Posts Tagged ‘trends’

Post-Processing Trends in Wedding Photography

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Wedding photography, much like the entire business of weddings, is highly influenced by the ebb and flow of trends. They come, they go, and they’re cyclical. When I plunged into the business in early 2012, I committed myself to research the industry: what works, what’s popular, and what sells? I quickly discovered that there’s a common, predictable, and heavily relied upon set of post-processing trends in wedding photography.
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A Blast from the Past: How the World of Photography Was Changing Back in 1887

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Back in 1887, a photography instructor named Edward M. Estabrooke published a book titled Photography in the Studio and in the Field. It was “a practical manual designed as a companion alike to the professional and the amateur photographer.”

Filled with detailed information on how to practice photography with the equipment and technologies of the time, the book also contains interesting passages that describe how the world of photography was changing.
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Graph: How the Mirrorless Camera Industry in Japan Changed in 2014

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Want to see how the mirrorless camera war is going over in Japan? Here’s a simple graph that will illuminate the situation. It was published recently by tech industry research company BCN, and shows how market share changed in Japan over the course of 2014.
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Chinese Couples Flocking to South Korea for $4,000 TV Set Engagement Photos

China’s CCTV is reporting that more and more couples in Asia are flocking to South Korea in order to have their engagement photos captured on the sets of Korean drama TV shows. These shoots can cost upwards of $4,000 — at least four times more than the shoots would cost in other countries.
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Here are Graphs Showing Camera Trends On Flickr Over the Past Two Years

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Last week we shared some interesting data about the most popular cameras on Flickr over the course of 2014. Today Flickr released some new charts that offer an inside look at camera trends over the past couple of years.
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This Chart Shows How the Camera Market Has Changed Over the Past Decades

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How have camera sales changed over the past 60 or 70 years? The chart above offers an interesting look at this question. It shows camera production between 1947 and 2014.
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Time-Lapse Condenses 100 Years of Beauty Trends Into 80 Seconds of Video

It seems as though each decade is defined by a handful of trends, fashion and otherwise, that permanently seal our perception of the given timeframe. In this video, created by Cut, we get to take a look at a century’s worth of female make-up and hairstyles, one decade at a time, in 80 seconds.

From the victory rolls of the 40s to the Kardasian-esque look of our current decade, the resemblance and recreation of each decade are uncanny. Press play and enjoy.

(via Laughing Squid)

iStock Infographic Reveals the Top Trends in Stock Photography for Business

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In stock photography more so than any other type of photography, the trends of photographs being taken and shared change from year to year. As marketing approaches and accompanying business values change, so does the stock photography market, so as to reflect the growing need for a specific ‘look’ or ‘type’ of photograph.

Here to show us what’s trending for 2014 is an interesting (and possibly useful) infographic released by Getty Images’ iStock. Read more…

Visualizing the Trends and Patterns of the World Through Instagram

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Living smack in the middle of the information age, we’re well acquainted with the incredible amount of data and statistics gathered and thrown around on a daily basis. And with the advent of social networking, the amount of publicly available data about society has only increased.

These networks are a treasure trove of information for better understanding the underlying trends and habits of people. Trends that would otherwise go unseen. One research project in particular, called Phototrails, is trying to spot these trends by gathering insights from that photography-oriented social media site many of us love to hate: Instagram. Read more…

Why Do We Want Better Cameras If We Keep Making the Photos Look Worse?

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There was a time in the mid to late 90s when Nirvana was all the rage, people wore too much flannel, and the design world was pre-occupied with “grunge.” Ironically, the proliferation of digital design via Aldus Pagemaker led to a decidedly analog look that was epitomized by David Carson’s Ray Gun magazine – a vehement statement against clarity, cleanliness and legibility. Carson even went so far as to lay out an entire magazine piece in Zapf Dingbats because it was “just a really boring article.”
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