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BISAC Subject Headings List, Photography
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Step 2: Determine the specific term which describes your book. An asterisk (*) denotes a heading that is new for the 2017 Edition.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Multiple subjects in this and other sections may be used to describe a work fully: for example, a book of Mexican travel photography could be assigned "TRAVEL / Mexico" and "PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Regional".

Subjects beginning with "PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes" are generally meant to be used for works containing photographs relating to the subjects and themes specified; however, these subjects can also be used for works on the techniques used to take photographs of these subjects and themes.  If a subject beginning with "PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes" is used in this way, it is recommended that a subject beginning with "PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques" be assigned as well.

PHO000000    PHOTOGRAPHY / General

PHO025000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Annuals

PHO026000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Astrophotography

                      PHOTOGRAPHY / Basic Techniques see headings under Techniques

PHO003000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Business Aspects

                      PHOTOGRAPHY / Camera Specific see Techniques / Equipment

PHO004000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General

PHO004010    PHOTOGRAPHY / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / Group Shows

PHO004020    PHOTOGRAPHY / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / Permanent Collections

PHO021000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Commercial

PHO005000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Criticism

PHO027000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Forensic

PHO010000    PHOTOGRAPHY / History

PHO011000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Individual Photographers / General

PHO011010    PHOTOGRAPHY / Individual Photographers / Artists' Books

PHO011020    PHOTOGRAPHY / Individual Photographers / Essays

PHO011030    PHOTOGRAPHY / Individual Photographers / Monographs

                      PHOTOGRAPHY / Nature & Wildlife see Subjects & Themes / Plants & Animals

PHO014000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Photoessays & Documentaries

PHO015000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Photojournalism

PHO017000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Reference

PHO023000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / General

PHO023010    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Aerial

PHO001000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Architectural & Industrial

PHO023070    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Celebrations & Events

PHO023080    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Celebrity

PHO023020    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Children

PHO023030    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Erotica

PHO009000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Fashion

PHO023110    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Food

PHO023100    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Historical

PHO023040    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Landscapes

PHO023090    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Lifestyles

PHO023050    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Nudes

PHO013000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Plants & Animals

PHO016000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Portraits & Selfies

PHO019000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Regional (see also TRAVEL / Pictorials)

PHO023060    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Sports

PHO023120    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Street Photography

PHO023130    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Underwater

PHO018000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / General

PHO022000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / Cinematography & Videography

PHO020000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / Color

PHO006000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / Darkroom

PHO024000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / Digital (see also COMPUTERS / Digital Media / Photography)

PHO007000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / Equipment

PHO012000    PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / Lighting

                      PHOTOGRAPHY / Travel see Subjects & Themes / Regional

                      PHOTOGRAPHY / Videography see Techniques / Cinematography & Videography

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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