Every year time and money is put into researching what new trends will be – after all there’s big money to be made in knowing what your audience is going to be looking for.
In this article my focus will be on photography trends for 2017 from research and my own personal opinions. I will write them in point form from the new come backs to the ones already here.
1. Black and White
In a world saturated with imagery, black and white photos are making a huge comeback with a huge boom. Imagery made with solid techniques and a high artist vision will become more prevalent and there will be more work done in post – production to produce beautifully toned black and white images.
2. Film isn’t dead
In this digital age, digital technology is so ubiquitous – it’s not just because of digital cameras but also the instant access of smart phones and social media to share imagery. Everyone now is a photographer.
So to those old souls out there who still use films not to worry for I feel this year is for you. We’ll see a return in film photography and the craft of shooting film. But it’s likely to be limited to fine art styles and shooting ‘one – off’ images, as opposed to being used for commercial work (heartbreaking I know) on the good news side Kodak is bringing back a classic with the ektachrome film
3. Colors is back
Vintage style faded photos have been immensely popular for some time – thanks in no small part to the readymade filters available in our phone cameras and apps such like Instagram. But this year research shows vibrant colors are set to make a comeback. Getty images have released their visual trends report. visual trends
Whatever happens over the year I am sure it will be a fascinating year in the photography industry and it’ll be interesting to see what will happen.