Usually used in newspapers and magazines, editorial photography incorporates aspects of fashion, sports, and event photography, typically shot in a candid nature. Generally, these types of photos are meant to illustrate a story that’s newsworthy, educational, and/or informative.

Since these images are meant to be shown in printed media, they tend to accompany text, giving additional visual context to a story line or project. Different from commercial and advertising images, editorial shots are used to accompany articles and therefore fall under a particular licensing model.