas in greater detail?
What genre would indoor museum shots be listed under?
Quoted Message: ...and aren`t we all "freelance photographers" to?
Actually nope...I'm not a freelance photographer. I just shoot stock and some others for myself. I don't get paid for other photographic works. But you are right about it...The list is not perfectly healthy "at the moment". But it is going to get better in time.
Digital Photographer (this is about equipment, not a style) Freelance Photographer (this is about the photographer too, not about the photograph itself) Outdoor Photographer ("Extreme sports" maybe) Amateur photographer (about the photographer again...) Engagement and Wedding Photographers (I think engagement should be deleted, wedding is enough) Cat, Dog and pet photographers (They are the same)
Quoted Message: I know of one forensic photographer that goes by the name "Arresting Images". I`m not sure if he contributes to DT. I know he contributes to other traditional agencies. Essentially, a forensic photographer documents crime scenes.
If someone were contributing such photos, wouldn't this be editorial? Can such images be submitted here??? Doesn't someone like this usually take pics for a law enforcement agency?