As 2016 is around the corner, there’s a huge scramble to wrap up what’s old and ring in the new. In photography, the story isn’t very different! While the overarching theme and intention remains the commitment to preserving your memories for posterity, it is the manifestation that is going to have more creativity and change as part of it. With everyone taking to photography at some level or the other – what with camera phones and tablets equipped with cameras available on hand. This year, sharpen your imagery and stand by for the following trends!
Of places and landscape: Photography of people and things may always remain significant, but the new deal is to preserve places and landscape, and capture them through Polaroid for posterity. A good amount of effort is going into then-and-now photography, as war seems to be claiming lives and lands.
Candid love: Up until now, a lot of photography has centred around accidentally on purpose candidness – which means that candid was orchestrated. The effort now, though, is about capturing the candid in its raw and candid form. Capture in the raw, capture in the natural, capture to preserve!
Food remains the star this coming year! Instead of Instagram-like regular shots, food close-ups are a huge thing this year. Take them aesthetically – and with cultural relevance. A plate of Turkish Delight with a delightful souvenir from Turkey placed alongside casually will be a great tribute.
Drone photos are now a thing. As much as the buzzing drones hovering about can steal your thunder and sanity, they’re definitely of value and worth especially for the overhead shots, the vantage points that give splendid views of your subjects are all fun ways to get creative.
Unique camera filters help you have fun with your photographs! Using phone apps will let you run your photograph through the perfect kind of a filter that suits your occasion and need. For filters on full-fledged cameras, play around with the effects on the photo after you take it.
Backlit photos. Standing before a venue / location with a back light to create a silhouette photo of your subject is going to be a huge deal in 2016, especially for wedding photography.
The photo booth is back! A thing of the nineties, the photo booth makes a comeback with funky kiosks all over the place, replete with spunky photography options for occasion. They’re also coming in with social media plugins, which makes it super easy to use and share!