Future Imagery Trends According to Shutterstock Research

Posted on 9/14/2016 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Shutterstock has published a infographic on The Top Trends Shaping The Future Of Imagery. Photographers looking to produce the kind of imagery customers want to buy may want to make note of these trends outlined by Keren Sachs, Director of Content Development at Shutterstock and Offset.

1 – Mobile Photography – Perfect photographs from your phone. Now anyone can take high-quality images and share them in seconds.

2 – Crowdsourced Photojournalism – The right place at the right time. Captured by eyewitnesses, these are the moments that define a news story.

3 – Drone Photography – Aerial images made easy. As they enter the mainstream drones offer a new perspective on the world.

4 – Daily Stories – Elevating the everyday. A visual diary, as popularized by Snapchat and Instagram.

5 – 360 degree Photography – Seeing the complete picture. Immersive images that can be explored from every angle.

6 – Contextual Images – Unposed and unfiltered. With natural lighting and relatable situations, these are snapshots of everyday life.

7 – Hand-crafted – The personal touch in a digital world. Quirky illustrations and vectors, with a hand-drawn aesthetic

8 – High ISO Images – High-quality in low light. Advanced image sensor technology produces sharper images, even in poor light.

9 – Hyperreality – Bringing imagination to life. Fantasy merges with reality thanks to sophisticated editing software

10 - Street Style – a celebration of individual style. Candid moments that prove fashion doesn’t have to be perfection.

For more photos, illustrations and vectors that represent these changing world imagery trends see here.

From now until the end of the year, Shutterstock will be investigating each of these image trends in individual articles. You can already learn about two of the trends mentioned in:
The Secrets of Street Style Photography and Tips On Filming People with Drones.

If you want to see more articles by Keren Sachs check out this link.

Copyright © 2016 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


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