Photography Trends for 2018

If you want to remain on top of your game, you need to be up to date with current trends. And with the year 2017 almost coming to a close, it makes sense if you would start gearing up for the coming year starting today.

1: Colored Photographs vs. Black and White Photographs

2018 is going to be a fabulous year for both camps! If you like the bright, vivid imagery in your photographs you can stick with that. On the other hand, if you prefer the classic timelessness of black and white photography, 2018 has all the more room for you too.

There is enough demand for both types of photographs and you can easily pick one whichever suits your interests and style better. However, if you love color photography, you might want to put some retro or even vintage vibes to your colored photographs to make them even more in lieu of the photography trends for the upcoming year. 

2: More filters and edits

2018 is all going to be about capturing photographs, and with all the software available today to edit, we can put our flavor in our photos.  Aspiring photographers who wish to make 2018 the year for their photography, must rely more on their talent and less on editing apps…something which might be a little difficult to do since there are so many of them on the market now! However, knowing how to clean up your images is a must. We recommend Lightroom and Luminar to get the job done. Both programs are very inexpensive. Use code “FINEART” at check out if you are buying luminar. This will get you a nice discount ;) 

Still, with a little practice, we are sure you can get super amazing photographs.  When there is any editing that needs to be done, try to keep it as little as possible putting your own style into it.  We also have the best Lightroom Presets on the market to help you beautify your photos.

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3: Darker Tones

The color tones in your photography play a huge role in its overall feel. 2018 we will continue seeing photography supporting darker tones to give photographs the edgy feel.  This explains why this trend will be following us all the way from 2016 to well into 2018.

4: Diversity in Subjects

One of the most blazing photography trends for 2018 is to have diverse subjects in your photographs. More and more people are now looking for various things that they can relate to and this need to relate is not an exception for photography, either!

The more inclusive your photographs feel, the better!

5: Natural Design

Tech-driven styles in photographs will be taking the backseat for 2018, with natural design taking the wheel. This does connect a little to what we spoke about earlier; raw images will be more preferred in 2018 so the following year will be seeing less of sharp-edged compositions.

6: Photograph Movement

Another dominating trend for 2018 will be showing a lot of movement in your composition. There is just no room for boring old poses! Get creative with how you wish to introduce this movement into your photographs and start clicking.

Photography Trends for 2018

7: Improved Sensors

Do you want high ISOs for practicing and improving your nighttime photography? Looks like 2018 will be answering that prayer of yours! And an even sweeter deal is how these sharp sensors will be incorporated into your mobile devices.

You will no longer have to pay lots and lots of money for fancy photography equipment; all you have to do is to just invest in a good phone with an amazing camera. Talk about killing several birds with just one stone!

8: Mirrorless cameras

It is no secret the mirrorless camera market is booming. It looks like just about every photographer in the world is going in that direction, and for good reason. Mirrorless cameras are getting smaller and more powerful by the day. This will carry on for 2018 and for years to come.

And there you have it, the top 8 photography trends for 2018 just for you. Do you have any you can add to the list? We would love to hear your thoughts on the upcoming trends for 2018!

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Edin Chavez
Travel junkie, animal lover, troublemaker, daydreamer and a bit obsessed with my camera. Addicted to documentaries, coffee, hot sauce, and blue cheese.