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Top 24 Photography Trends in 2020

If you even have the mere desire to impress your clients to any extent at the earliest possible opportunity, then do not hesitate to learn about the latest photography trends. The sole reason behind this is simply that there are not enough alternatives to this.

This method is one of the very basic yet one of the most fruitful methods out there. We all love to jump on the bandwagon, regardless of what the matter is about. Same with the clients. They are human beings and like to do the same as well.

Current trends in photography

The current trends in photography can be subdivided into several different aspects. They are stated below as follows. In contemporary time, we have observed trends mostly in fashion photography, food photography and product photography.

In addition to all of those stated above, the latest photography trend also includes

portrait and overexposed photo trends. They all might not belong to the same genre of photography but they are individually quite different compared to the rest. Some are related to eCommerce while the rest are related to festivals. Even though they are of quite different aspects, however, they fall under the same umbrella of photography.

Fashion Photography Trends

Fashion
Fashion Photo

Fashion has different sorts of definitions for different people. They vary from state to state and from place to place. You will not find the same trend in fashion everywhere. Sometimes fashion depends on the tradition of the certain location in which the person stays. At other times, it happens to be irrespective of the place, race or ethnicity.

Recent fashion photography trends include Arty Colours where the policy is to use pastel, peachy, rosy, and golden colours instead of the conventional practises. Neutral tones are a passé, but colour grading is definitely in!

The evergreen retro is another one. This year retro is being dealt very closely with futuristic elements to make it an extremely interesting trend.

Food Photography

Food Photography
Food Photography

In recent times, there has been a boost in the number of hotels and restaurants in the community. There are several of them out there now which serves dishes of different sorts and also makes a wide variety of food. They need to make many different attractive menu cards and banners to display their dishes. Hence, the intense craving for food photography trends.

Some of the notable food photography trends include Rainbow Colors which includes dishes with a variety of the seven colors of the rainbow. Another such example is food in motion. An example includes gif where they usually show one or two elements in an action loop, while the rest of the image remains still.

Other Trends in Photography

Apart from the ones stated beforehand, there are many others that are also trendy. They are listed below. There they are described in complete details and examples are also given alongside.

1. Vibrant Colors

Vibrant Colors
Vibrant Colors

Strong, vibrant colors are what makes a photo draw the attention of a viewer. This statement might go against another trend of natural colors, but it is also true, vibrant colors are what give you shrills while watching them. Photography using vibrant colors is an evergreen trend.

2. Vertical Frame

Vertical Frame
Vertical Frame

Vertical Frame is a concept that is associated with portraits and dynamic scenes. With the increasing trend of smartphone photography, vertical frame photography is becoming more and more popular. In this case, the users are the photographers themselves. 

3. Nostalgia

Nostalgia
Nostalgia

The visual images of the early 60s or 70s are amazing sources of ideas for photography. The photos of the early generations are inspiring photographers to combine modernity and subtlety in one frame, and such photos are just breathtaking.

4. Symobolisation

Symobolisation
Symobolisation

Photographs that symbolize something makes us think and dive into the world of fantasy. This is one of the interesting trends in 2020, which is photos with a meaning that could strike the viewer’s mind. These photos are collages of different photographs, drawings or graphics.

5. Minimalistic Expression

Minimalistic Expression
Minimalist Expression

A good expression is a short expression, and this has become an artistic saying nowadays. Research says photographers are moving away from overexposing photography to minimally expressing photos. This has become a philosophy, which makes the viewers think about something small very deeply. 

6. Color Management

Color Management
Color Management

Photographers nowadays are focusing a lot on managing the colors and their combinations in the photos using their editing skills. Manipulating such factors after clicking the raw picture, gives the photos are more flawless look and makes them look more appealing to the viewer.

7. Capturing Photos From Videos

Capturing Images from Videos
Capturing Images from Videos

Going down this route is earning photographers a huge amount of revenue from stock videos, but from stock photos as well. This is done by creating an image from the frames of a video. Those images can be edited to beautiful photos using different software.

8. Ecology

Ecology
Ecology

People are very much of the impact of environment and ecology on our life. Even though the ecology is really suffering in today’s world, people are concerned about it. And what better way could this be done except for spreading awareness through photos. Different elements and components are used to make ecology-based photos to make them look attractive as well as very much conveying a message.

9. Authentic Photography

Authentic Photography
Authentic Photography

There are many photographers who are very much interested in capturing raw shots and emotions. Capturing the authentic moments in a frame, which reflects the emotion and story of something, Such photographers are very much needed who understand the value of that authenticity.

10. Atypical And Unedited Beauty

Unedited Photography
Showcasing unedited beauty

This is one of the newer trends in the list, and it is expected to hit its peak in 2020. Some people are there who always want to do things outside the box, and this trend is for them to follow. In the age of filters and effects, leaving your photos untouched is a bold move. This in fact is an elaboration from the Authentic Photography trend. Crossing socially accepted parameters and producing something is the main motive of this trend.

11. Age Diversity

Age Diversity
Age Diversity

Today’s generation restricts no one to pose in front of the camera. This trend shows that someone who is not young is still as relevant as someone else is. Such a trend can carry the message that a proper lifestyle could lead to much more productivity, in the long run, both for the elderly people and others associated with them. This trend is still picking up its form but assures it to hit its peak very soon.

12. Stereotypical Themes

Stereotypical Themes
Stereotypical Themes

This trend is for photographers who are fond ofclassic themes like family stories, love stories. This sounds normal, but the specialty of this is the subjects would be reflected in a different manner, in a more classical way to be precise.

13. Headless Crops

Headless Crops
Headless Crops

This sounds quite strange, but many brands use this technique of not showing their models’ faces. This allows the companies to express that their products aren’t Suited for specific types of people. This is more of a marketing trend.

14. Neon Flair

Neon Flair
Neon Flair

If photographers want their photos to be popular and widely recognized, they must incorporate the neon theme in their photos. The luminosity and glow of a neon theme could make any subject or portrait look more catchy.

15. Self Love

Self Love
Self Love

The availability of so many social media platforms is allowing individuals to express their thoughts in whatever way they want, photos being the most popular way. People like to express themselves in a bright, joyful and dreamy way. This is why self-love expressing photographs are so popular.

16. Macro Photography

Macro Photography
Macro Photography

People click images of trees, insects, birds and share them in their social media accounts. These photos are taken in a very zoomed-in manner in a very close posture. This is called macro photography. Such photographers are in high demand as these photos help them to gain recognition and earn money at a fast rate.   

17. Relaxed Wedding

Relaxed Wedding
Relaxed Wedding

Wedding Photography isn’t anything new, but this has gone up to another level in these few years. Especially as people are choosing more relaxed venues for their wedding, such as the beach or a hillside. Plus, the subjects tend to be a lot more candid on the photos at a wedding which makes the album look even more beautiful.

18. Drone Photography

Drone Photography
Drone Photography

This is a lot more professional in terms of the equipment needed and its demand on the list. Drone photography is hugely demanded by industries because of their high marketing prospects. Really breathtaking compositions can be made using drone photography and more photographers are being attracted to it. 

19. Natural HDR Effects

Natural HDR Effects
Natural HDR Effects

This type of photography doesn’t require much-advanced skills or gear. It just needs proper editing skills and editing software to accompany that.

20. 360 Photography

360 Photography
360 Photography

360 photography is also commercially popular. Initially, it was popular only amongst product photographers, but now, real estate photographers, landscape photographers are also using this. This helps the viewer to feel like he/she is in that place.

21. Film Photography

Film Photography
Film Photography

Even though this is the era of digital cameras, photographers still haven’t forgotten the value of the film shooting. Film cameras produce such an effect that is unmatchable by any filter or editing.

22. Still Life Photography

Still Life Photography
Still Life Photography

Still Life Photography represents the originality of your work. There are no rules of this photography, but the photographer needs to be really creative and neat with his/her work.

23. Soft Background Blur

Soft Background Blur
Soft Background Blur

The subject in focus and the background, no matter whatever it is, is slightly blurred. That is what this particular trend points out to. These sort of photos not only drive enough attention to the subject, but also give a new height to the image.

24. Bold Expression

Bold Expression
Bold Expression

Gone are the days of clicking photos with a fixed set of emotions and expressions. They are now hardly followed. In the contemporary time, there are some other expressions in practice.

Conclusion

Trends are something which really varies from time to time. Nobody can disagree with this trend of being trendy if he wants to keep himself up to date. Here, I have listed a lot of the recent trends in photography and have tried to describe all of them to the point. After reading all of them, you can also keep yourself updated and trendy.

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