What Type of Photographer Are You?

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By: Teresa McGlothlin

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

A picture says 1,000 words, but what does it say about the photographer? Throughout this quiz, we're going to take a look at the person taking the pictures rather than studying the pictures themselves. By the time you've filled us in on the way you take those amazing shots, you'll reveal the kind of photography you should give some serious thought to pursuing. 

Not everyone who picks up a DSLR can call themselves a street photographer. It takes a lot more than pointing and shooting to capture the vibe of the moment. The same could be said for other types of photography as well ... not many fashion photographers are known to take photos of babies! Once you set up your tripod and take aim at the questions, your answers will help us develop a solid picture of you. 

Will you live up to your own personal expectations as a photographer, or will something new click? Tell us how you handle bad lighting, the kind of moments you enjoy capturing and the props you can't live without. Then, we'll tell you what type of photographer is inside you dying to get out. Will you be exposed to a new way of looking at your camera? Let's find out? 

Do you have the kind of guts it takes to tell people how to pose?

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You're standing on a beach at sunset. Where are you going to point your lens?

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Which one of these television shows has the best cinematography?

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How easy would it be for you to pick up a program like Lightroom or Photoshop?

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If you decided to have a photoshoot with the family pet, what would the scene look like?

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When you share photos online, how many do you group together?

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Are you a bigger fan of Ansel Adams' landscapes or Annie Leibovitz's babies?

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Do you ever turn the camera on yourself and take self-portraits?

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Contractions and all — would you humor your best friend and step in as her birth photographer?

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Out of these celebrities who love practicing photography, which one surprises you the most?

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How would you begin to correct the light on a cloudy day?

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What do you tend to notice first about the fashion photos in magazines?

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Would you rather go out taking photos with a Nikon or a Canon?

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When you're traveling, what kind of photos do you usually take?

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Have you yet added a tripod to your photography gear?

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How would you feel about taking photos of a first birthday party?

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Which one of your eyes do you close when you wink?

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What do you think could be done to make school photos look more interesting?

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Are you a fan of photographers like Man Ray and Francesca Woodman?

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What kind of prop would you bring to a real estate photo shoot?

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If you wanted to add an artsy flair to a photo, how would you modify the colors?

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Do you belong to any local or online photography clubs?

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What's the most frustrating part of trying to take photos of the moon?

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In your opinion, which of these emotions is the hardest to capture on film?

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Have you spent any time in a darkroom?

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What would be the best part of being a sports photographer?

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Could you see yourself becoming a member of the paparazzi?

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Do you frame a lot of the photos you take?

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Before going out to take photos, do you figure out the golden hour?

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Can you survive without using autofocus?

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