• Question: if you got a chance to become a photographer what would you specialise in?

    Asked by ishy05 to James_M on 15 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: James M Monk

      James M Monk answered on 15 Jun 2011:

      Something like creative landscape photography. Sometimes I take photographs in the near infra-red using a special filter, which can make things look completely different – something about the shadows. That’s an example where knowing some physics can help you with something you might think is completely unrelated.

      Only a very small number of people reliably make money from that sort of photography – mostly the money is to be made in things like wedding photography.