Video Reveals 30 Different Types of Photographers There Are in the World

Types of Photographers

How can you tell the difference between a wedding photographer and an event photographer? Or someone that snaps pictures of food versus a person that takes photos with a macro lens? Each type of photographer has their own idiosyncrasies, and these different characteristics are the subject of 30 Types of Photographers, a video by Finnish photo artist Antti Karppinen.

Over the span of four minutes, Karppinen introduces us to a myriad of photographer personalities. To the layperson, it might seem like there’s not much difference—every photographer is the same, right? But through Karppinen's often-humorous impressions, he shows that there are many distinctions in the poses they make, what they wear, and the accessories they use. A commercial photographer, for instance, is likely to have their camera hooked up to a computer so that each shot is transferred onto a larger monitor. But for someone who photographs kids, they’ll ditch the tether and wear a sock puppet on their hand.

Watch Karppinen embody 30 unique photographers in the video below. You'll come away appreciating the nuances of the field.

Photo artist Antti Karppinen created a humorous video that showcases 30 different types of photographers…

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Including their poses…

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…and equipment.

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Watch the full video below:

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All screenshots via Antti Karppinen.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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