John Brown University's Photography graduates work in various fields:
- Fashion Photography – Fashion photographers are called upon to conceptualize and direct the photo shoots for fashion clients. Often these photographs are intended for publication and advertisement for specific designers and product lines.
- Editorial Photography – In this field, photographers are asked to illustrate a story or an idea within the context of a publication, particularly that of a magazine, newspaper, or online publication. Photojournalism is considered a subset of editorial photography which is intended to document an event, particularly a news event for mass-media communication.
- Event Photography – This type of photography captures a myriad of events – weddings, birthdays, baby shows, bar mitzvahs, wedding anniversaries, parties – as well as simple family or child photos for sentimental record.
- Food Photography – Food photographers must be masters of light and technique in order to create appealing images of food for advertisements, brochures, menus and the like. This kind of photography relies heavily on light manipulation and color palettes for maximization of food appeal.
- Still Life Photography – Still life photographers focus on capturing inanimate objects such as scenery and architecture.
- Crime Scene Photography – Photographers in this field are required to know how to use an infrared camera for the sake of evidence documentation.
- Other kinds of photography to specialize in: science photography, underwater photography, and nature photography.