A photographer is a professional that focuses on the art of taking photographs with a digital or film camera. Photographers use artificial and/or natural lighting to snap pictures of various people, places and things in a variety of settings. Some photographers focus on studio work, while other explore the natural, outside world.
Some photographers work exclusively in certain segments of the industry, such as wedding, graduation and other event-type settings, while others do mainly corporate work, and spend most of their time taking photographs that will appear on business websites and other promotional material.
There are a variety of photography niches that one can choose from and be able to uniquely showcase their artistic ability with. A photographer generally works in a freelance capacity, and is hired for specific jobs by numerous clients.
Still others, however, focus more on the artistic side of photography, and choose their own subjects and material that they wish to shoot. There are many genres of photography. The following are just a few fields that photographers can specialize in: Wedding, Real estate, Travel, Architectural, Food, Sports, Newborn, Portrait, Landscape and Aerial photography.