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A Closer Look at Visual Trends of 2017 [Part 3]

We worked towards a goal - to bring industry professionals with a useful resource to help artists and clients alike look forward to the coming year with excitement. Our visual trends forecast will be helpful for photographers, bloggers, media owners and publishers.

Minimalism in Photography: Show More with Less

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French writer

According to philosophers, when you embrace minimalism, you find true happiness. Designers will tell you that mastering minimalism means mastering design. In regards to photography, minimalism has it’s charm. It does not mean to photograph the mundane, or editing less; it is rather capturing something that embodies the simplicity and elegance of the subject. Mastering minimalism in photography is paving the road to the aforementioned.

Featured Collection: Street Style Photography

Street style photography is most commonly associated with fashion. From the fashion capitals of the world, we get submersed in contemporary culture; people, fashion and style. Street style photography is more relevant than ever and can become a great addition to your website, blog or any promotional material.

Top Christmas Image Searches by Countries

When it comes to Christmas visuals, we’re kind of short of objects to depict the holidays. Kids, presents, home cooked meals and traditional decorations fill up ads, social media and promo materials. What about cultural differences? Do holiday visuals differ from country to country? How do global visual trends influence the choices of visuals for designers and marketers around the world?

20 GIFs Photographers Can Relate to

In light of the holiday spirit, we decided to scout the internet for GIFs photographers can relate to. The struggle is real folks! Photographers sometimes have it hard but they’re also blessed with one of the most fulfilling jobs out there. Here’s to those that love their jobs and can’t imagine life any other way.

A Closer Look at Visual Trends of 2017 [Part 2]

In a series of 3 parts, we will explore the main visual trends of 2017. It’s going to be a year full of surprises but also some really solid trends that will define visual culture. Our predictions are based on studies, analysis and are solidified with the opinions of industry professionals.

Mastering the Art of Flat Lay Photography and Design

It has been a while now, and flat lay designs and compositions are still trending and gaining momentum on social media. What is it that lures us to these photographs? Sometimes it’s meticulous symmetry, other times it’s an unusual design of objects. One way or another, flat lay photography should wake the designer in you.

What’s in Demand: Top 10 Christmas Images

December is one of the most festive months of the year. We decided to take a look at what images are trending during this time. Let’s also break it down and see what makes these images so appealing and popular. Hopefully they will serve as your inspiration and be useful in your projects.

15 Awesome Gifts for Photographers

One thing that is true for all photographers, is that you never have to wreck your brain to come up with great gift ideas. Photographers will find a use for anything, especially if it’s photography related.

A Closer Look at Visual Trends of 2017 [Part 1]

A heated topic of discussion for the next coming months is going to be photography trends for the approaching year. At Depositphotos, we stepped aside for a minute and considered the larger scope. What visual trends are going to dominate and define the coming year?

2016 in Pictures by Bird in Flight

Bird in Flight, an online magazine about photography and visual culture, compiles collections of the best photos from around the world, featuring artists and their works. Today we take a look back at 2016 as an exciting year of photography, travels, events and adventures.

Visual Trends Guide 2017

It’s that time of the year! You can be sure that everyone is working away on the new and exciting trends for the coming year. Our predictions for the future trends are just a piece of the bigger puzzle that will surely emerge soon.

What’s in Demand: Top 5 Best Selling Images in Still Life Category

We’re always curious to see which photographs are performing exceptionally well which is why we have launched a series of 'What's in Demand' articles. We uncover secrets of successful photographs and share them with our community of photographers. This fall brings us reminiscent imagery of the past holidays and the ones we have yet to look forward to. Our collection features a few unexpected visuals that might just be fitting for your projects.

Guest Blog Post: Beating the Composition – Advice from a Real-world Photomaker

By Adam Welch

As I think about it, the idea of what goes into making a photograph can seem slightly overwhelming. There really are quite a few things to think about when it comes to making an image (graph) using essentially only light (photo). A photograph (see what I did with the photo and graph thing?) can carry incredible artistic weight and has the power to quite literally change our world and the way that it is viewed. But what exactly makes a photograph great instead of just...well, not so great.