Commercial photography is basically any type of photography for which a photographer is paid, and it is really the only way for most photographers to make a living. Among the types of commercial photography are industrial photography, wedding photography, corporate event photography, crime scene photography, food photography, news photography, etc.
Although many photography students dream of exciting careers as famous fine art or glamor photographers, the reality is very few will ever achieve the status of an Ansel Adams or Herb Ritts. Thus, for new photographers to actually “make it” as professionals, their only choices are to specialize in one or more areas of commercial photography. If they are determined not to “sell out” they will inevitably fall victim to the “starving artist” stereot