Photography is a crucial skill for designers to have. Taking excellent, high-quality images enhances any design. Instead of using cookie-cutter stock photos, you’ll have better quality and more relevant visuals to bring your website, add or other assets to life.

The photography category is a broad one, covering everything from videography to creating unique images through editors such as Photoshop or GIMP. Getting the right light, composition and photography angle all plays into how professional and unique your images look. If you want to stand out with your designs and in the photography world, you must study your art.

Understanding Different Types of Photography

We explore all different types of photography, including commercial, landscape and product photography. For example, the image you use for a product description is different from what you plug into a hero slider at the top of the home page.

Do you want to add a touch of surrealism to your design? Read about captivating examples of surreal photography. Have you tried smoke photography? We share the insider tips you need to excel at taking smoke photos. Get more examples of tilt-shift photographs so you can try your hand at some of your own.

Apply Skills to Business Needs

As a photographer, you’ll keep learning and growing the longer you take photographs. Develop new skills and ensure you understand the tools of the trade. Some of the things you’ll learn here on Designerly include:

  • Choosing the right camera settings
  • Framing the photo
  • Learning new styles and techniques alongside understanding traditional methods
  • Selecting the right equipment
  • Using programs to edit photos and make them the best they can be
  • Tips and principles for different types of photography
  • Thriving in your career as a freelance photographer

Check back here frequently as our photography experts find new topics to cover and better advice to share. You’ll learn something every time you visit.

Learn More About Photography Every Day

Even if you’ve been a professional photographer for decades, you can build your skills and improve. Keep up with the latest photography trends and try new things regularly to impress your clients.

If you do want to use stock photos and illustrations, we dig into the best places to find free ones as well as ideas for places you can search for others. No matter where you are in your photography journey or even if you just want to know more for business reasons, we have the inside scoop you need.