13Applications of View Camera Photography

Photographs, like other communication media, are used for many different purposes. Although it is not possible to make a comprehensive list of all of the applications of photography, many are so universal that they have become classified and are generally recognized as areas of specialization within the broad field of professional still photography. Categories have evolved mostly on the basis of three criteria: the use to which the photograph is to be put (advertising, for example), the nature of the subject photographed (landscape), and the photographic technique or medium (photomicrography). Boundaries overlap considerably between categories. Portraits, for example, are used not only for personal purposes ...

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