2022 is just a few hours away!!!! As a photographer, you must be wondering what will be the top photography trends of the year that would rule this year. Knowing about the trends beforehand, you would be able to make use of the opportunities better, serve your clients well, and achieve more in your career. So, without wasting time, let us have a look at the top 7 photography trends that will be popular in 2022.
Top 7 Photography Trends To Be Popular In 2022
This year, natural backgrounds will be in trends in all photography genres- be it fashion, food, or product photography. Such photos have a simplistic appeal that does not distract the audience from the subject. The rustic colors and texture give the photo much depth. You can have neutral-colored backdrops like beige, hazelnut, dove, etc., or have natural elements like grasses, logs, or trees as the background.
Photos that are unusual in their settings, usage of colors and lighting, or central element, are bound to grab the attention of the audience. In 2022, offbeat photographs that incorporate highly dramatic post-processing techniques will be in trend. Such photos are more appreciated in the fields of wedding, portrait, and fashion. But you can add an unexpected element to any photo, and make it rememberable, by exercising your creativity and photography skills.
Silhouette photographs are timeless, they are always in demand in stock photography. But in 2022, it will flourish more with newer approaches to storytelling and editing, and so, you can be as experimental with it as you wish. For example, closeup silhouettes may become more popular than other types of silhouette photos this year. If you work with silhouettes, you can focus on different parts o the background, and emphasize the micro detailing. The best part of silhouette photography is, you don't need to worry about the costume, makeup, or expression of the model!
Staged Still Life Photos
It refers to a specialized image featuring different items that are arranged in a particular way. Such photos are used mainly in website headers or printed advertisement copies. Use a simple background to draw the attention of the audience to the elements only. If you take the photos from above, which is usually done, make sure the table glass top does not reflect life, and the table cover is not very colorful.
Photos That Display Social Injustice
Photographs that raise voices against unfairness in society are forever in trend and must be so. Such photographs, as well as the photographers, always stand out from the crowd. It is also a great opportunity for photographers to do something worthy for society. Before going out to take a photo that will show social injustice, be clear about what you are going to shoot, and research well. Only when you are well-informed, you can capture a photo that will touch a million hearts.
Covid Related Images
Photographs related to the Covid-19 pandemic have been in trend for the last two years, and this year will also witness the same trend. Photos of people wearing masks, gloves, and face shields in the backdrop of hospitals or clinics, and images of laboratories will be in demand.
This trend is coming back after many years. This year, there will be a high craze for photos with bold, vibrant colors. So, work on your color and contrast sensitivity. You can click such photos naturally too, adding a splash of creativity.
As you got to know about the top 7 photography trends of 2022, start brushing up your skills in those and brainstorm to incorporate them into your photography genre. May this new year bring smashing success in your life. Happy 2022!!!!!
Written By Sanga Basu, Content Writer, WPC.