I major these categories:
Adventure sports, daring feats, etc.
From a plane, helicopter, balloon or other airborne device.
Any type of photography practiced by non-professionals.
Pets and their relationships with humans. Note that the human content is often as important as the animal.
Architecture, Real Estate
The art of making property appear attractive. Often involves panoramic photography.
Photography in which creative composition is the goal.
Space photography, through a telescope.
A controversial type of photography which some claim can photograph a person's aura. Often confused with Kirlian photography.
Black & White
Not simply photography without colour, black and white photography explores shapes, tones and textures. Shadows and highlights become much more important.
Convenience photography using a mobile phone's built-in camera. While not the best quality, camera phones have opened a new world of spontaneous, on-the-spot photo opportunities.
Product shots, advertising, etc.
Photography through a telescope or binoculars.
Journalism, Events, Historical, Political, etc.
Concerts, parties, festivals, weddings, etc.
Police and legal photography.
Photography in which the recording medium is sensitive to infrared light rather than the normal visible light spectrum.
A type of contact print photography in which an object touching a photographic plate is connected to a high voltage source, creating an aura-like image. Often confused with aura photography.
For use on posters, billboards, etc.
The art of photographing very small and/or close-up objects.
Specialized photography for clinical purposes, i.e. to help reveal and diagnose illness.
Any technique for photographing objects too small to be visible to humans.
Photographing objects to be converted into 3D models.
Landscapes, animals, plants, sea, etc.
Any technique used to capture images at night. Often includes infrared photography.
Views of wide areas, up to complete 360° panoramas.
Ghosts, unexplained phenomena, etc.
Candid, Family, Fashion, Glamour, Passports & Visas, Portrait, Pregnancy, School, Sports, Wedding
Uses the most basic type of camera possible — a box with a tiny hole to let light in.
Views of Earth from orbit.
Any specialized photography used for scientific endeavour, e.g. electron microscopy photographs, medical photography, astrophotography, etc.
The specialized art of shooting people engaged in sports, games and adventure activities.
Involves taking two photos simultaneously to simulate 3-D vision.
Photographs taken for distribution to other people, for use in their projects. These photos tend to be quite generic, e.g. people working, landscapes, places, etc.
Photographs with a very long exposure, used to illustrate something happening over time. A popular example is a street at night with car lights blurred into long lines.
Photography to showcase locations, illustrate travel literature, etc.
Photography in which the recording medium is sensitive to ultraviolet light rather than the normal visible light spectrum.
Emphasizing urban environments.
Any type of photography taken under water with a water-tight camera housing.