As with any industry, photography is subject to fashions and trends as well. Here are some recent trends that have had an impact of how professionals take photos:
- Going Green
Plants have increasingly been making an appearance on the photography scene. The use of large palm fronds has been a recurring theme in many interior design shoots. Even small, well-arranged succulents have been getting in on the act. Plants will soften an interior and it would appear that people posing for photos like to half hide behind them too.
Green is the easiest colour in the spectrum for the human eye to see and has always been associated with feelings of calm and soothing. Maybe we are also becoming more environmentally conscious as getting out and taking landscape shots is also becoming increasingly popular.
Instagram is inundated with photographers uploading their work so how to make your work stand out from the crowd? This is where the use of collages and diptychs come into their own as a way of standing out from a sea of square images. This method is employed in magazines as well and looks fresh and funky. Perhaps this is a trend that might take off in displaying wedding photos in a unique and unusual way. To discuss the latest trends in wedding photography for your big day contact a Bournemouth Wedding Photographer like nickrutterphotography.co.uk
- Minimalist Fashion Shots
Recent trends have taken us away from decadent, glamour and focused more on understated urban fashion in realistic, often stark surroundings with no touch-ups or softening. Makeup and hair looks are becoming more minimalist as people seek a more authentic look rather than the traditional digital enhancing that has taken place in recent years. This trend should continue to be popular as there is a call for more realism and diversity in fashion photography as a whole.
- Technique is Everything
The thought process behind taking a photo will become more important than the image itself. It’s the clever technique that makes the photo timeless. As we are bombarded by images more than ever, online and on social media, new emerging photographers will need a personal technique with which to stand out and create stunning timeless images.
- Visual Storytelling
In the past, it was enough to place our photographs in an album but increasingly we are seeing visual books and photo journals being used to showcase photos in a form of storytelling. Finding new and exciting ways to present photography will remain a continuing trend in the field and will no doubt be employed by young emerging talent.
The progress of technology never ceases and with new equipment comes more creativity and experimentation. Increasingly, equipment is becoming more advanced and easy to use, giving rise to a wide choice of lighting options and sensors etc. This gives photographers a much broader scope for trying different equipment, experimenting with different methods and constantly aiming for the ultimate in high-quality photography.