Trends in the world of photography come and go, sometimes in a flash and other times in a full revolution that can last up to a decade or more. While it’s impossible to know what the trends will be going into 2021, you can look back at trends from 2017 and 2018 to get an idea of what may be coming this year. In terms of weddings, here are five photography trends that are sure to be all the rage in 2021.
Get Ahead of the Competition
It’s never too early to start thinking about what your photography business will look like one, two, and five years from now. Whether you want to expand it or completely change its direction, start planning now so that you’re ready for any future trend. As an added bonus, if you do happen to guess right on a big trend, you can take advantage of it before your competition does. Here are some photography trends that will likely be all over nightclubs—and social media feeds—in 2021
Trend 1) Nightclub Photography
The world of nightclub photography has grown over recent years, and with it there is an increasing demand for these types of services. People want to capture their experiences partying, and many would like it done professionally. Here’s how you can create a successful business around it. A nightclub is never quiet at night; if anything, it feels like just when you think everyone might be leaving that’s when things start getting even louder and busier. This means that photographers who work in nightclubs must always stay on top of their game: keep your equipment nearby and ready to go while also keeping an eye out for some great shots.
Trend 2) HDR
The traditional way of post-processing photos is disappearing. High Dynamic Range (HDR) has become increasingly popular due to its ability to mimic what our eyes see in real life. This can be achieved by capturing more than one photo, with one taken at a high ISO setting, and another taken at a low ISO setting. You then merge these two photos together using software that supports HDR processing.
Trend 3) 360° Panoramas
In recent years, 360° panoramas have been popping up on sites like Facebook and Instagram. In a world where more and more people are taking smartphones with them everywhere they go, it’s no surprise that these images have caught on so quickly. As technology becomes more sophisticated, so will our options for capturing a perfect panorama shot.
Trend 4) Light Paintings
Light paintings have been growing in popularity over recent years, but it’s not just photographers that can experiment with these awesome shots. High-tech cameras that allow you to take long exposure photographs mean just about anyone can capture light paintings. As light painters get more advanced, they often use more than one light source, creating amazing light drawings on camera. Photographers who specialize in capturing night life and nightclub photography frequently include light paintings in their repertoire of photos—and for good reason: clubgoers love unique pictures! [Find out more here] [Find out how here]