Photography Trends

Posted: 3 months ago

There are more photos today than ever before! Research into
technology and storage has shown that there has been more data usage in
the past few years than in the entire history of mankind. The frequency
at which everyday individuals take photographs is considered the primary
cause. Some of the most common trends in photography include:


  1. Phoneography


    Cameras, smartphones, and tablets have begun to rival
    professional cameras in terms of quality and software. Any individual
    with a smartphone or a tablet can easily capture an image, edit it, and
    post online on various social media websites.

  2. Macro Photography


    Fascination with science and improved camera technology now
    allows people to take extreme close-up shots of insects, plans, and
    other never-before-seen images.

  3. HDR Photography


    High Dynamic Range photography allows cameras and images to
    display greater luminosity that is closer to what the human eye can see.
    This has become quite popular among photographers.

  4. Retro-Style Photography


    From black and white to sepia, the clarity of modern photography
    has pushed people back towards classic photos, and the depth behind
    them.

  5. 360 Panorama


    Now that software can correct for the unsteady hand, panoramas
    that capture a 360-degree view of a location are becoming popular Day by
    day.

  6. Point and Shoot Size DSLRs


    Professional cameras are becoming smaller and nimbler, which is
    attracting not only photographers but also traditional consumers.

  7. Drones


    Drones are also a popular new photography style, used not only
    for casual shots, but also at weddings to capture the beauty of the
    venue. It is especially popular in the real estate industry. Real estate
    brokers, agents, or property owners use drones to capture aerial images
    to give a bird's eye view of a property to its customers.

  8. Selfie


    The subject of these photos is changing as well. The "Selfie"
    has become one of the most well-known trends in photography, but the
    Selfie Stick allows people to also take group shots of themselves,
    making it possible to capture an entire group without a photographer out
    of the picture.

Similarly, how individuals share their work has changed. Social
media, most notably Facebook and Instagram, make sharing photos and
video as easy as a click of the button, which means that both
professional and casual photographers can disseminate their work in
seconds, rather than in months.
Finally, several new brands in both software and cameras have
started to make their way in the market, competing with some of the most
well-known names, including Nikon, Panasonic, Sony, and Canon.