Photojournalism vs Traditional Photography

…Which is right for you?

There is a much confusion surrounding the different styles of wedding photography that professionals are shooting today. Most people want the style and glamour that they see in magazines. They often don’t know exactly what that style is called and how a skilled photographer can make them look as good as the images in the latest trend-setting celebrity magazine. Others are looking for a more traditional style of photography.

These are the two most common types of photography; traditional and photojournalistic. While similar equipment is used in both, there are significant differences in technique and approach.

Traditional photographers concentrate most of their efforts on posed portraits, and rarely capture candid moments. The quality of traditional photography is usually judged by sharpness, lighting, correct skin tones, and the use of the background. Most traditional photos are instantly recognizable, as many poses are standard.

here is a much confusion surrounding the different styles of wedding photography that professionals are shooting today. Most people want the style and glamour that they see in magazines. They often don’t know exactly what that style is called and how a skilled photographer can make them look as good as the images in the latest trend-setting celebrity magazine. Others are looking for a more traditional style of photography.

These are the two most common types of photography; traditional and photojournalistic. While similar equipment is used in both, there are significant differences in technique and approach.

Traditional photographers concentrate most of their efforts on posed portraits, and rarely capture candid moments. The quality of traditional photography is usually judged by sharpness, lighting, correct skin tones, and the use of the background. Most traditional photos are instantly recognizable, as many poses are standard.