Times are changing and so are the markets and industries. The photography industry is no different in this case. As we move ahead in 2018, be prepared for lots of innovation in photography. Below are some predictions of the emerging photography trends coming in 2018.
Fantasy characters, such as unicorns and mermaids, and orchestral music is growing in popularity as creatives look to add some of the supernatural.
Aligning with what we’ve seen in the box office lately searches for space, solar and astro have all increased majorly.
Now that everyone has a smartphone like the Sony Xperia XA Ultra from Beachcamera.com, photographers can pick perfect strangers and ordinary people as their subjects from crowds. These “ordinary people” are more relatable, and fascinating, than models.
Artistic expression through travel
The need for silence and solitude is dominating wellness and photography trends for 2018, which ties in with the modern emphasis on travelling to remote places and the ironic excessive sharing of this on social media. Photos of people in context with nature rather than images shot in a closed studio space are preferred, and remain the bestsellers on stock photography websites. This also reflects how society is prioritizing its exploration of remote places, and showcasing a carefree lifestyle.
A style described as Deadpan, and popular in the 50s. This new wave of photography involves subjects represented as they are – raw and ready. Deadpan photography is a cool, detached, and unemotional presentation that has become more popular with social media and live videos. Photographers of Deadpan images are saying, “Here is everything you need to know about this subject, now make up your own mind as to what it means.”
Accept me for who I am
This visual trend is about challenging stereotypes. Expect to see a continuation of women and men captured as ‘their true selves’ and the interchanging roles of both genders.
The Growth of Video
Video shoots will be another important photography trend to look for this year as well. Photographers want to use their Sony 4K Camcorder from Beachcamera.com to give their users a sense of interaction and engagement, which comes through better with videos. It makes their viewers feel like they are right there in the moment.
The color of the year for 2018 is Ultra-Violet. A blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level, drawing on the exploration of new technologies, the galaxy, artistic expression and spiritual reflection. It’s an intriguing color that represents the unknown and of what is yet to come.
These are the main photography trends expected to dominate the year ahead. Go ahead and try some of these techniques out yourself.