Photography sponsorships are enjoyed by photographers both professional and up and coming in accordance with ability and creativity. A photographer who can demonstrate a mastery of the art of photography and consistently turn out well constructed work on film that is both artistic and appealing to the public eye may be eligible for sponsorship from film, camera or photographic friendly sponsors.
Photographic sponsors may provide cameras to some photographers who they feel fit the image of the type desired for that particular camera. Different sponsorships for cameras include the camera, equipment for the camera and funding to go on photo shoots. Film companies also provide sponsorships for photographers, and the different types of photographic film require different skills and knowledge and sponsors want a spokesperson that fits the brand image as well as having excellent photographic chops. Photographic sponsors also include newer digital cameras that require not film but still require a great photographic eye and a desire to create great images. These photography sponsors also include equipment used with cameras for shooting film, taking digital images or for producing great prints. Computer software, printers, flashes, lighting and other camera and photography related equipment may all be sponsored by the photography sponsor.
Photographic sponsorships create opportunity for the corporations that do the sponsoring. Photography is a popular hobby and magazine and book sales on the subject as well as class enrollments are rapidly growing as the field becomes more expansive and technology increases the opportunity for photographers to create great images easily. Corporate photography sponsors also sponsor events in which photography is an essential part. Some examples are sporting events. These events are a great place to sponsor photographers, as this area includes outdoor and landscape photography for advertisements of popular vacation spots. The advertising for these ads using the photographer and the camera is a great endorsement for the company, product and photographer.
Photography workshops are sponsored for the benefit of the photographer. These workshops focus on acquiring skills to become a photographer in the greatest sense and achieve photographic excellence. Some of these corporate sponsored photography workshops and classes have film and equipment sponsored to them through corporations promoting the product while helping to educate those wanting to learn.
Corporate photography sponsorships also sponsor exhibits and competitions for professionals and amateurs in different competitions such as sporting, landscape, portrait and abstract, as well as color and black and white images. Prizes for these photography sponsored competitions include cameras, money, camera equipment and notoriety from having the photo and name published in a photography journal. These exhibits and sponsorships have international value as photography corporations have international recognition.