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Photography trends that are all the rage on social media

If you want to give a special and innovative touch to your photography portfolio, or want to impress your followers with inspiring posts, you should know in detail the new photography trends in the world of social media.

You must stay ahead of the curve to stand out from the competition and engage your target audience with engaging, high-quality content. And to help you achieve this, we present the types of photography that are generating a furor on the different web platforms.


This is one of the most popular photographic styles today.

A photograph whose main element is a silhouette impressively conveys emotion, mystery or drama. Thanks to their simplicity and the ease with which they tell a story, these photographs are trending on all social media.

In addition to its captivating features, silhouette photos are also the ideal choice if you want to keep people’s identities confidential.

How to achieve this type of photography?

Creating a silhouette image is very simple, you just have to place a more intense light as the background of your model, and expose the shot in the brightest part. This way the person will be overexposed and will look like a silhouette in the photograph.

Sunsets or sunrises are the perfect natural settings to achieve these photos.

Outdoor photos

Making use of outdoor photography is essential nowadays. In addition, they must be taken alone. That is, only one person should appear in the image.

They are the ideal alternative to reflect moments of adventure in which the protagonists can appear taking a long walk or riding a bicycle, among many other options.

On the other hand, this type of photography is very useful for brands that offer outdoor or natural products.

Portraits with art

This is a very current and modern photographic trend, where the creativity of the photographer plays a fundamental role.

Due to the great impact that these images generate on social platforms, they have become a style whose trend is still high. These photos are created with a piece of art as the focal point and are often one-of-a-kind.

The shot can be focused on a mural, or on a graffiti full of colors, lines and figures linked together. Both creativity and originality are the main drivers of these images. That is why you must put your imagination into practice when creating the photo.

Remember that it is the photographer who creates the image, taking advantage of the facilities provided by his camera.

Application of subtle filters

This type of photography is very popular on Instagram, one of the most popular social networks.

The use and publication of these images is mainly due to the impact they can cause on the different web platforms. Although there are endless effects that you can apply to your photos, the most used are those that do not modify the original image on a large scale.

In this trend of photography, the most used filters are those that soften the lighting of the images. Filters that blur the background are also very popular, as they help to give a different touch to the photo.

Authentic images

This photographic style is widely used in the advertising field, because it generates a solid connection with the audience.

These images are not retouched, modified, nor do they have ornate effects. On the contrary, they are photos that remain true to their authenticity. This is what allows the public to connect immediately with the image.

Thanks to the effect it generates on people, this photographic trend is being used in advertising campaigns on websites or in printed promotional products.

Photographers We Admire

Below are a few… if you would like to add to the list, please contact us to submit.

  1.  LJHolloway Photography – absolutely superb eye for composition and processing.
  2.  Lilia Alvarado Photography – gorgeous eye for composition and wonderful processing tutorials and overlays.
  3. Jake Olson Photography – those hills, those sun rays, absolutely stunning portraits, landscapes, and fine art photography.