Image by Nuno Lopes A Unique Space of Slowing Down in a Fast-Paced Era
Everything today is noticed with a ‘now, now, now' approach, instant………Insta…gram? Well, almost. My point is we are inundated. Contradicting this ultimately means slowing down. You might say it's a reflection of
how society is moving (forward). It's becoming more natural to step back and apply a patient approach to our photography. I certainly feel this way, 100%. Doing this, using bigger and more intentional equipment (even film) I feel is paying some sort of tribute to the evolution of photography and how we should appreciate how we ended up here. The Fading of the “Film-Look”
It's been around for a while now, I'm not referring to film – but the “look” of faded images to provide that
feel of being vintage, shabby chic…you know what I'm referring to here, just pop over to Pinterest in case you're unsure. It's sadly become over-done. The film preset “look” in digital imagery. While many have produced stunning photos and timeless ones at that, the focus now on strong intent, excellent composition and real thought into strong photos becoming more prevalent. I don't think we're going see a sharp decline necessarily, but it is now becoming glaringly obvious to anyone with some photographic training, that this technique of slapping on an overdone filter is just masking a poor picture. It's kinda true and we're wising up. Image by Noom Peerapong A Focus on Timeless Black and White Photography
Black and White photography is popular, very popular. I don't think we're going to see this slip away…ever. It's no longer about creating a vintage “before the introduction of color film” look but as an expression in itself.
True Black and White photography should demonstrate skill, the full understanding of exposure & light, tonal range and why it should be used over color in the first place. Combining this with timeless photos, those of well-framed snippets of history will stand the test of time. We're looking at high artistic vision, creativity and strong demonstrated techniques. Documenting the Undiscovered – A Smaller World
You don't need telling that literally
everyone is traveling today. I mean, if you haven't finished your studies (high school or college) and grabbed a 12 month round trip ticket to wherever you heart desires, it's looked as a little weird. You can go anywhere you want and this means the world is getting smaller and more accessible. With this, discovering and documenting your travels has become a fantastic way to capture your life – whether you're having a mid-life break or a retired long haul trip, photography is nowadays proving where you've discovered in a more creative way! With more countries and regions previously undiscovered, photographers are taking their gear and going off in search of the great unknown and best of all…we get to see and hear about it. Your View on the Future of Photography
Here I've demonstrated some ideas floating around and what I feel will become more or less popular, but this isn't a comprehensive list, folks. Please do add your opinions – both what you'd like to see and what you're looking forward to in the
Future of Photography. Thanks again! Further Resources Further Learning
You probably know that Lightstalking has some pretty awesome
Lightroom presets you can buy? Depending on where you’re at with your photography, it might be worth learning how Lightroom works from the ground up. That’s where this Beautiful Photo Editing course guide can really help you out!