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« on: March 14, 2015, 02:21 »
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Last year,we have asked image agencies for their take on the upcoming photography trends for 2014, and many of the 50 stock photo trends we published were spot on.

2015, we are going even further: 16 agencies replied to our request for their trends in photography, so we are presenting the top 80 photography trends 2015 and of course shooting ideas for photographers (some of them might surprise you).

Here are the 80 Surprising Stock Photography Trends 2015



What do you think about them? Do you think the certain stock agencies are right with their trends?


« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 02:28 »
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No surprises as far as I can tell

Semmick Photo

« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2015, 02:36 »
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Many of the 50 were spot on.

If you list every possible trend in the market, surely you will get a few right.


« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2015, 03:32 »
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Many of the 50 were spot on.

If you list every possible trend in the market, surely you will get a few right.

All we do is asking the certain stock agencies for their trends. We always try to have a diversity in the type of agency such as Photocase or Stocksy compared with Asian based like Pixta.


« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2015, 06:38 »
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so we are presenting the top 80 photography trends 2015 and of course shooting ideas for photographers (some of them might surprise you).

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Here are the 80 Surprising Stock Photography Trends 2015

so, which is it, will some of us surprise us, or are there 80 surprising ones? aaaaaanyway...

clickbait.

try again in 2016.

« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2015, 06:51 »
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Why all the nastiness?

Is the OP clickbaiting us?  Absolutely.  Is he actually offering something of value to us?  Absolutely, if you keep an open mind about it.  Sure, some of it may be obvious, but the list is a good summary about trends and styles that are in high demand right now.  Nobody was harmed by looking at it, and in fact it may even influence what you shoot and upload in the near future, whether you want to admit it or not.

The OP is a smart business person, out to boost his business just like all of us are.  I look at this forum to keep tabs on what's happening in the industry, so I'm thankful he put the list together and offered it here.  I didn't sign up for his newsletter, but maybe now I will, just to counter the hate some of the others here are sending his way.

Thanks for posting, Amos.

Semmick Photo

« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2015, 08:10 »
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Nastiness, hate?

If those comments are expressing hate, you need to look up the meaning of hate ...


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intense dislike.
"feelings of hate and revenge"
synonyms:   loathing, hatred, detestation, dislike, distaste, abhorrence, abomination, execration, resentment, aversion, hostility, ill will, ill feeling, bad feeling;

dpimborough

« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2015, 11:02 »
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The trends are not surprising it is the usual round up of "vintage, retro ORsome!" of twee looking back to vintage retro orsome times past that seems to have captivated today's marketing types. ;)

Plus seniors (old frikkin people or pensioners) in youthful scenarios again they've been banging that old baby boomer drum for years now   ::)

and dirty food shot in pseudo rustic french kitchens with prep areas that look like a bomb went off in the ingredient bin.

Rustic people are such messy eaters hahaha. ;D

Yeah same old same old keeping it real (NOT!)

Dull unimaginative herd mentality with not an original concept in the whole bunch  :-*


Uncle Pete

« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2015, 11:14 »
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I enjoyed looking at the list and the ideas. I'd agree with you Pauws99 - not surprised at all by any of them. I do appreciate Amos collecting the information and making this list.

80? EIGHTY?  It's like picking who will win the world series of baseball and including all 30 of the teams. Then saying afterwards, we had it right...

Amos, cut the list down, don't make it so big. Top 40 maybe? Top 20? You might as well have had the top 100, because it's meaningless as anything 'Surprising" when it's all inclusive.

Good reading.

No surprises as far as I can tell

« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2015, 15:55 »
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The thing that surprises me is what of my stuff sells or otherwise if it didn't I guess I'd be richer  :-\.


Gino

« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2015, 18:36 »
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I think the images are spot on. It's not just 80 different images at all. I absolutely see a certain trend and if you put all the images together it's like a fashion storyboard. I think he did a very nice job putting those images together and I think people should learn to 'look' at them. It will make a big difference once you 'get it'.

« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2015, 02:10 »
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80? EIGHTY?  It's like picking who will win the world series of baseball and including all 30 of the teams. Then saying afterwards, we had it right...

Maybe you look at it different than I do. But I don't see anyone trying to claim something would be "right" or "wrong" at the end. It's about sharing observations from different perspectives.

I see a list of 16 agencies, each predicting which images their customers are likely to use in the near future. I don't submit to all of these agencies, so I'm mostly interested in what five of those places have to say. And most likely that is the result for everyone reading it, except that we all pick different three or five places that we are most interested in.

Also I find it interesting to compare to last year's list. It seems some trends are trickling down from the "more trendy" agencies to the "mainstream agencies" with a year or two delay. So there is some kind of sorting within the list by itself. It might change my ideas about what to upload where over time.

« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2015, 02:24 »
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Nice article.  Informative.  Thanks for posting here.

« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2015, 07:00 »
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I think the info of what have more selling potential from each agency is the key of the article.


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Uncle Pete

« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2015, 11:31 »
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Yes that's what I thought, I just wasn't "Surprised" and I'm looking for trends, not everything under the Sun. Good reading, should help people with ideas for things they may have ignored or passed by.

Nice article.  Informative.  Thanks for posting here.

Revised Version: (no images)

2. Unique Perspective
4. Macro
7. Point Of View
16. Aerial View
22. Perspective & Geometry
33. Close Up Perspectives
59. A Shift Of Perspective Entry Of The Drone
65. Overhead Food Shots
67. View From Above

3. Soft Light
5. Blur
35. Soft Color Tones
68. Color Blending
80. Sensen (dusk and pastel colours)
10. Monochromatic Color
20. Vibrancy
58. From Filters To Flare

15. Smartphone Photography
17. Candid-style Snaps
47. Mobile
57. The Birth Of The Reversed Selfie
72. Mobile News Real Time News
70. Mobile Application Development

79. Travel
11. The World Is One Big City
13. Off The Beaten Track
18. Scandimania
19. Vintage Travel
25. Boundless World
62. Epic Landscape With Small People To Provide A Sense Of Scale
26. Epic Nature
32. People In Nature

29. Storytelling With Details
8. Sensory Immersion
9. Super Still Life
23. Still Life
36. Artistic Light And Shadow
37. Artistic Still Life
30. Creative Typography

28. Socially Relevant
51. Diversity In And Out Of The Home
73. Healthy Lifestyle
74. Protest And Global Tension
78. Society And Lifestyle
49. Sustainability

53. Authentic Real People
27. Authentic People
12. Age Shows No Barrier
38. Gray Hair
44. Luxury Senior Models Hobby
14. Family Matters
21. Lifestyle
6. Dynamic Woman
45. Male Beauty
46. Generation Y
54. International Families
56. The Death Of The Hipster
60. Sexy And Eye Catching Images On The Rise
61. Photography That Rejects Stereotypes
75. Fifa Womans World Cup Tournament

24. Agile-business
31. Conceptual Business Infographics
50. Infographics
52. Creative Work Places
69. Small Business

1. Double Exposure
34. Merging Mediums

77. Food
39. Informal Foods
41. Unwashed Vegetables

66. Daily Life
42. Bright Future
43. A Moment Of Joy

48. The Internet Of Things
64. The Interaction Of  Tech And Real Life
76. Technology

55. Altered States

40. The Return Of Film

71. 4k Ultra Video And Photography

63. Photos that Dont Look Like Stock
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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2015, 15:15 »
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Thanks Amos Struck:
All I do is aerial photos and aerial mapping ( vertical photos) with a few in microstock . But your examples in those type of photos gave me all kinds of ideas of what to take that would sell in stock. I guess you can teach a old dog new tricks.

Smiling Jack

« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2015, 16:35 »
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Thanks Amos Struck:
All I do is aerial photos and aerial mapping ( vertical photos) with a few in microstock . But your examples in those type of photos gave me all kinds of ideas of what to take that would sell in stock. I guess you can teach a old dog new tricks.

Smiling Jack

Glad you got some inspiration from the trends. There are several really good images, especially the one from Yuri which was shot with the drone.


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« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2015, 03:17 »
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in a nutshell ... stock photographers are getting better at copying the style and concepts of the high-end commercial photographers while using cheaper gear and keeping production costs low.




Semmick Photo

« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2015, 04:23 »
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63. Photos that Dont Look Like Stock

THis is the reply you get when you submit stuff like that

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the image is not within our standards.

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does not provide enough commercial utility

« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2015, 11:28 »
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Thanks Amos Struck:
All I do is aerial photos and aerial mapping ( vertical photos) with a few in microstock . But your examples in those type of photos gave me all kinds of ideas of what to take that would sell in stock. I guess you can teach a old dog new tricks.

Smiling Jack


Glad you got some inspiration from the trends. There are several really good images, especially the one from Yuri which was shot with the drone.


which one's that, is there a link for it? Would love to see "Yuri with a drone"! Maybe I am missing something her or was just too flat-out stupid to find it...

Thanks ;)

« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2015, 14:54 »
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It's nice to have the list so thank you, OP, for that.

But in no way is it "surprising".  That was obviously a marketing ploy for the title.  Now if you were to tell me that foot fetishes was a trend, I would be surprised  ;D

« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2015, 16:08 »
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* thats my niche blown wide open  :-\

« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2015, 16:35 »
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Tell me something I don't know

dbvirago

« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2015, 18:47 »
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Is there an image that wouldn't fall into one of those 80 categories?

« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2015, 10:53 »
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Looking at the top-selling photos and concepts from different agencies can be inspirational for those of us who don't think we know it all.

(I know this was originally posted in March but I guess there were a few new comments so glad it popped up when I looked for new "unread content") Thanks Amos.


 

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