Finding Your Photography Niche

The Niche Notebook

Find YOUR photography niche!

70+ niches actually picked by real-life photographers

Commercial photographers, fine art photographers, expert retouchers etc.

I have taken a special interest in photography niches... Niches actually picked by real-life photographers and photo studios. Whenever I stumble upon photography niche ideas, I scribble them down in my special notebook. I think of that particular Moleskine as "The Niche Notebook." This list is my digital version. Tomas :)

Photography Niches

Photography niche market examples. List of real-life niche market ideas for photographers.

For inspiration and to see what is possible, check out these photography niches! For each photography niche on the list, there is also a business case: A real-life freelance photographer or small photo studio targeting that particular niche.

Targeted nicheType of niche Business example In business since   
360 degree product photostechnology specialization2PhotoSpherixPut a new spin on your on your product photography1998
Aerial photographytechnology specialization1Jason HawkesAerial photographer19911
Alaska imageryhorizontal1Patrick J. EndresAlaska stock photography1992
Architectural photographyvertical1Glenn DaidoneArchitectur. Interiors.1999
Artistic child photographythe way you work1Rich DemanowskiChildscapes2001
Authorities promoting Asia-Pacific travel destinationsvertical/horizontal combo1David KirklandSpecialises in capturing memorable promotional photographs for national tourism authorities.1
Automotive photographyvertical2Izmo StudioReach out to your customers with our automotive imagery and interactive media20021
Babiesvertical1Anne Geddes1
Birth photographyvertical1Ashley MarstonBirth & lifestyle/documentary photographer20131
Bottlesvertical2We Shoot BottlesWe shoot bottles- nothing but bottles. Our specialiity is photographing bottles of any shape, any content, any size, at a price that makes everyone happy.20151
Boudoir portraitsvertical1Julie SocherBoudoir photography20111
Boutique photo editing for wedding photographersvertical/horizontal comboMarissa LynnBoutique editing services for wedding photographers20101
Business headshotshorizontal2Hey TuesdayThe rebellious little headshot company, putting personality back into your business, LinkedIn and PR shots. 20161
Celebritity portraitsvertical/horizontal combo1Sven DoornkaatCelebrities|portraits & light painting photography2003
Construction time-lapse photographyvertical/horizontal combo1Michael e. SternConstruction time-lapse photography and corporate portraiture1979
Corporate eventshorizontal2Ignite ImagesCorporate and event photographers in London & Newcastle20111
Cultures and environments at riskumbrella focus1Beth Wald19911
Customized corporate photography commissionded by creative agencies.vertical/horizontal combo2WorkStoryYour Business. Unscripted.20061
Dating profile photosvertical2Hey SaturdayLook good, date better20131
Daytime long exposure photographytechnology specialization1Darren MooreFine art landscapes1
Drone photographytechnology specialization2Oklahoma Drone PhotographyYour vision from a drone's view20161
Endurance sportsrelated industries1Tom RobertsonSpecializing in endurance sports (bicycling, running, triathlon) and outdoor living for editorial and commercial clients.20071
Equine portrait sessions with people (mostly high school seniors)vertical1Shelley PaulsonWelcome, horse lover20041
Fashionvertical1Jordan Green2011
Fine art floral photographyvertical1Patty HankinsFine art floral photographer20021
Foodvertical1Francesco TonelliChef and food photographer2004
Formula 1vertical1Darren HeathFormula 1 photographer19881
Funeralshorizontal1Rachel WallaceFarewell photography20001
Garden and plantsvertical1Philip Smith2008
Glamourumbrella focus1Sue Bryce19911
Golf coursesvertical1Aidan BradleyGolf course photography19801
Google street view virtual tourshorizontal1Andrew CunninghamWe provide the Google Street View you are used to – but taken inside your business premises.20101
Hawaii volcanosvertical1Bryan LowryHawaii volcano specialist20001
HDR photographytechnology specialization1Tom Lynch20081
Head shotshorizontal1Martin Richardson2010
Headshots for actors and performersvertical/horizontal combo1Mario SchwarzLondon professional photographer specialising in actor headshots for the film, theatre and entertainment industry.2005
Hi-end retouching for the advertising marketvertical/technology combo2The Orange AppleCreative imagery20051
High-end senior photography vertical1Amanda HollowayThe most sought after senior portrait experience20101
Horsesvertical1Terri CageNorth Texas equine, senior & portrait photographer20091
Hunting, fishing, and camping related industries1John Hafner1
Imagery for arts organisationsvertical1Katherine Leedale2011
Industrial photographyhorizontal1Gavin JowittCorporate and commercial photographer19961
Jewelsvertical1Edward EdwardsPhotographer of high jewellery and watches1985
Kids products and toysrelated industries1Jeremy LloydCreative and artistic commercial photographer specializing in kids products and toys.20011
Landscapes: Atmospheric images of the south west of Englandhorizontal1Mark BauerAtmospheric images of the south west of England2003
Light paintingtechnology specialization1Harold RossExtraordinary lighting19871
LinkedIn profile picturesvertical1Max SchwartzLook like a boss. Photos that get your hired.20151
Liquidstechnology specialization1Martin WaughLiquid sculptures. Specializing in artistic and commercial photography of liquids.20011
Medical and healthcarerelated industries1Tim Zoltie Specialising in healthcare photography, medical photography, lifestyle photography and commercial photography. 20001
Miningvertical1James HodginsMining photographer19951
Motor industryvertical1Dean SmithAutomotive photographer2008
Mountain sport (outdoor industry)vertical2PatitucciPhoto1999
Natural organic food photographyissue-driven2Mike WepploDigital dimensions19901
On-site photography for museums and publishersvertical/technology combo1Peter HarholdtSpecializing in large format photography for museum publishing projects19781
Owner and pet portraiturevertical1Brendan BurkeWe specialize in capturing the bond between pet & owner in your own home.1
Park City stock photographyhorizontal1Mark MaziarzPremium stock image catalog of Park City photography for commercial, editorial, corporate and home & office use.19901
Personal vacation photographervertical1Wayne StadlerIt's your vacation, you should be in the photos20101
Photo editing service for wedding photographers.vertical/technology combo2FixThePhotoWedding season is too short to spend it on photo editing!20161
Portraits for editorial publicationsvertical/horizontal combo1Louise Haywood-Schiefer2005
Real estate agentsvertical2VHT StudiosA leading provider of professional photography, videos, floor plans, virtual staging & 3D tours for real estate professionals.19991
Real estate agentsvertical1Matt SantosReal estate and architectural photography19971
Recruiting material for universitiesvertical1Matthew LesterImagery for higher education admissions marketing.19991
Rock concertsvertical2RockfotoSpecialised in concert photography2003
Rockstarsvertical1Matthias HombauerRockstar photographer20091
Rodeo stock photovertical1Reed SettleProfessional rodeo photography20011
Same-sex weddingsissue-driven2Cindy & SharonDocumenting marriage equality one ceremony at a time.20051
Same-sex weddingsissue-driven1Casandra ZettaMy mission is to provide a safe place for couples to share their love openly, and without worry.20121
Scarring photography services for solicitors and insurance firmsvertical/horizontal combo2Clinical Photography UKNationwide expert personal injury photography20121
Snowboarding/Mountain bikingrelated industries1Chris Wellhausen20051
Splashing/pouring liquids for advertisingvertical/technology2Bill CahillProduct and liquid photographer20031
Sportsvertical1Bob MartinA multi-award winning sports photographer specialising is shooting action, graphic, and editorial pictures for advertising, corporate and editorial clients.19861
Still life photographyhorizontal1Natalie Tkachuk2007
Sweet sixteen celebrationsvertical1Ray MartinezSweet sixteen party photographer20121
Tattooed bridesvertical1Mike AllebachThe original tattooed bride photographer20061
The nautical worldrelated industries1Kat HanafinThe nautical collection20101
Tinder headshotsvertical1Max SchwartzGet the most out of Tinder by taking photos of you that show your true self, or a slightly better looking version.20121
Underwater photography (editorial)horizontal2David DoubiletUndersea images2003
Underwater portraiture (surreal)signature style1Jenna Martin2012
Vineyard and wine industryrelated industries1Carolyn Corley BurgessVineyard photography20101
Wildlife photographyhorizontal1David Tipling
Wine bottlesvertical1Chris PotterBe Smart, Look Smart. CSP Creative presents bottle photography as refined as your wine.20091
Yoga & Yogis (goddess portraits, feminine energy, women in motion)umbrella focus1Ulrike Reinhold20161