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Looking for photography projects to stimulate your creativity? Whether you’re a beginner who’s just learning the ropes or a seasoned snapper in need of inspiration, trying out a new technique can help you grow as a photographer. That’s why the list below features our pick of the best ideas to try with your camera.

From painting with light trails to capturing twilight landscapes, there are countless creative ways to use your camera and its lens. This round-up of our favorite weekend projects features suggestions to suit every skill level – whether you’re shooting with a smartphone or a ‘proper’ camera like a DSLR.

Some you can do from the comfort of you home, while others will have you heading out in search of specific scenes. Whether it’s a novel technique or an inventive suggestion for finding fresh subjects, every idea below has one thing in common: it should challenge you to try something different and find a fresh perspective.

Most of the projects can be attempted using the equipment you already own. Those that do require additional materials should all be achievable with pocket-money purchases – and if there’s any crafting involved, it should be well worth the effort when you see the results.

We’ve shared 52 of our favorite suggestions to do in 2022 below. Try them all and, in a year’s time, there’s a good chance you’ll be a better photographer, with a keener understanding of your camera and what it’s capable of. Plus you’ll be all set to attempt the final project: self-publishing a photo book.

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The best home photography projects:

1. water drop art.

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The basic idea with this project is to suspend a container of liquid and let drops fall through a small hole, then capture the resulting splash. Timing the shutter as the splash is created is everything. We achieved good results using two flashguns set to their lowest power (1/128th), an aperture of f/22 and water mixed with Xanthan gum to make a more viscous solution. We also used a SplashArt water drop kit from PhotoTrigger , which helped to regulate the size and frequency of the drops.

2. Indoor splash shots

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For this project you'll need a flashgun that you can fire remotely, a container with clear sides for your water, a coloured background and a tripod. Set up the container and backdrop, then position the flash over the container. With the camera on a tripod and set to manual focus and exposure - f/8, ISO200 and the fastest shutter speed that will work with your flash - drop the object into the water and fire the shutter as it hits.

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3. Shapes of bokeh

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Out-of-focus orbs of light can add magic to any image, but the bokeh effect needn’t be limited to standard circles. From love hearts to stars, a simple cutout filter can transform background sparkles into brilliant shapes. 

Using your lens cap as a guide, draw a circle on a piece of card. Cut out the circle, score a small shape in the centre using scissors or a craft knife, then push the card onto the front of your lens (or attach it with an elastic band). When you next shoot a scene, any unfocused light will take the form of your shape. 

Use a wide aperture to maximize the effect and remember that, as the filter restricts the amount of light entering your lens, you’ll want to set a longer exposure or higher ISO. Try simple shapes such as triangles to get started, before progressing to stars, hearts, crosses and more.

4. Create smoke art

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Smoke trails are a firm favourite among still-life photographers. But how about taking it to the next level and using the shapes in a creative Photoshop project. Once you've taken a few good smoke art photos, make a blank document in Photoshop, then copy and paste one of the smoke images into it. Set the blending mode to Screen and use Warp Transform to reshape it. Continue the process to combine a range of smoke shots into a new image.

5. DIY lightbox

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Lightboxes are used to illuminate objects evenly against a plain background, often for the purposes of product or food photography. Luckily, you don’t have to have a pro budget to make one at home. All you need is a cardboard box, some white paper and a table lamp. 

Remove the top flaps, stand the box on one end and cut window holes in either side. Line the box with a single, seamless piece of white paper and cover the holes with thin paper or fabric, taped in place. Then it’s as simple as positioning a desk lamp on one or both sides: the paper will diffuse the light, evenly illuminating whatever object you put inside. 

Or for an even simpler setup, use a single piece of paper as the backdrop, with one white wall made from card, and position near a window (as pictured). Experiment with aperture and shutter speed to shoot subjects with totally white backgrounds or some shadow for a sense of perspective. Then mix things up with color backgrounds. If the quality is high enough, you could list your images for sale on a stock photography website to earn some lockdown pocket money.

6. Lubricate your lens

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Want to give your housebound portraits added glow? If you have a spare lens filter lying around, try an old Hollywood trick: smear a layer of Vaseline on the glass to give your images a soft, dreamy look, keeping aperture wide to emphasize the ethereal effect with a shallow depth of field. 

Get experimental by leaving the middle of the filter free from Vaseline to create a halo effect, with the centre in clear focus but the outer elements blurry and soft. Don’t want to sacrifice a filter? Stretch cling-film tight across the lens and keep it in place with an elastic band, before using the Vaseline in the same way. If you’re not into portraits, try the effect when shooting a light source for a unique style of diffusion.

7. Make your own filters

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It’s no secret that color is a major element of any image, but you don’t need expensive filters or editing software to experiment with saturation. In fact, you don’t even need to leave your home: all manner of household objects can function as color filters to bring new hues to your photography – and to transform mundane moments into brighter snaps. 

Attach tissue paper to your lens with an elastic band for an instant change of scene, or try shooting through thin fabric with a light source placed behind. Too easy? Take a snap through a laundry capsule for a liquid tone adjustment or use a whisky bottle for sepia shades with a hint of distortion. Petals are pretty effective, too, as are translucent sweet wrappers.

8. Try cross-polarization

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This fun project exploits the effect that polarised light has on some plastics. You'll need two polarising filters - ideally one of these should be a sheet of polarising film. You can pick up an A4 sheet of Lee 239 polarising film for £50 (try www.robertwhite.co.uk or www.pnta.com ). The sheet of film should be placed on a lightbox or in front of the only light source. An iPad screen and most computer screens have a polarising filter built in, so if you don't have a sheet of polarising film you can always experiment by creating a white document to fill the screen. Simply attach the circular polariser to the camera lens and rotate it to make the colours appear in clear plastic items

9. Food landscapes

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Spice up your food photography! All you need is a set of model figures - Hornby 00 gauge figures are perfect, as they're available in a wide range of poses. Preiser has a great range too. The most important aspect is to establish a sense of narrative. Here you can see that there's a conversation between the characters, with the mountaineer on the 'mash face' being helped by his colleagues on the ground.

10. Fine-art food

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Try turning your dinner ingredients into photo art using just a lightbox and a very sharp knife. Slice fruit and vegetables as thinly and evenly as possible, then place them on the lightbox. With the camera positioned directly above, use Live View to focus manually on the details. Set an aperture of f/8 to give adequate depth of field, and dial in some exposure compensation of +1 to +3 stops as the bright light can fool the camera's meter into underexposure.

11. Flowers in ice

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A relatively inexpensive way of taking 'kitchen sink' close-ups that look great blown up as wall art. Freeze flowers in plastic containers of distilled or de-ionised water (available through your local auto or hardware store). The flowers will float, so try to weigh them down or fasten them in place so that they freeze under the water. Place the block of ice on top of a clear bowl or glass in a white sink or plate, so that the light can bounce through from below. Position a flashgun off to one side, angled down towards it, and shoot from the opposite side.

12. Abstracts in oil

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Oil floating on the surface of water is a great way to make striking abstracts. This table-top photo project exploits the refractive quality of oil and bubbles to accentuate and distort colours. All you need to do is place a few drops of cooking oil on the surface of water in a glass dish. Make sure the dish is supported about 25cm about the table top, then place coloured paper under it and use an anglepoise lamp or flashgun to light the paper.

13. Play with fire

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It doesn’t take a pyromaniac to see the photographic potential of fire, but it does take patience, skill and plenty of precautionary measures to capture a stunning action shot of a match igniting. If you’d rather not risk singeing your fingertips, try a different type of flame photography.

Shooting by candlelight alone can lead to magical results. As with any single source of light, it allows you to experiment extensively with shadows – especially if you’re capturing a portrait – while the soft, warm tone and flicker of the flame both contribute to an especially ethereal effect.

In a darkened room, try shooting with a medium-high ISO and a relatively slow shutter speed. Start with just a candle and your subject, before introducing additional elements and playing with positioning. A nearby wall, for example, will throw the candlelight back in different ways, while glass will add to the magic with fiery reflections

Tweak shutter speed to affect the strength of shadows or try adding further flames – though you might need to adjust the white balance if things look more yellow than mellow.

14. Repaint the walls with camera obscura

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Familiar with pinhole photography? That technique relies on camera obscura – a natural optical effect that occurs when a small hole in an otherwise sealed space (such as a box) projects an inverted image of the world outside onto the opposite wall. You could make a pinhole camera as an at-home project, or you could go even bigger: with the right setup, you can create the camera obscura phenomenon in an entire room. 

First, you’ll need to black out a room – for example, by taping opaque sheets over your windows. Then you’ll need to make an aperture through which light can enter; the smaller the hole, the sharper but dimmer the image. Camera obscura works best in small/medium rooms, with an aperture of around 10-15mm diameter. Allow your eyes to adjust and determine whether you need to brighten the image by making a larger hole, then marvel as an inverted version of the outside world appears on the wall. 

Capture the entirety of this remarkable natural effect using a wide angle, a relatively long exposure and a tripod, or focus on specific elements of your room to emphasis the effect – such as houses appearing to float upside down on your mantelpiece.

15. Camera tossing

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Chucking your precious photographic equipment into the air might sound like something designed to void the warranty, but – provided you’re not too clumsy – camera tossing can deliver some truly spectacular results. Try it in a dark room with a single light source. Set a shutter speed of around one second (roughly the length of time it’ll be in the air) and, as the timer hits zero, launch it upwards. Catching it is the important part, but once you’re comfortable with the technique you can experiment with multiple light sources, different colors and even spinning your camera as you release it.

16. Psychedelic soap film

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This is a wonderful project that makes for vibrant desktop wallpaper or abstract wall art. You'll need liquid soap mixed with glycerine for long-lasting soap film, plus a wire loop, a black cloth background and a macro lens of at least 100mm. The colours created by soap film only appear when hit by light from a certain angle, so set up near a north-facing window and shoot from around 45 degrees.

17. Refractive art

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Light bends when it passes through water, causing the objects behind to change appearance. This is called refraction, and you'll make use of this phenomenon in this arty photo project. All you need is a few glasses, a flashgun, a tripod and a black-and-white pattern print. Simply place the pattern in the background with the glasses in front. Fill them with different levels of water and move the pattern backwards or forwards to fine-tune the effect.

18. Kitchen close-ups

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Your kitchen is an ideal location for shooting a macro project. Its reflective surfaces can be used to create interesting backgrounds for your shots, and a shallow depth of field can transform the most mundane of objects you'll find there. Creating a triptych of images can result in a piece of fantastic wall art for your kitchen too, although it's important to think about how they're going to work together before you start shooting. Here, 3 objects - a fork, a bowl of cereal and coffee granules - were all shot from a similar angle, with the impression of height linking the sequence.

19. Invert the world with a crystal ball

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Shoot through a crystal ball and, while you won’t see into the future, you will capture an inverted version of the scene behind the orb. Just as light is refracted when it passes through the glass elements of a lens, the same thing happens with a glass sphere. There are dedicated photography balls on the market, but the effect can often be achieved using a clear marble or even a paperweight. Nothing suitable? A water-filled wine glass can also work. 

All sorts of subjects look good through an orb, from sunsets and cityscapes to abstract items and even portraits. Try shooting with a macro lens to fill the frame with the sphere, or with a wider angle to include some of the scene behind. To really play with perspectives, rotate the image with editing software so that the background is inverted but the scene in the orb is the right way up.  You can also incorporate elements that support the ball into the image, such as hands, bowls or miscellaneous objects.

20. Still-life bokeh

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Something as simple as a crumpled piece of foil can be the basis for a creative photo project. Position a still-life subject on a sheet of glass with a piece of dark material underneath it. Scrunch up the kitchen foil then smooth it back out and place it in the background. Shine a table lamp or torch on the foil and, with a tripod mounted camera, dial in the lens's widest aperture to create some beautiful ' bokeh '. During the exposure, shine a flashlight onto the subject.

21. Play with shadows

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Photography is fundamentally about capturing light, which is exactly why shadows can be so powerful. They can create contrast with lighter parts of a composition or add texture to an otherwise plain subject. They can even be manipulated to tell a story. Incorporating shadows into your images will challenge you to think not just about the objects within a scene, but how things outside of the frame can affect the light that falls within it.

To play with shadows, all you need is a light source and a solid object to block it. This could be something natural, such as the shadow of a tree cast by sunlight. Equally, it could be something man-made, such as the outline of a street sign created by a car’s headlights. Or it could be something you create yourself: try playing puppet-master by shining a torch and dancing your hand in front of it. 

You can also invert this idea by shooting a subject which is predominantly in shadow and experimenting with how splashes of light fall upon it.

22. Still life light trails

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Light trails can be used in all kinds of photography, but they're perfect for a creative still life project. You can use a regular Maglite torch, but try removing the end to reveal the bulb and make the light more direct. Use some electrical tape to attach a coloured sweet wrapper, which you can use as a makeshift 'gel'. Set the canera's shutter speed to around 30 secs with an aperture of around f/8, then start moving the torch within the frame before pressing the shutter. Continue the movement throughout the exposure. Here, we suspended the torch from a piece of string and made a gentle circular movement to create a spiral around the bottle.

23. Light spirals

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You'll need to attach a torch, suspended by string, to an open area of ceiling. Fit the widest lens you have on your camera, and mount it on a tripod pointing straight up. With the light turned on, autofocus on the tip of the torch and set the lens to manual focus to lock the setting in. With an aperture of f/11 or f/16 dialled in, use Bulb mode and a remote release to keep the shutter open for a minute or so as you send the torch spinning in the dark…

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22 techniques for taking your photography to the next level in 2022!

Master these creative projects over the coming months and make 2022 your most productive and rewarding photo year so far!

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There’s nothing better than making a fresh start and the beginning of the new year is a great way to make some new year photography resolutions, assess your photography skills and put a plan into place to improve your shooting techniques. 

For this special feature we’ve rounded up 22 of the best techniques, kit and editing tips and tricks to help you into the new year and to get inspired. 

From shooting at night, capturing luscious landscapes and taking perfect portraits, we’ve got it all covered. 

Whatever kind of photos you like to shoot, our expert advice will help you improve your skills so that you can become a better photographer in 2022. Good luck! 

01 Go out in the dark

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You may not feel like heading out in the dark and cold, especially if it’s raining. However, these images were taken in the middle of February on a night as just described. Shooting at night isn’t easy, as there are technical difficulties to get around including compositional and focusing issues however the results are worth it. Enjoy opening the shutter to reveal what’s in front of your eyes emerging from the dark. You may need to tweak your composition a few times until you are happy with the result. For focusing, take a torch and use this to light your scene and focus. We took our images in Raw to give us far more flexibility with the White Balance setting at the editing stage which needed correcting out of camera. 

Expert advice 

• Experiment with the shutter speed setting. If you are shooting with a shutter speed setting beyond 30 seconds you will need to manually open and close the shutter and time your exposure. A remote shutter release will come in handy.

• Ensure your tripod legs have been securely grounded and the catches have been tightened.

• Experiment with the image aspect ratio – you don’t always have to have your images in the traditional 2:3 format. Try cropping your images into a square for an arty result.

02 Ice spy a scene!

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Although summer is definitely a more enjoyable and pleasant time of year to be outdoors, winter provides many opportunities to capture some great images. Take, for example, a frosty and icy morning where the foliage is covered in a glimmery shimmer. Get your macro lens out for best results and zoom in close to capture the textures and shapes. If you have clear weather conditions and wait for the golden sun to appear, your image will produce a nice contrasting warm glow against the cool frost and ice. 

• Play around with the aperture setting. For example if you open it up it will produce a nice blurred backdrop or keeping it narrow (tripod recommended) will capture more icy detail.

• When it’s icy be careful and wear grippy shoes! You don’t want to be slipping around with your expensive camera equipment.

• Keep your hands warm. Invest in a pair of decent gloves if you are going to be outdoors a lot this winter. Wrist warmers are also a good option as an extra layer or for those milder winter days.

03 Perfect portraits

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If you like taking portraits then it’s worth purchasing a decent portrait lens. If you stick to primes rather than zooms you will get a lot more glass for your buck – plus, a prime lens will open up to those gorgeous and desired wider aperture settings. This image was taken with a pre-owned Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8 G and cost under £250/$250… showing you don’t need to spend a lot to get professional results. 

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• When shooting at a wide aperture setting you need to be spot-on with your focusing. Use the single AF point setting to achieve this. 

• The background is just as important as the subject even if it’s blurred. Watch out for distracting background elements poking out from your subject’s head.

• If you are looking to buy second hand, do so from a trusted dealer where the lens has been examined and tested thoroughly by an expert.

04 Less is more

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There are times in life and in photography when less is more, and when this is the case don’t be afraid to strip it right back. Shooting close-ups around the home is a great project to try on a rainy day. Zoom in on the details, concentrate on your compositions and remove any clutter such as cables and plug sockets from the corner of your frame to get crisp and clear results. 

Now try this…

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05 Make a monochrome triptych

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We all love a black and white image and the classic and traditional medium is still very much in vogue. When shooting in the monochrome medium, consider your subject. For example, in the landscape setting dull grey days and structural trees or objects work particularly well for this finish. Experiment with minimalism and your composition to get a pleasing result. 

To go that extra step, shoot a series of images like our triptych that can be displayed together. Think about the order of the images and the best way to display them. For example, do the images work better with a border, framed, what ratio aspect should they be? All these creative decisions can be experimented with until you have a set you are happy with.        

•  Take advantage of filters to boost the tone and contrast in your scene. Consider using a photo filter out on your shoot if you like to get it right in camera.

• Shoot in Raw and at the editing stage use the colour channels in your black and white conversion to make the most from the scene.

• Make selective dodge and burn adjustments to darken the shadows or boost the highlights. Build up the effect slowly so you have more control over the final outcome.

06 Arty interiors

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Small spaces are great fun to photograph but beware they come with challenges! For example, how do you shoot the scene when there is little space to maneuver or set up a tripod? We used a variety of techniques to get our shots from using a portable tripod arm to hanging out (safely) on top of a ledge to get our shots. 

A wide-angle lens such as a 16-35mm will definitely come in handy when photographing small interior spaces. Watch out for lens distortion, though – like barrel distortion, which is where the lens turns straight lines into curves. These can often be corrected at the image editing stage depending on how bad the distortion is.

• Take advantage of a nice day and use the natural light to enhance the scene. If there is a big difference between the highlights and shadows in the image we recommend bracket exposing the image.

• It’s best to use a tripod where possible so you can keep your ISO low (around 100) and aperture narrow (around f/8).

• Think about viewing the space from alternative angles to make the most of the scene. In this case shooting from above worked really well.

07 Blur the background

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Blurring your background can be used in many genres from portraits, still life to wildlife images. In the right circumstances you can even use it in the landscape genre. The trick to making it work well is to sandwich your main subject in between a plain background and foreground (optional depending on setup) and open the aperture wide. That way you’ll end up with a slice of focus that will frame your subject nicely. 

08 Vibrant colors

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This year, make it your mission to shoot more vibrant colors to get eye-catching results. When capturing color you need to get the white balance spot on. Good lighting (whether natural or flash etc) is key, and shooting in Raw will also help. When working with colors, think about how they blend or oppose each other. For example, orange and blue, red and green, or yellow and purple are all complementary colors. Do some research before you shoot to understand how you can use the colors together for best results. 

09 Additional lighting

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There are times when additional lighting is essential for many genres of photography and when this is the case we suggest you try some flash. There are many types of flash lighting, from remote speedlights to studio lights, and for a range of budgets. The biggest advantage to using studio lights over speed lights is that the flash recycle time is much faster; however many studio lights need mains power to run so are not so good on location. 

10 Get up early

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There’s nothing better than the first light of the morning and this year make it your mission to photograph a sunrise at least once every few months to enjoy the benefits the first light brings. If you’re not an early morning riser we suggest you stick to those winter and early spring sunrises if you don’t want to get out of bed at ridiculous o’clock! 

A wide-angle lens is always a good bet when photographing landscapes and don’t be afraid to shoot into the light when it is low in the sky. Play around with streaks of light and lens flare coming into the scene so you can use the flaw to your advantage to get atmospheric results.

• Watch out for fringing. If you have an older wide-angle lens like ours, or one that is a cheaper model, it may be susceptible to this flaw. You can correct this somewhat at the editing stage. Zoom into your image looking around subjects like branches and edges where it goes from dark to light as it often occurs here. Determine how bad it is and apply the correction.

• Try to be at the scene at least 30 minutes before the sun is due to rise to make the most of the golden hour.

• Although it’s good to regularly check the weather conditions and to be prepared for those perfect sunrises, sometimes life gets in the way. Even if the conditions aren’t perfect on the day you planned, go for it anyway as you never know what you’re going to capture until you’re there.

11 Beautiful butterflies

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Butterflies are by far the most beautiful and brilliant insect to photograph and come in all sizes, colors and species depending on the time of year. You’ll find they start emerging from the first warm days of spring right through to late summer/early autumn when they go into hibernation. 

In the UK a great resource to find and identify butterflies in the wild is Butterfly Conservation (https://butterfly-conservation.org/butterflies). When photographing any animal be mindful of your impact and leave no trace. 

• Butterflies settle in the evening and stay there until morning. If you pre-plan you can watch where they land, mark it clearly, then return to the same spot with this nice morning light (get there just before sunrise) to get some perfect shots. The butterfly will stay put until the warmth of the sun has warmed up their wings.

• A macro lens with a 1:1 ratio aspect will get you great results. A cheaper alternative is to use a ring adapter and reverse your standard lens if a macro option is beyond your budget.

• A good way to get a guaranteed shot of a butterfly is to invest in a caterpillar to butterfly kit. Insect lore has a range to choose from (www.insectlore.co.uk). Once they have been through their transformation from caterpillar to butterfly (you can also capture this), set them free in your garden and photograph the process like we did in our images.

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12 Pet portraits

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Never work with animals, it’s often said. But if you don’t then you’re missing a trick! This year try to take at least one pet portrait; not only will it help you get better technically (animals are hard to photograph well), it will also make you a more patient person! You have to have patience and persistence to get a good shot. 

We recommend having some help on the shoot – ideally the owner of the pet. If you are the owner, bring in someone the pet responds well to. It can be tricky to command an animal and take the images so make sure you first clarify with your help what you need them to do. 

• Before you bring your pet into position, find a good spot of light to take your portrait. Soft natural light is preferable to work with and can be found in the shade (on a sunny day) or in a doorway or alleyway.

• Set your aperture to a wide setting to blur the background and separate the animal from the setting, but remember to be spot on with your focusing (ideally on the eyes).

• Get the owner/help to hold a treat or their finger over the top of your lens. That way (hopefully) they’ll look directly at you!

13 Freeze frame

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When it’s raining outside and you can’t be bothered to face the bad conditions, get stuck into a home project like our freeze-frame idea. To give our image a wintery edge, we decided to freeze some dried flowers into water but you could use fresh flowers, either shop-bought or picked from the garden at the right time of year.

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14 Backlighting beauty

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Lighting your subject from behind can create many different effects and be carried out on a number of different subjects. From still-life to portraits there is no end to how you can use backlighting to improve your photography in 2022. 

On our backlit flower photo shoot we had some poppies and flowers growing in our garden. The sun was just beginning to rise from behind the flower bank and the soft golden effect was lovely to work with. If you are using natural light, time your photo shoot to coincide with these types of conditions for best results. 

• Translucent subjects will appear different when compared with backlit solid subjects that will silhouette. Have a play around with different subjects and objects to see the effect. 

• You may want to bring in additional lighting to the front of your subject to bring back detail. You could use a reflector or another light (if you are shooting with artificial lights) to do this. 

• Expose for the light in your scene if you want your subject to be silhouetted. This means you’ll probably need to underexpose your main subject by 1 or 2 stops to get the exposure correct.

15 Solarize in Photoshop

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Solarization comes from the days of film, where photographic paper was exposed to light during the development process and would create a beautiful silvery tone between the shadows and highlighted areas. You can create the same effect in Photoshop and for this solarized image we combined two images together before we applied the effect. The subject for your image can be whatever you like; however, it’s worth noting that still- life subjects work particularly well for this technique. 

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16 Capture an event

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One thing we’ve missed out on greatly over the past couple of years has been big events such as live music, weddings, parties and festivals to name only a few. Shooting an event in 2022 is a big must and should be an enjoyable and fun experience! 

Photographing events definitely helps you refine your shooting skills and boosts your confidence. Not only do you have to think fast on your feet and adapt quickly to the light, you also need to read people well to capture them in that optimum moment. 

• Prime lenses are preferable under low-light conditions as you’ll need to use their wide aperture settings.

• In low light, stretch your ISO as far as you can. Noise is easier to fix during post-production, compared to blurry images caused by a slow shutter speed!

• Refrain from continuously checking your images on your camera’s rear screen when shooting – a behavior known as ‘chimping’. You’ll miss out on the moment if you do!

17 Bird’s eye view

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Photographing food is a relaxing and enjoyable experience and should definitely be on your list of things to photograph in 2022. Not only do the images look delicious at the end of the shoot, you also get to eat the props – what could be better than that?

A great angle to capture food from is above. A tripod is a handy piece of kit when photographing food, but the tripod legs can often get in the way when shooting from a bird’s eye perspective. To get around this we used an attachable arm for our Manfrotto tripod. 

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18 Shoot an action sequence

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Sometimes one image can’t say it all and when this is the case shoot an action sequence! When thinking about how your action sequence will be presented, bear in mind that you need to include a beginning, middle and end with a minimum of three images. Remember it’s all about your positioning and being in the right place at the right time. Try to play out what is going to happen beforehand so you can track the sequence from beginning to end. In our case the bride throwing the bouquet was at the start of our sequence, then at the end we knew we’d need to switch our focus to the crowd catching it.  

• Select burst mode on your camera and use back-button focus as you track the action.

• Shoot more frames than you need and then edit them down. You want each image to be different from the previous one and to tell the story of what is happening.

• Increase the ISO to ensure that your shutter speed is fast enough to capture the action. You can always fix a little noise at the editing stage but it’s impossible to sharpen something that is blurry.

19 Control the composition

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One thing to focus on in 2022 (and every year from now on) is to work up better and stronger compositions for your images. Even hardened pros out there will continually be evaluating and analysing their compositions to help them greatly improve their  photography. One way to improve your compositions is to use a tripod so you have to slow down and consider what you are shooting more.

20 Long lens

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There will be times in 2022 when a long lens will be the right choice. If you are fanatical about wildlife, for example, then a lens with a longer reach will be a definite advantage. Long lenses aren’t just great for wildlife and sport. If you are a portrait photographer, a medium telephoto zoom like a 70-200mm is great for producing flattering portraits, and for landscape photographers this focal length lens can also prove worthy in some situations.

21 Smart technology

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This year, why not download one of the many handy apps for photographers ? If you like shooting landscapes and using filters, then the Long Exposure Calculator app will come in handy. You can quickly work out your exposure settings and filter strength you’ll need in a few simple steps. There are many apps available out there that are free or cost a minimal amount so have a search to find something to aid your shoot. 

22 Have fun!

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As well as being a year of learning, make sure 2022 is also fun… and what better way to have fun then by taking a child’s portrait? Photographing children comes with challenges, and we're not going to lie! Their attention span isn’t usually as long as an adult (although many are less camera-shy) and they are far more unpredictable; however, their bags of energy and enthusiasm make them fun subjects to work with. 

Although our fun child photoshoot was based in the studio, you could do your shoot anywhere. Outdoors on location is often a popular choice for children as they can run and jump around; just make sure that your autofocus is set to the tracking mode to keep up with them.       

• Whoever you are photographing, whether your subject is old, young or middle-aged, make sure you engage with them first and chat about what you want to do on the photoshoot and if they have any ideas. You want them to feel as relaxed as possible, so if they have any nervous energy try to get this out before you start.

• Chat as you shoot. Although there are a million and one things you are trying to think of, it is vital that you engage with your subject so they feel at ease. If you need to have a break to work out some technical issues, that is fine. Best to stop and to sort it out rather than trying to push on and lose your connection to your subject.

• Have fun and make 2022 a year that counts!

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Claire Gillo

Claire is a professional photographer and writer, and lives by the the sea with her two young children, husband and cat in the southwest of the UK.

After graduating from The Bournemouth Arts Institute with a first-class degree in photography, Claire worked for a number of years in the publishing industry, including as Technique Editor for Digital Camera magazine.

She loves anything and everything to do with photography, from creating magazine articles to photographing ballerinas on the beach and newborn babies (but not at the same time). She mainly shoots with digital DSLRs, but does dust off her beloved Hasselblad medium-format film camera once in a while…

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14 New Photography Trends for 2022

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What photography trends will make their way into 2022? Let's look at some popular photography trends for 2022 and how you can apply them to your unique photography style!

Let's not beat around the bush. The 2020 global pandemic forced many people, photographers included, to pause normal life and enter a bizarre world of lockdowns and COVID restrictions. Events canceled, social distanced gatherings, and small weddings do not a happy photographer make.

But 2022 is here, and things are looking up. More and more countries around the globe are putting their vaccination programs into overdrive, and people are beginning to return to their pre-pandemic game plans. With any luck, the most prominent 2022 trends will be ones of recovery and normalcy.

As the world opens up, photographers are heading out and doing what they do best--capturing the world around them and sharing it with others. It's a different world, with maybe a touch more gratitude for the small things and the happy interactions we once took for granted. What are they capturing through their lenses? Let's look at some of the popular trends for 2022.

Top Photography Trends for 2022

Capturing the social distance.

Social distance is the recurring theme from the last year. There's the ubiquitous six feet or two meters that we've all come to know. But there's also the emotional sense of isolation and social distance that we are all feeling as a society.

None of this year's trends exemplify this as well as the silhouette image. Silhouettes portray isolation and separation in a very impactful and powerful way. Images that capture that distance that we are all feeling connect with everyone right now. Here is the guide to take captivating silhouette pictures .

In 2020, faces changed. We no longer get to see other people like we once did. But portraits are still portraits. When capturing people for use in stock photography or street photography , now everyone is wearing a mask. Nothing looks more out of place than a group of maskless people standing right next to one another.

How can we as photographers embrace this new look? The photos certainly have a prominent timestamp, but is there any way we can embrace the aesthetic? It's worth mentioning that there is a massive demand for refreshed publicity and stock shots that have masked people in them. Because if a website is to look fresh, the people need to be wearing masks.

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More Self Portraits and Photos of Your Family

If you're looking for subjects, your pool of possibilities has gotten much smaller in the past year. Doing a photoshoot with strangers seems so 2019. Of course, it can be done, and it can be done safely. But precautions and being careful are essential to prevent spread, and so it becomes much easier to work with those close to us. Instead of working with strangers, we lean on those in our bubble to be our subjects.

So it's no surprise that one of the most popular trends of the year is the classic self-portrait. Mom and dad, brother and sister--they're all fair game. And Fido and Fluffy? Yeah, they're getting the full pet portrait package too. Keep in practice, keep your gear in good shape, and keep your portfolio fresh by taking lots of pictures. Here are some ideas of Poses for Portrait Photography that you can try out. Great portrait photography is a result of combining the right technique with an artist's expression. Do have a look at our article on Ten Innovative Self-Portrait ideas that will provide you all the inspiration you need. 

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You might also want to read our Beginner's Guide to Family Photography and 15 Top Tips on how to master the art of portraits .

Food and Still Life Photography Reborn

Since portrait work is more complicated, try your hand at still-life images. The beauty of still life is that you can use anything handy and let your mind get creative. Focus on an aesthetic you'd like to produce and go wild. You can also create still-life images anywhere, of practically any subject.

For all of these reasons, you're bound to see more still-life images in 2022. It's a fun way to dust off your gear, no matter what sort of shooting you usually do. Food, products, fantasy scenes, toys, or just a bowl of fruit can make excellent subjects.

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Less Polished, More Raw Realism

It seems that the changes of the past year have brought on a new visual epoch. Who knows why trends pop up over time and what affects them, but a year of lockdowns seems to have made us all more appreciative of the real world. We're no longer living in fantasies because the real world has at times seemed like a fantasy.

How does this outlook apply to your photography? In 2022, it means a greater focus on realism. It doesn't mean less post-production, per se, but rather a different overall aesthetic. Things feel grittier now like the world has a dark underbelly that we've all gotten a glimpse of.

But the result doesn't have to be dark and dour. It's more of a focus on rugged or atypical beauty. These images provide a more authentic look at the subject, opening up authentic moments for the lens.

Finding your own photographic aesthetic is all about experimentation. It should complement what you do and how you shoot it. It should flow with the platform you're using to share your photos. And above all, it should add to the beauty of your photos. Here are  29 Outstanding Photography Portfolio websites  built on Pixpa, for you to get inspiration and ideas. These photographers have made excellent use of  Pixpa , an easy to use website builder to showcase photos . You can draw inspiration from these creative professionals and study their portfolios, to get a clearer idea of how you want to showcase your repertoire of work. 

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No list of 2022 trends would be complete without the mention of UAVs, or unmanned aerial vehicles. That's government-speak for what you and I call drones. They are everywhere now, and the photography capabilities of even inexpensive consumer models are out of this world.

But as more and more drones take to the skies, it's becoming essential to understand the rules and regulations that apply to them. Many photographers are unaware that drones are regulated by the government's aviation authorities, like the FAA in the United States.

As such, drones sometimes require registration and their pilots sometimes require licenses. When traveling to foreign countries, you usually need to apply for permission from that government's aviation authority, even if you're just using it for fun. Privacy laws are slowly catching up with the technology, and while drones are here to stay, the rules that govern their operations are constantly evolving.

Drone photography has been increasing over the last year or two, thanks to a few convenient facts about flying them. It's usually outdoors, and it's usually done away from people. Here are a few tips on how to use drones for aerial photography .

One of the most evident aesthetic trends that drones have brought about is the bird's eye view, straight down shot. These images, framed without the horizon, are unique and beautiful. Photographers can capture patterns that you can't even see from ground level, and everything looks fresh and different. 

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Outdoors and Nature Photography

What better way to social distance than a walk in the woods? In the US, visitation to national parks and nature areas is at an all-time high. People are freer to adjust their work schedules, and getting a bit of fresh air and exercise is a great way to get out of the house and experience something new.

Shutterbugs of all stripes are taking to nature photography in droves. For some, it's a new challenge. For others, it's mastering and practicing their art form. No matter which group you fall into, nature photography is rewarding in its simplicity. The pictures, whether you realize it or not, are nearly always secondary to the experience.  Here is an list of  top nature photography portfolio website examples  for your use.  Before you can determine when the best time to take pictures is, you'll need to decide what sort of photos you want to make. What is the mood you want to capture? What is your subject, and how do you want it to look in the images? These are artistic choices, only bound by your creativity and technical abilities with a camera. Here are a few tips on what's the best time to take pictures outside . 

Environmental Photography

With more time spent out of doors comes a greater appreciation for the natural world and the precarious balance that it's in. Climate change is unfortunately in full swing, touching all corners of the globe. Photographers are instrumental in bringing public awareness to those changes and showing the world what damage is being done.

Whether it's showing the areas endangered by rising seas, the humanitarian crises caused by drought and poverty, or the mass extinction underway thanks to human activities, photography has the power to change minds and bring awareness to issues. If nothing else, heading outdoors and seeing the biodiversity in our backyard serves as a reminder--it might not be around forever. Capture the images of what it's like today because things are changing rapidly.

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Activism Photography

Environmentalism isn't the only activism that benefits from photographer engagement. No matter what cause you are passionate about, it's easy to find an organization in need of your help.

Stock photographers are used to following social trends to anticipate what images might be hot sellers this year. Indeed, any photos that celebrate diversity and cooperation between people of various backgrounds are winners. Positive race relations, civil and gender rights, and fighting discrimination in all forms are hot topics right now. Female empowerment and non-binary gender issues are especially important in 2022.

There's also an ongoing trend to incorporate more ages into photography. Finding ways to include the young and the old, and to show the arc of life in general, is a fun way to look at portraiture and photography in general. Capturing unexpected and authentic moments tells so much more about a person or place than a posed portrait does. Here are some great tips for candid photography . The goal is to show the human experience, after all, and this trend just aims to show the whole thing. And it's just one more step towards celebrating the diversity of our entire community.

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Video and Cinemagraphs

Not very long ago, there was a time when you had to have two cameras to shoot decent photos and record usable video footage. But that time has passed. Today's DSLR and mirrorless cameras are superbly capable of switching between those two tasks at a moment's notice. It's as easy as changing the ISO, shutter speed, or any other camera setting. Most new cameras can now record Super-HD 4K video, and some are even capable now of 8K.

With this new power at their fingertips, photographers are making the most of new technologies. Video is just a moving picture, after all, and if you have the technology at hand, why not use it? But video requires a unique skill set and some specialized equipment. It's now common to see photographers working with their DSLRs mounted in cages, with lighting and shotgun microphones mounted for creating broadcast-quality productions.

The result and what you do with all that footage are up to you. One of the more popular trends that has taken off is the cinemagraph. These seemingly still photos have one element of movement in them. Maybe it is the water in a stream or the ripples on a lake. The little bit of motion makes the image pop off the screen, and these small files are easier for designers to incorporate into web ads or webpage backgrounds.

Mobile Content

It has been evident for several years now that mobile devices are competitive with consumer-level point-and-shoot cameras. Their advantage is obvious. Nearly everyone carries their smartphone with them everywhere they go. Who can say that about their camera? Not even professional photographers can. As more and more people have come to see the value of their phone's camera, the phone makers have stepped up their games. Some have gone full-out to compete for the photographer's business, while others slowly plugged away to make the best phone camera they could for each edition.

The results speak for themselves. Content creators and influencers now use their phones for everything. They're capable of 4K video, studio-quality sound, and amazing still images. The best phones are now sold with three or four different lenses and camera setups. Aftermarket companies make a wide assortment of filters, lenses, and add-ons to make the smartphone the powerhouse of the content creator's arsenal.

Unless a creator is interested in photography as an art form, an excellent smartphone is now the default go-to. Camera makers feel the squeeze, and better phone cameras are pushing out entry-level DSLR and mirrorless models. There will always be a place for flagship cameras with their larger sensors and unlimited lens options, but for most people's everyday needs, the phone is their primary capturing device.

This is even evident in stock photography and commercial photography needs. Stock sites have offered mobile uploading directly from the device for several years now. Recently, a major stock company started allowing the sales of vertical videos on their site.

Small Weddings and Events

Wedding photographers know that many of these events haven't been canceled--they've just been modified to meet the needs of the times. Things are more relaxed, with fewer formalities. Truthfully, there's a refreshing refocus on the important elements of events like weddings. It is, after all, about the bride and groom and their special day. It doesn't have to be about the giant party and the extended family.

And so, there are more small informal ceremonies happening all over the world. Extended family and friends still want to participate, but they do so virtually or through the stories and photos, you take.

Corporate events and things like concerts are pressing forward, but also in socially-distanced safe ways. Traveling for events is way down, so photographers who work in destination markets are eager for vaccine passports and holiday travel to resume. But hometown photographers have gotten a boom from events that are staying put, offering new and exciting opportunities for the local guys.

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Use of Vivid Colors

Color theory is a broad and interesting facet of design. Color trends wax and wane like photography trends. Right now, though, vivid colors are in. Think bright, super-saturated colors that pop off the screen or page. Neon lights, crazy colored buildings, and saturated natural landscapes attract attention. This trend closely aligns with similar trajectories in the design world, especially in web spaces.

Perhaps the best demonstration of this is the newest Pantone color of the year--Saffron, number 14-1064. The vibrant yellow-orange color is eye-catching and bright and perfectly encapsulates 2022.

Minimalism and Surrealism

Here are two classic art terms you're going to start hearing a lot more about in the coming year.

Minimalism is removing the unnecessary and distilling a composition down to its bare bones. Does an item add to the message you're trying to convey? If not, then get rid of it. Minimalist images tend to feel bare, but they also work on many levels. They are appealing to a broad audience, and they can be aesthetically very pleasing. Designers love them because they can pair with many other styles of layout.

Surrealism is closely related, but it aims to blend a little bit of the other-world into the everyday. At its core, surrealism is about blending the subconscious mind with reality. Salvador Dali and René Magritte are the best-known surreal painters.

Experimental photography is an intriguing starting point for surrealism. This is where photographers play with non-traditional techniques to get a new result. Some of it is done in post-production, while other photographers go all out during the shooting. Experimental photography is a derivative of the Dada art movement.

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2022 is sure to challenge us in ways we least expect. But if 2021 taught us anything, it's that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. As an art form, photography has the power to transcend these difficult times and connect people across the globe, even through a global pandemic and social distancing. Photographers are still out there creating impactful and meaningful work. They're still inspiring us to travel and to make waves. What trends will make their way into your portfolio?

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Seven of the best emerging photographers to follow in 2022

Whatever kind of creative you are, there are times when you need an instant blast of visual inspiration. And what better way to get it than by following some of the best up-and-coming photographers?

© Elliott Verdier

© Elliott Verdier

By definition, though, the most exciting new and emergent talents aren't yet that well known. So we've teamed up with MPB , the leading online platform for sourcing used photography and videography equipment, to uncover some true gems.

It's a topic that's close to the hearts of everyone at MPB. Headquartered in the creative communities of Brighton, Brooklyn and Berlin, the organisation is staffed by camera experts and seasoned photographers and videographers, all of whom know their distinctive fields inside-out. And they've found us a diverse range of new photography talent that truly bring the wow factor.

Read on to discover these top talents, find out what drives them, and what cameras and other equipment they use. Plus, if you'd like to emulate our up-and-coming shooters yourself, we've included links to buy all the kit featured at super-low prices.

1. Karah Mew

Based in Portsmouth, Karah Mew is an award-winning documentary photographer. Telling real-life stories through gorgeous photography, she's an expert in capturing both the emotion of her subjects and the tiny but important details. Describing herself as "a collector of personal visual moments and printed love letters", she works closely to document the changing dynamics within the family unit through environmental and self-portraiture. She currently shoots with a Fuji X-T2 with 16mm f/1.4 lens, and the Fujifilm X100f .

© Karah Mew

© Karah Mew

2. Angus Scott aka Gussi

Angus Scott, known professionally as Gussi, is a Melbourne-based photographer who explores land and culture based on musings on identity and place. Working with both stills and video, his work is informed by familial narratives, national myths and connection to landscape and oscillates between poetic and observational forms of documentary storytelling.

"My photography tends to be organic and textural, utilising scale to draw the viewer in and out of an environment or idea," he tells us. "I generally pair groups of images with small pieces of writing, hopefully allowing for interpretive pathways to be taken through the work as a whole." He's currently using a combination of digital and film cameras, including a Sony Alpha A7Rii , a Pentax 67 . His most commonly used lenses are the Canon 17-40mm on the Sony and the Pentax 105mm .

© Angus Scott aka Gussi

© Angus Scott aka Gussi

3. Jennifer McCord

Jennifer McCord is a London portrait and lifestyle photographer who's spent the last six years photographing some of the biggest names in music and entertainment, both on and off stage, whilst honing her distinctive style. She's known for her impactful work for brands like Sony, Universal, Flight of the Conchords and also has a heap of festival clients.

"I would describe my work as emotive and intimate," she says. "I'm always looking for a feeling when I shoot." All her digital work is done on Nikon cameras ( D850 + ( D750 , while her favourites when shooting on film are "a Hasselblad 500cm and an old Polaroid land camera that's very temperamental".

"When it comes to lenses," she adds, "my Sigma Art 50mm 1.4 is my ride-or-die lens. But I also have a Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8 , which is a workhorse and then a Nikkor 70-200 2.8 and Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8 for when I need them; mostly for festivals and live shows."

© Jennifer McCord

© Jennifer McCord

4. Nico Froehlich

A Brit and second-generation immigrant born and bred in London, Nico Froehlich champions diversity and inclusivity, focusing on social realism and working-class life. He combines long-form personal projects with brand work for big names like BrewDog, Kingpins, Mozilla, The Philharmonia, Somerset House and Switzerland Tourism.

"If I was to describe my style currently, I would use language like collaborative, considered and authentic," he says. "For my personal work, I mostly use a Pentax 67 and either a 105mm or 75mm lens."

© Nico Froehlich

© Nico Froehlich

5. Jodie Bateman

A fine art photographer born and raised in south London, Jodie Bateman converted to Islam in 2017 and has since shifted her work to question stereotypes around being a Muslim living in the Western world. She's particularly interested in how Muslim women have been poorly represented, especially because of their choice to cover up and their dress style.

"I'm very influenced by paintings in how my images present themselves in the result; their ascetic," she says. "And I like to use my work as a voice for certain issues." As for the kit, "I last used a Hasselblad 501c , I think an 80mm lens and tripod, shutter release cable and softbox lights. I'm currently not using anything until I can get new kit."

© Jodie Bateman

© Jodie Bateman

6. Anna Neubauer

Anna Neubauer is a children's and fine art portrait photographer and visual artist from Austria, currently based in London. Her work is centred on people with visible differences, as she believes the less diversity people see in their everyday lives, the more disconcerting they might find it. "With my images, I like to capture moments with tension, inspiration, and emotion without actually using words," she says. "Whatever it makes you feel like, it's entirely up to you. I would describe my style as a bit hazy, sometimes dreamy, or a bit surreal."

She tells us she doesn't actually own a lot of equipment. "I've been shooting with my Canon EOS 5D Mark II , a 50mm and a 28-200mm lens for a long time," she says. "I mostly shoot with natural light, but I also own a softbox and some LED lights, which I occasionally use."

© Anna Neubauer

© Anna Neubauer

7. Elliott Verdier

A documentary photographer based in Paris, Elliott Verdier, is strongly influenced by a classical photojournalism culture. His clients include The New York Times, Vogue Italia, the British Journal of Photography, the Financial Times and M&C Saatchi.

"My photography is documentary but aims to be subjective," he says. "I'll always be driven by a sense of melancholy in themes I am sensitive about, such as collective memory, resilience and generational transmission." Kit-wise, he mainly uses an analogue large format camera. "It's a Sinar F1," he says, "which is supposed to be used in a studio but is robust enough to use on my travels."

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18 Creative Photography Projects to Try This Year

I shared a blog post last year with a list of creative photography projects you could do in 2021, it was fun to see them pop up on instagram, I took part in a few here and there, I didn’t manage to complete a full set but I had fun in the process. I’ve updated the list for 2022 and added a few extras, there’s some year long projects and some smaller ones that you can do in a few hours any time you please. Here we go…

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THE CLASSICS:

365 DAYS A photo a day for the entire year. This one takes commitment. You can choose one subject matter, I did mine with Ruby when she was little. Some shots were creative and fun and some were just every day moments. You could shoot landscapes or animals, or a bit of everything. 

52 WEEKS One image a week for the year, leaving you with 52 images at the end. Usually this starts on the first Monday of the year and you produce one image between the Mon-Sun space. 

A DAY IN THE LIFE Once a month I would shoot a  Day in the Life.  Sometimes I’d shoot with friends and we would share it together on blogs, sometimes I’d wake up and decide that today was the day to shoot one. You can do these as often as you like, or as little which makes them easier and more fun. They can be anything from 3 images to describe your day or 150, however you feel describes it better.

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WANT SOMETHING A LITTLE EASIER?

10 ON 10 If shooting an entire day feels a little overwhelming, this one is for you.  10 images on the 10th day of the month, a mini Day in the Life if you will. You could even do this as a ‘stories’ project on instagram and have a highlight to look back on at the end of the year.  Having a limited number of images also makes you a little more thoughtful of what shots you’ll take and what moments are important to share. ON THE HOUR For a whole day you can shoot an image on the hour (or a chosen time) of the day. This one is also brilliant for instagram stories and you can add a time stamp to each image to show the time too. 

BLACK AND WHITE I adore a black and white images, they are timeless and can make an ok image, that you weren’t very sure about, striking. Set yourself the challenge of shooting only in black and white for one day a week, or month. Or use this along with one of the other projects above.  30 DAYS An image a day for 30 days. Pick one subject like flowers or beaches, or mix it up and document a month of your life. You can do just one in the year or do multiple months, even make it 30 days of a season. So many fun options with this one.

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ADD A BIT OF A CHALLENGE

LIGHT SEEKER Theres beautiful light no matter where you look, streaming in from a window, kids faces lit up with a device or a tiny rainbow from a slither of light thats hitting in a mirror. Take time to look around and notice the light at different times of day in your home and document it for a whole day each month/week. 

100 DAYS This was one of the first I found on Flickr (remember that) and you take an image a day for 100 days. Long before I had children I would photograph woodlands and sunsets, so 100 sunsets in a row would be something wouldn’t it? You can, or don’t have to stick to a theme at all, 100 days of shots of what you are grateful for would be a beautiful project to watch grow. PHOTOBOOTHS I adore a Photo Booth. This ones less of a challenge in the photography sense but more of a challenge to actually find a Photo Booth that produces a classic black and white strip of images. There was once a good one in Edinburgh but I’m not sure its there anymore (I shall check and report back). One from every country you visit would be such a gorgeous collection!

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FAMILY PROJECTS:

FAMILY PORTRAIT Just once a month a photo of the whole family. You can do a simple shot, or get creative with them and use some props. We would all do our own thing in each shot, or get creative using mirrors and taking festive shots in a Christmas bauble reflection. This is a really fun one for watching your family grow! THE KIDS WERE HERE This is a project I’ve seen done so many times and the outcomes can be hilarious. It’s exactly what it says, document the things that kids do. The squished toothpaste tubes, dirty socks on the floor, the loo roll all pulled out, sticky hand prints on the walls. Instead of letting it drive you wild, document it! A SIMPLE PORTRAIT Just one portrait on the first day of the month of each family member. Another fun one to see how everyone changes over the course of a year. LET THE KIDS Set the kids a challenge and let them take some self portraits, or family shots. Even just using a polaroid. Get them involved in the fun.

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TRY SOMETHING NEW:

PICK UP A NEW TOOL Always wanted to try a roll of film, or video? Set yourself a wee challenge to use something new once a month and build a little skill set. Shoot like you are using film. Take 1 second of video every day for the whole year (there are apps for this) or do mini day in the life’s with video. The options are endless with this one!

FILM ROLLS 12 Rolls of film, fill one a month and have them developed for New Years eve. What a way to celebrate a new year by looking over the last year in film?

POLAROID We have a jar that we fill through the year, with cinema tickets, awards and all the fun things that happen through the year, we also love adding a polaroid in now and again.

MAKE A MINI MOVIE There’s lots of fun apps out there, one in particular called ‘1 Second Every Day’. You record a second of video daily and at the end of the year you have a montage of the entire year. I’ve always wanted to complete this one, so adding it to my own list this year!

Have fun choosing your 2022 project, I cant wait to see your progress!

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The Ten Most Visually Arresting Photo Projects of 2022

From clifford prince king’s tender portraits of black, queer intimacy to renell medrano’s album artwork for kendrick lamar’s mr. morale & the big stepper, adam murray looks back at the best photo projects from the past year.

As I was searching for ten of the best photography projects from 2022, I was struck by how the following series all challenge the culture of instant gratification, individual praise and mass of visual content that we have become so familiar with. These are projects that are testament to the value of time, of reflection, of study, and of collaboration.

New books by Mohamed Bourouissa and Nigel Shafran both feature work made many years ago, yet manage to avoid nostalgia. There are striking similarities in the way photographers Hannah Lister, Kaitlin Maxwell and Sackitey Tesa Mate-Kodjo, all use photography to engage with their everyday experience, despite living and working in different continents. Thaddé Comar and Philip Montgomery’s unflinching approach to documenting significant global events encourages viewers to reflect on their importance, whether lensing the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests or the Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd in 2020. Renell Medrano and Clifford Prince King both centre their work in domestic space to examine notions of biography, community, and performance, while Jack Davison’s debut exhibition explored the material potential inherent in photography.

Périphérique by Mohamed Bourouissa

Périphérique by Mohamed Bourouissa (lead image)

Published by Loose Joints, Périphérique , was the standout photo book of 2022, as proved by recently being awarded the Paris Photo – Aperture Book of the Year prize. It is certainly an outstanding body of work, originally made during 2005-2008, during which time Bourouissa employed a constructed scene approach in an attempt to “give a place in French history to individuals usually neglected and overlooked in contemporary society.” Those new to Bourouissa’s work should look beyond this publication to discover how the artist uses photography, moving image, sound and installation. His 2021 exhibition Hara!!!!!!hAaaRAAAAA!!!!!!hHAaA!!! held at Goldsmiths CCA is a good place to start, featuring an extensive selection of his work such as Horse Day (2014-15), a two-channel video installation documenting horse riders at urban stables in North Philadelphia.

How Was Your Dream? by Thaddé Comar 

How Was Your Dream ? by Thaddé Comar 

Published by Morel Books, How Was Your Dream? by French-Swiss photographer Thaddé Comar features photographs made in Hong Kong between August to October 2019 during the pro-democracy protests. The project examines the ways that demonstrators have developed a repertoire of techniques to counteract the tools of control used by state and police, with Comar explaining that “my artistic practice tends to get rid of the codes of photojournalism that usually comes along with the classic representation of news.”

How Was Your Dream? by Thaddé Comar 

Photographic Etchings  by Jack Davison

For his debut UK solo exhibition at Cob Gallery, Jack Davison chose to explore his archive of monochrome images that depict the human figure, architecture, animals, objects, landscapes, and townscapes. As the title suggests, the prints in the exhibition were produced using a polymer photogravure technique. The result changes the way an audience experiences his work: “the whole point is making things which are different from what people have seen digitally,” says Davison. This deliberate exploration of the materiality inherent in photography made this an exhibition that needed to be visited in real life.

Read AnOther’s interview with Jack Davison   here .

Photographic Etchings by Jack Davison

Orange Grove by Clifford Prince King

The LA-based photographer’s recently released debut book Orange Grove – published by TIS books –  features tender, intimate portraits documenting his experience as a queer Black man. In an interview with AnOther, King explained that the images in the book were made since 2016, when he first moved to Los Angeles. “My apartment at the time was very empty, we didn’t have much furniture. Being queer and Black and single, I was meeting people, having casual sex and encounters and I was just documenting that.” Describing the work being made into a book, the photographer hopes that “my audience should see themselves within that, a little nod or thumbs up from the back.”

Read AnOther’s interview with Clifford Prince King here .

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Various by Hannah Lister

Artist Hannah Lister grew up in the small town of Morecambe on the north-west coast of England, and graduated from the prestigious Royal Academy School in Summer 2022. For her degree project, Lister “worked with analogue photography to capture subtle, ambiguous and symbolic moments in the play of everyday life”. The resulting work hints at notions of family and companionship, alongside an exploration of landscape and domestic space that feels both familiar yet uncanny.

Photography by Hannah Lister

Various by Sackitey Tesa Mate-Kodjo

Sackitey Tesa Mate-Kodjo is a self-taught photographer and stylist based in Accra, Ghana who has been using Instagram since 2018 as the main outlet for his work. During 2022, he featured in the PhotoVogue Festival at BASE Milano, released his first set of NFTs, and was published in M Le magazine du Monde . Mate-Kodjo’s work is testament to the potential within the everyday and the value of collaboration with one’s chosen creative community. Found objects are transformed into one-off garments, then photographed in an unpretentious style in various locations and temporary studios close to home.

Sackitey Tesa Mate-Kodjo

Current Series (Untitled) by Kaitlin Maxwell

Kaitlin Maxwell’s ongoing Untitled Series first began in 2015, consisting of portraits of her grandmother, mother and herself photographed in various locations in America – the majority in her home state of Florida. Maxwell graduated from the MFA at Yale School of Art in 2019 and uses photography to “dissect her life through her images to try and understand who she is and where she originates [from].” Continuing this project in 2022, Maxwell follows in the tradition of photographic projects that commit to studying a subject over many years – an approach that seems to rebel against our instant image culture.

Current Series (Untitled) by Kaitlin Maxwell

Various by Renell Medrano

American photographer Renell Medrano continues to be one of the most compelling image makers of the year. Three projects from 2022 stand out; Serena and Venus Williams for Harper’s Bazaar , album artwork for Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers , and portraits of her father for Gucci, all linked by a common thread of family, domestic space and lived experience. Despite capturing some of the most photographed people in the world, Medrano collaborates with her sitters to develop refreshingly unfamiliar visual interpretations of them and their work.

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American Mirror by Philip Montgomery 

Philip Montgomery’s distinctive black-and-white photographic style has become synonymous with the documentation of contemporary America. Commissions for The New York Times Magazine during the peak of the Covid pandemic presented an unapologetically stark insight into the impact on hospitals and funeral homes. American Mirror , published by Aperture, provides a comprehensive account of his photographic work that “chronicles the fractured state of America.” With books of this nature, sometimes the subject can begin to feel a little distant, but the way in which Montgomery photographs racial tensions, protest, and widespread illness continues to maintain relevance.

American Mirror by Philip Montgomery 

The Well by Nigel Shafran

The Well , published by Loose Joints, is the first survey book of Nigel Shafran’s photographic work for fashion publications and brands that he has been making since 1982. Rather than a chronological ‘best of’, the book is a reflection on one aspect of the British photographer’s extensive body of work. As Shafran says in the introduction, “it’s a book about the ideas that always end up somewhere in my work.” The publication also gives space for conversation with others who have played an important role in this work, such as curator and writer Charlotte Cotton, art director Phil Bicker and stylist Melanie Ward; this added insight further emphasises how influential the network associated with Shafran’s photography is on other fashion imagemakers today.

Read AnOther’s feature on the book  here .

The Well by Nigel Shafran photography book

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Inspirational Photography Projects in 2022

As the year is wrapping up, it’s helpful to look at inspirational photography projects from the last 12 months. Willem Verbeeck has a great video highlighting photography projects that inspired them. Check it out!

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10 Photography Trends Shaping the Visual Industry in 2022

Are you looking for images to enhance your marketing or branding strategy explore the main trends in stock photography that you can implement in your projects..

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The perception of photography has been changing for years. It always reflects on what situations take place in society, while photographers act as artists that are called to capture moments through the lens of their cameras. This is how the latest trends in photography emerge. 

Where to learn about photo trends and find go-to images

Professional, amateur, and beginner photographers publish their art for sale on stock content marketplaces. These platforms feature a great number of pictures that you can use in your commercial projects. For example, the Depositphotos stock library provides users with trendy, royalty-free images sorted into thematic collections, replenished weekly. The platform is available at  depositphotos.com . You can also browse various categories to find new topics and apply advanced search filters to look for creative, high-quality visuals for your marketing campaigns. Additionally, the Depositphotos blog lets you stay tuned for stock photography trends with weekly thought-provoking articles. 

Where to learn about photo trends and find go-to images

New trends in photography you should be aware of

In 2022, the world and our understanding of it has changed. Due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical aspects, consumers tend to see the value in authenticity and sincerity. They favor soothing imagery instead of fully-detailed compositions. 

#1 Aerial view

Aerial shots often fascinate users with their beauty and appeal. They allow you to see usual things from an unusual angle. Photographers use drones more frequently to capture breathtaking images from up above. Aerial photos are a great solution to highlight simple geometric shapes that prevail on city streets and buildings. 

#1 Aerial view

Brands can use aerial photographs to create thematic blog posts. These eye-catching shots will add freshness to your web design and prolong browsing time. Municipality and cultural institutions can also consider drone-made photos to demonstrate the beauty of local monuments and attract more tourists. Moreover, real estate agencies frequently use aerial shots to promote exclusive commercial property like office and storage spaces. 

#2 Authentic moments

Before, photographers strived to take highly-detailed pictures with an abundance of elements. However, currently, people prefer to enjoy simple life moments and sincere emotions to support their mental health and wellbeing. That’s why creators switched to creating subtle, raw art. Such authentic photographs are filled with genuine feelings and evoke warm memories. Therefore, they can be an effective marketing tool for brand promotion. 

#2 Authentic moments

For example, jewelry companies frequently show how their accessories impact human emotions and complement customers in significant moments of their lives. Socially responsible brands can also integrate this new photography trend into their PR communications to boost the consumer outreach level. 

#3 Unfiltered shots

Netizens have tried to appear perfect on social media for years. They persistently edited their photos, applied filters, and color-corrected their visuals. However, naturalness is one of the biggest trends in photography in 2022. Users no longer want to hide their faces behind filters. Photographers use simple tricks like natural light and unique camera angles to highlight the natural beauty of their models. 

#3 Unfiltered shots

Almost all brands can implement unfiltered photos in their marketing promotions. In 2022, social proof is a top marketing trend for publications on social media. Such shots allow you to demonstrate ordinary people using your products, ensuring consumer trust in a brand. 

#4 Staged still life

Visual hierarchy and harmony are two modern web design principles, as even object placement in a photo can affect your perception of the entire composition. In 2022, staged still life has become one of the main trends in stock photography. A photographer creates an aesthetic composition where inanimate objects are placed in a certain way. Sometimes, staged still life remains a genuine work of art and makes a positive impression on users. 

#4 Staged still life

This trend is in great demand among web designers. Content creators often use staged still-life shots to promote food delivery companies, as harmonic compositions evoke a sense of order and engage customers to buy your products. 

#5 Vibrant colors

Colors play a crucial role in consumer product perception. Vibrant shades generate positive, energetic feelings, while muted ones induce calmness. In recent years, pastel colors dominated the photography industry. Brands frequently used them to create publications, covers, and icons for their social media accounts. Nonetheless, companies and photographers refocused their attention on  vibrant colors in 2022 . Bright, eye-catching visuals allow them to stand out among competitors and attract customer attention. 

#5 Vibrant colors

You can use photos with vivid colors to implement creative advertising campaigns and manage social media accounts. Just choose a bright shade that evokes associations with your brand, and make it prevalent in your publications. 

#6 Minimalism

As beauty lies in simple things, minimalism has remained a trend for centuries. In 2022, photographers increasingly strive to eliminate unnecessary details and accentuate one main aspect. Minimalism inspires content creators to highlight photo elements using simple shapes, while users can interpret images individually and get unique ideas. 

#6 Minimalism

Photographers reject overexposed shots and strive to create high-contrast compositions in 2022. Minimalistic imagery is a great visual solution for brands wanting to demonstrate their products’ features and be distinguishable. 

#7 Nostalgia

Memories of the past are a shelter to hide in when something goes wrong. Recent years have been full of challenging events. For this reason, photographers appeal to retro images in 2022, immersing audiences in the serene day-to-day matters of the far past and giving hope for the best. Especially creative minds capture shots that combine modernity and history. 

#7 Nostalgia

Fashion is cyclical, so clothing brands find the solution to weave nostalgic photography into their advertising campaigns appealing. Historic imagery can efficiently accentuate the elegance and accuracy that modern consumers value. Moreover, various well-known brands even remake old advertisements to add a little charm to their client communication. 

#8 Unity with nature

The last pandemic has shown us the importance of spending time in nature. People are going out more than ever, and photographers strive to capture these moments. Hiking in the woods, conquering the mountains, or taking a silent break by the lake. These peaceful scenes portray a real feeling of being one with nature. In 2022, photographers dedicate time to capturing such compositions. 

#8 Unity with nature

Sports brands create engaging photos that encourage spending time outside. They creatively implement nature in their marketing campaigns to show how ordinary people strengthen their spirit and make their bodies fitter. 

#9 Cultural diversity

Modern society admires a personality, regardless of nationality, faith, or gender. In 2022, professional photography reflects the beauty of diversity. There are no limits regarding age, gender, ethnicity, or health conditions. Representing cultural diversity, imagery resonates among famous brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Nike. 

#9 Cultural diversity

Your company can use culturally diverse pictures to form a positive brand image. It’s a great solution to convey to your customers that everyone is an individual, not a set of characteristics and stereotypes. 

#10 Imperfect beauty

Currently, consumers have numerous reasons to appreciate the freedom of expression and natural beauty, even if it looks imperfect. Over the years, people have looked at many doll-looking models with perfect hair and skin. It’s a lie that you no longer want to believe. Imperfect beauty attracts an increasing number of photographers, artists, and buyers. Famous brands launch mass-produced advertising campaigns to show the human body as it is. So, users see more and more models with albinism, scars, birthmarks, and other natural imperfections. 

#10 Imperfect beauty

Youth clothing and beauty brands can implement these shots in their PR communications to show their customers that there is no reason to hide flaws. After all, people shouldn’t lose their personality over ever-changing fashion and beauty trends. 

The photography industry reflects visual trends that prevail in society. By exploring consumer interests, photographers and brands can implement creative marketing campaigns that change how people view the modern world. In 2022, minimalism and simple aesthetics have become the major trends in the photography industry. These ideas allow content creators to show the social desire for pure, sincere emotions. 

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15 Hottest Photography Trends to Be Aware of in 2024

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Knowing the top photography trends is incredibly useful for any photographer. Staying ahead of the crowd puts you at the head of the game. It can help point you toward new genres, techniques, or areas to grow your photography.

Also, clients are always looking for something new. Whether it’s wedding shots, stock images, or product photography, they want fresh ideas. They aim to use images that others don’t have, as it makes their own products one-of-a-kind.

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15 Hottest Photography Trends in 2024

So, what is the hottest photography trend in 2024? AI is still at the forefront of photography this year as it evolves rapidly. We will see other photography styles and niches come as the year progresses.

Here are our picks for the top photography trends for 2024. They include trends in creativity, experimentation, connection, and storytelling. We also have a separate post about stock photography trends you can check out.

1. AI in Photography

Artificial intelligence (AI) was once just the topic of science fiction. But the future is already upon us. More and more photographers are embracing AI to boost their photography and creativity.

You see AI in elite cameras . Cameras like the Sony a7R V use AI for more advanced autofocusing. AI technology is used for faster and more accurate subject tracking. There are face- and eye-recognition features. And cameras can predict a subject’s movement. They don’t just respond to it.

But we also see its impact most in AI photo editing software . Developers are using AI to simplify complex editing processes. With the help of AI, tedious and laborious tasks now have one-click solutions.

Complex edits have become accessible to even beginners. You can easily optimize your photography and enhance your editing style. You can imagine more with your photography using artificial intelligence (AI).

Skylum has pioneered AI photo editing for the last couple of years. And Luminar Neo is the best AI-powered software on the market. It uses AI to recommend presets. But its headline features are its AI editing tools. Its GenSwap tool can now add or replace objects in your photo!

Now, AI image generation is entering the fray. Programs like PhotoAI take these tools one step further, creating portraits without a camera. Plus, software and stock photo companies have followed suit, making AI tools available to create images from scratch!

AI saves photographers time, effort, and money. But is it photography? It pushes the boundaries between what is real and imagined. But it will continue to change photography and photo editing for the foreseeable future.

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2. Smartphone Photography

As technology improves, smartphones are becoming a tool for serious photography. Now, we’re seeing almost editorial-quality images. And smartphone photography is more popular than ever.

Smartphone camera technology moves at lightning speed. There are powerful phone cameras on the market. People love their iPhone 15 and Galaxy 23 . And their successors are again eagerly anticipated this year.

You don’t have to lug around a camera to take breathtaking shots or video. There have been smartphone breakthroughs with high-resolution cameras, image stabilization, and low-light capabilities. So, you have everything they need in your pocket to take stunning images.

We are seeing more smartphone photographers. And it’s not just for everyday use. Many artists now use smartphones as their primary cameras, forgoing the latest mirrorless camera.

Social media and photojournalism will continue to propel smartphone photography into the spotlight. Newsworthy events, conflicts, and celebrations will always persist worldwide. And photographers will use their phones even more to capture and share images.

You can easily share your stories, adventures, and selfies wherever you are. Thus, smartphone photography is exploding with creativity and versatility. Candids, food photography, portraits, and minimalist architecture are just a few of the growing niches.

As smartphone cameras have improved, better AI-powered camera apps and image editors have emerged. Editing software and social media continue catering to smartphone photographers’ needs. And mobile photo editing has become easier and more convenient.

Check out iPhone School’s course for a leg up in smartphone photography .

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3. Sustainability

Climate change is still at the forefront of public discourse. But there is more and more talk and debate about clean energy and renewables. So, this year, capturing tech images like wind power, hybrid cars, and electric bikes will be trending.

Net-zero emissions, climate impact, and renewables are buzzwords in 2024. But what does this mean in practice? Photojournalists and lifestyle photographers can document how the world transitions or resists sustainability.

More practically, we must be conscious of what we buy and throw away. Everything we buy has a cost to our environment. And buying photography equipment is no different.

We can reduce plastic waste by making thoughtful choices when buying photography gear . For instance, we can spend more on better equipment instead of buying a low-quality kit at a discount.

Cheap options will break within a year and end up in a landfill. The better option can be ours for years, reducing waste. We expect more and more photographers to look for durable, long-lasting options.

Photography manufacturers aren’t the biggest culprits. But they must become more climate-conscious as demands change. Camera bag brands like Thule and Peak Design and camera filter companies like Urth lead the way.

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4. Storytelling Through Self-Portraits

Last year, we saw the rise of self-portraits, bold self-expression, and self-love in photography. We expect these photography trends to continue but with a twist. Photography is growing as a vehicle for telling our narratives through documentary-like images .

The “selfie” still dominates our social media news feeds. But self-portraiture’s credibility has taken off. Excellent self-portrait photographers tell compelling stories with their work. So, expect to see even more wonderful self-portraiture in the coming year.

These photographers are not taking selfies in the bathroom mirror. They are re-establishing the self-portrait as a serious art form. Their pictures are stylized and involve a lot of consideration. They explore themes of self-exploration and geopolitics.

Take self-portraits that express something meaningful to you. Photographers are expressing themselves unabashedly. You can shout, laugh, cry, etc., in front of your camera as much as you like. Self-portraiture can be very therapeutic!

Plus, you don’t always need to express yourself through self-portraits. You can tell personal stories through other genres, like still-life and landscape photography . Meaningful objects, rituals, or places can tell your story creatively and powerfully.

Two artists we have collaborated with provide fantastic tips for self-portraits. Check out our Fantastic Photo Adventures course and Creative Portrait Concepts eBook. They offer excellent advice for compelling, artistic self-portraiture.

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5. Bridging Generational Gaps

Cultural, body, and age diversity have recently been important and relevant topics—and they continue to be. But generational gaps are increasingly being highlighted in social media and advertising.

We see distinct goals, outlooks, and viewpoints between generations. Yet, more and more people are starting to live in multi-generational households. And while Generation Z has entered the workplace, more and more people are working well into their golden years.

You can highlight these gaps by photographing people of all ages in different settings . Photograph older people with young people so this photography trend is clear in your work. But you can juxtapose more than age.

Look for ways to differentiate between baby boomers and Generation X, Y, and Z. But don’t just show differences. Themes like cyclical fashion trends can show similarities in sensibilities and likes.

You don’t need to take photos only in households and offices. You can choose public places, like parks, cultural events, or festivals. Show how people are bridging gaps by taking photos of different generations having fun together. You can experiment a lot with this photography trend.

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6. More Than Binary

A notable trend in contemporary photography involves breaking away from traditional binary themes. Photographers are increasingly moving beyond rigid categories. And they are creating work that defies easy classification.

Photographers are embracing a multidisciplinary approach by switching roles within the creative process. They may act as both the photographer and the subject, blurring the lines between creator and observer.

This trend fosters self-expression and introspection. It lets people convey personal narratives and perspectives more authentically and nuancedly.

Photographers are also moving away from binary answers. They are embracing the complexity of the human experience. Instead of focusing solely on contrasts, they explore their subject’s multifaceted aspects.

It’s not just male or female, but masculine and feminine. It’s not just black and white, but colorful tones and shades .

This trend reflects a desire to capture the diversity and intricacies of life. It challenges viewers to engage with images on a deeper level. It prompts conversations about the complexity of identity, culture, and social issues.

This trend aligns with a broader cultural shift towards inclusivity. It helps break down stereotypes and embraces diversity.

Photographers are increasingly taking pictures that celebrate this richness of human experience. This challenges preconceived notions and fosters more inclusive and empathetic visual language.

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7. Cinematic Photography

Cinematic photography is emerging as a prominent trend this year. This style applies the artistry of filmmaking to still images . Think dramatic depth of field, compelling composition, and bold colors and backdrops.

This style attempts to evoke a cinematic feel and create visually compelling narratives. It uses techniques like strategic framing, dynamic composition, and atmospheric lighting.

Another key aspect of cinematic photography is using a wide aspect ratio. This format resembles the widescreen format of movies. It lets photographers capture expansive scenes and emphasizes storytelling with a broader canvas.

Lighting also plays a pivotal role in cinematic photography. It often features dramatic contrasts and shadows reminiscent of film noir or iconic cinematic scenes. The interplay of light and shadow helps convey emotions. It also enhances depth and creates a sense of atmosphere.

Also, color grading is a hallmark of cinematic photography. Photographers use post-processing techniques to achieve a distinct color palette. This enhances the mood and thematic elements. Warm tones, cool hues, and selective color grading enhance the cinematic aesthetic.

Cinematic photographers use storytelling elements. They use visual cues to suggest a narrative or evoke a specific emotion. They may use props, settings, and even models in a way that mirrors movies. This invites viewers to see a photo as if it were a still frame from a film.

You can use many modern digital cameras to extract a still frame from a video. Or, you can extract images from video through Adobe Photoshop .

Cinematic close-up fashion portrait of a woman

8. Hyperrealism

An extreme level of detail characterizes hyperrealism in photography. It goes beyond what the human eye typically perceives.

This style aims to create realistic images that appear more authentic than reality. Hyperrealistic photos are meticulously composed. They use advanced techniques to capture every nuance with precision.

Photographers in this genre often use high-resolution cameras , like the GFX100 II , and special lenses. They also use sophisticated post-processing methods to achieve an unprecedented level of clarity.

Every texture, reflection, and detail is precisely rendered. The result is images that can be mistaken for paintings or digital renderings. It explores subjects in mundane, everyday settings. But it elevates the ordinary to an extraordinary level through meticulous attention to detail.

This approach challenges viewers to reconsider their perception of reality. It prompts them to appreciate the world’s beauty and intricacies.

Also, hyperrealism in photography frequently involves the use of controlled lighting . This enhances details and creates a sense of heightened reality.

Hyperrealistic photography is distinguished by its combination of technical precision and artistic vision. It is compelling and thought-provoking. And it will push the boundaries of what we capture in the visual world this year.

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9. Natural Looks

To counteract AI and hyperrealism, we also expect a trend toward natural looks in photography. This style emphasizes authenticity and simplicity and avoids heavy retouching and artificial edits.

Photographers who embrace this trend seek to showcase their subjects genuinely and unfiltered. This trend celebrates imperfections and embraces the beauty found in the everyday.

The emphasis is on minimalism, both in composition and post-processing. Photographers often opt for soft, natural lighting to illuminate their subjects. Harsh artificial lights are avoided.

The goal is to capture the moment’s essence without imposing an overly stylized or contrived aesthetic. This trend extends to portraiture, where minimal makeup and styling are used. This contributes to a more authentic representation of individuals.

Candid moments and spontaneous expressions are valued . They emphasize the real emotions and connections between subjects. The overall intent is to create a visual narrative that feels honest, relatable, and closer to reality.

Post-processing techniques are subtle, with an emphasis on enhancing rather than altering. This may include slight adjustments to color balance, contrast, and clarity. But the organic feel of the image is preserved.

The world is saturated with highly curated and digitally manipulated images. Natural looks provide a refreshing reprieve.

It celebrates the inherent beauty found in simplicity and authenticity. This resonates with viewers seeking a genuine and relatable visual experience in photography.

Natural-looking portrait of a dog looking sideways

10. Modern Minimalism

Every year, we look at our images through a magnifying glass. Complexity has always been valued in photography. Photographers use so many different techniques besides composition and color management.

With the overuse of filters and editing software, photographers who want to stand out may want to take a step back. Look for minimalistic approaches to distinguish your images.

Think uncluttered compositions, bold, clean lines, and negative spaces. Think minimalist design and muted colors.

Less “noise” means more focus on the subject. This applies to shooting minimalist portraits , simple fashion shoots, bare landscapes , and more. The more stripped down you can make your images, the better.

When evaluating a shot, look at what you can remove. Depending on your composition, you can wait for elements to move out of your frame (in street photography, for example). Or aim for simpler backgrounds.

In a complex world, photography trends will continue to favor the beauty of simplicity. For more tips, check out our Urban Minimalism Smartphone eBook !

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11. Retro Aesthetics and Vintage Photography

Retro aesthetics and vintage photography have experienced a resurgence. Photographers are embracing the charm and nostalgia associated with bygone eras. As each generation gets older, nostalgia grows.

This trend involves deliberately using older photo techniques, equipment, and visual styles. Vintage and retro-looking cameras , film photography, and color palettes like Kodak film are back in vogue. 

So, take out your analog cameras , film , or digital filters that mimic the characteristics of old film stocks. Or, grab that editing software and app that gives your digital photography easy access to Kodachrome filters.

Grain, color shifts, and vignettes impart a nostalgic feel to images. This trend celebrates imperfections. It embraces the character and warmth associated with vintage photos.

But retro aesthetics extend beyond photography and encompass a broader visual style. They are inspired by specific historical periods, such as the 1970s, 80s, or 90s. These looks emphasize textures, diffuse lighting , and warm but faded colors.

This trend involves recreating the look and feel of design elements from these eras. It includes retro fashion, typography, and color palettes. Photographers contribute to this aesthetic by framing their shots in a way that mirrors the visual language of the chosen period.

Both retro aesthetics and vintage photography appeal to our desire for a simpler, more romanticized past. Photographers blend contemporary subjects with the stylistic elements of earlier times.

This takes viewers on a nostalgic journey. It offers a refreshing departure from the crisp, high-tech imagery prevalent in modern photography. We want to create timeless memories with old looks.

A portrait of a women standing by a car with a vintage aethetic

12. Instant Photography

Instant photography has resurged as a popular trend. It is fueled by nostalgia and a desire for tangible, immediate results. It is led by brands like Polaroid and Fujifilm’s Instax . Their instant cameras offer a unique, hands-on experience in our digital age.

The appeal lies in the instant gratification of holding a physical print seconds after capturing a moment. The unpredictability of colors, soft focus, and the one-of-a-kind nature of each print contribute to the charm.

We expect more wedding couples to use self-capturing instant photography options, like Instax cameras and a guest book. You get fun, spontaneous, “off-the-cuff” photos to supplement traditional wedding photography.

Influencers, artists, and enthusiasts embrace instant photography for its spontaneity and artistic possibilities. It fosters a more intentional and mindful approach to image-making. Users must carefully choose when and what to capture due to film limitations.

Beyond the look, instant photos are a counterrevolution against the delete culture of digital photos. They celebrate imperfections and the beauty of the fleeting moment.

A Fujifilm SQ1 Intax instant camera on a stool

13. Drone Photography

Drone shots have emerged as a significant photography trend. This is due to its ability to capture unique, dynamic perspectives. Plus, drones are now cheaper and more accessible than ever.

There have been many tech advancements. Improved camera resolution and stabilization means high-quality aerial images. And there will continue to be constant innovation in camera drone technology.

The impact of social media, like Instagram, has amplified the popularity of drone photography. These striking visuals stand out on platforms.

Drones find applications beyond artistic pursuits. They are widely used in landscape, real estate, and travel photography. Drones are also versatile cameras that can explore remote locations. This greatly appeals to adventure and outdoor photographers.

There are strict rules on where you can fly a drone, and rightly so. But travel photographers will continue to use aerial photography to capture jaw-dropping scenery.

The quality of images has become outstanding and helps create great content. Photography trends like drone wedding photography will continue to grow. And drone cameras will find their way into many other areas we didn’t expect.

Below is a drone image of a sandstone plateau in the Saudi Arabia’s Hisma desert. Don’t forget to use a filter for bright scenes !

A desert plateau landscape drone camera photo

14. 360 Photography

Again, this year, 360-degree photography will be a big trend. This type of photography gained a foothold in product photography. The subject turns as the camera captures a 360-degree view .

Photographers are changing how they shoot by turning the camera 360 degrees to capture the world around them. Time-lapse photography benefits from this process.

But it is also great for real estate photography. With this setup, you can capture a 360-degree scene of a room, where the viewer can move around it as if they were there. It helps bridge the gap between photography and reality.

There is, of course, also huge potential for 360 panoramic landscapes. You can create tiny planet images in Photoshop that look fantastic when done correctly.

Maybe you don’t have the capital to invest in Photoshop or an expensive 360-degree camera . But you can recreate the same technique using a tripod with a special 360-degree head, like the Vanguard Alta Pro .

A spherical 360 panoramic view of a forested autumn landscape

15. Light and Compact Mirrorless Cameras

We have entered a new era of photography for serious photographers. Camera manufacturers continue to pour resources into digital mirrorless cameras. So, if you’re holding onto a DSLR, now is the time to take that leap and buy a mirrorless one.

Mirrorless systems have always been smaller, quieter, and lighter while retaining great resolution. Now, we are seeing a trend toward mirrorless cameras that are lighter and more compact while still retaining great optics.

Last year, Canon released its lightest full-frame mirrorless camera , the EOS R8 . The Fujifilm X100v remains an in-demand compact camera. And this year, its highly anticipated successor, the X100R, is on the horizon.

Compact cameras will continue to be trendy accessories to throw in our bags. But why carry around the extra weight compared to a smartphone?

Mirrorless cameras have larger sensors for more image detail and low-light performance. They also have more versatility and better manual controls. If you want to improve your image-taking abilities, consider getting one.

Canon, Nikon, and other major camera brands are expanding their mirrorless camera lines. The trend of powerful cameras getting even lighter and more compact will continue.

Fujifilm X100V

Conclusion: Photography Trends 2024

The future is impossible for anyone to see. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make our predictions for the hottest photography trends this year.

Some trends, like AI in photography, have been growing for some time and will continue to grow in the next 12 months. But others are newer trends. Whether right or wrong, 2024 will be an exciting year for photography and photographers!

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MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS’ mission is to recognize, reward and promote talented photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community in Russia.

Founded in 2014, MIFA has received hundreds of thousands of entries up to this day from over 90 countries around the globe, providing a platform for both professional and non-professional / student photographers to showcase their works. Photographers are encouraged to enter images that they are proud of, and the Moscow art scene is a prime location to make the artists’ names well-known, and through exhibitions and media coverage, the Russian art community has received these works with increasing interest and enthusiasm.

Winners are selected by our esteemed jury of photographers, gallery owners and leaders in the photography world, and will receive the MIFA trophy, cash prizes, extensive publicity showcasing their work to a worldwide audience, and more. The MIFA professional jury will each year select 40 photographers’ work for the annual exhibition, promoting over 300 winners’ works.

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First Place Category Winners $100 cash prize each, Advertising, Architecture, Book, Editorial, Fine Art, Nature, People, Professional and emerging/student. (Paypal or Amazon gift card) *One cash prize per entry only.

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The MIFA competition is open to anyone aged 18+ residing anywhere in the world. Professional entries will be judged against other professionals; emerging and student entries against other students / emerging.

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Film Photography Project: 2022 Releases of 35mm and 16mm Low ISO Films – Blue Ultra and Yeti

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If you missed their announcements earlier in the year, the Film Photography Project (“FPP”) has brought out two new low ISO films in 2022. The two 24-exposure 35mm films are Blue Ultra, a blue/violet-hued ISO 3 color film, and Yeti, an ultra-fine ISO 6 orthochromatic black and white film. Blue Ultra is also available in 16mm format!

The films are available now from the FPP’s online store which is based in the US and serving customers nationwide. They do ship internationally to some regions, but the biggest UK and EU area stockist is Analogue Wonderland .

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The Blue Ultra ISO 3 film looks like how the name sounds. The sample images from FPP reflect a light blue or purple hue across the frames. Depending on the subject, filters used, and level of light available, the colors may vary. This is neither a daylight or tungsten balanced film, but it is recommended to shoot in daylight. If you listen to the podcast episode where FPP discussed the film, they said that reds will pop compared to the other colors, which is exciting for all red color enthusiasts.

Initially used for contact printing in motion picture post-production labs, FPP has brought this special product to still photographers. The cool color film can be processed in C41 chemistry and does not contain a remjet layer. There is however an anti-static layer to protect from the ‘electrostatic attraction of dirt particles’ (source: FPP ).

The 16mm format comes as a single perforated daylight spool of 100ft of ISO 3 magic. It is processed in ECP-2D.

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Yeti is an extremely fine grain ISO 6 black and white film. FPP says it is an orthochromatic blue-sensitive estar-based film perfect for daylight and flash. Orthochromatic films are not sensitive to red light which means that reds will show up darker on the film.

FPP recommends avoiding yellow filters and indoor/tungsten light. They also suggest loading in dim light and storing inside a bag. This is because the film is subject to “light piping” which is similar to a light leak in that it is unwanted light exposure on the film’s edge.

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A Peek into the Process

Curious as to the process of bringing the films to market, I asked FPP if they could share a little bit behind the scenes. Michael Raso from the FPP said, ‘My background is in cinematography and in 2019 the FPP started manufacturing movie film for defunct formats – Double 8 (a.k.a. Regular 8mm) and Double Perf 16mm. Preparing a film for release takes a few years. My colleagues and I are always in the process of testing and special ordering film to our specifications – some of the films are scientific that were not intended to be used to shoot pictorial. Once tested, we usually release the film in all formats – motion picture and still photography. For example, our annual “monster films” are our cine films formatted for still photography.’

The Film Photography project is on a mission to “inspire, engage and inform beginning and professional film photographers around the globe.” (source: FPP Website ) They host a great podcast, blog, Youtube channel and online store with cool films and tools for film photographers. They also run workshops and even a camera donation program . For more info, head over to their web home here .

Film Photography Project advises not to use the films in point and shoot cameras as the canisters are not DX coded and the ISO is very low. With no DX code to read, point and shoots usually default to a certain ISO, typically 100.

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Photographers can tag images on social media to share results with the community at large. For Blue Ultra, use #fppblueultra and for Yeti, the hashtag is #fppyeti35mm.

Images provided by and used with permission of the Film Photography Project. 

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<p>Odds are everybody’s heard about <em>Oppenheimer</em> in the last six months, but if you haven’t seen it yet, let us try to convince you. <em>Oppenheimer</em> tells the story of one of the developers of the atomic bomb, and the consequences he faced later. In any war, there’s a necessity for developing better weapons and defenses to protect our own countries. But to be the one developing those weapons makes you partially responsible for the destruction and loss of life that follows. Is that weapon justified by the good it brought about even though it also brought about evil? How responsible are the developers of such a weapon for making sure it’s used responsibly in the future? J. Robert Oppenheimer faced those questions and more in this fascinating portrayal.</p>

Films take the audience on journeys, delving into new stories and introducing viewers to riveting plots and storylines. Films broach multiple genres, including comedy, drama, and action, but one of the most compelling mediums to tell stories is through conversation.

And one unique thing about dialogue-heavy films is that they often present a lot of thought-provoking ideas, and that usually leads to some good conversation. In fact, there’s nothing like a good movie to prompt some great conversations with your friends, whether the movies are loaded with dialogue or not.

So with that in mind, here are ten films that either utilize dialogue throughout the majority of the runtime or are guaranteed to spark some thoughtful discussions with your friends. 

<p><em>Women Talking</em>, a nominee for best picture in the previous year, centers on a community of women living in a fictional 2010 setting, but with traditions that are reminiscent of the Mennonites. These women discover that the men in their colony exploit them while they are asleep, drugging and impregnating them. In response, the women unite and deliberate on their options, faced with the difficult decision of enduring the abuse or leaving behind the only home they have ever known to escape further harm.</p>

1. Women Talking (2022)

Women Talking , a nominee for best picture in the previous year, centers on a community of women living in a fictional 2010 setting, but with traditions that are reminiscent of the Mennonites. These women discover that the men in their colony exploit them while they are asleep, drugging and impregnating them. In response, the women unite and deliberate on their options, faced with the difficult decision of enduring the abuse or leaving behind the only home they have ever known to escape further harm.

<p><span>This meta-horror classic is just as unsettling today as it was in the 90s. <em>Funny Games</em> is a horror flick that makes the audience an accomplice in its heinous crimes. The film mocks the viewer and criticizes the horror genre for its use of violent imagery and situations.</span></p><p><span>This thought-provoking film is praised for its self-awareness and ability to create a genuinely uncomfortable viewing experience. It was released in Austria and later rebooted for American audiences in 2007.</span></p>

2. Funny Games (2007)

This cinematic experience delves into the chilling story of a family getaway gone awry. Upon their arrival at a lakefront retreat, this family finds themselves confronted by two individuals with sinister intentions. The plot unfolds through unsettling conversations between the aggressors and the family they have targeted, ultimately leading to a riveting climax. The satire asks why we tend to watch violence instead of preventing it.

<p><span>The original </span><em><span>The Guilty</span></em><span> is a 2018 Danish film following a phone call between a dispatcher and a woman in captivity. However, the phone call drops, and the dispatcher uses his office space and the technological tool to help solve the crime and free the kidnapped woman. But as the case develops, the dispatcher and the kidnapped woman both make confessions over the phone which will leave you questioning who’s right and wrong, and the nature of humanity.</span></p>

3. The Guilty (2018)

The original  The Guilty is a 2018 Danish film following a phone call between a dispatcher and a woman in captivity. However, the phone call drops, and the dispatcher uses his office space and the technological tool to help solve the crime and free the kidnapped woman. But as the case develops, the dispatcher and the kidnapped woman both make confessions over the phone which will leave you questioning who’s right and wrong, and the nature of humanity.

<p><span><em>Mass</em> is a heart-wrenching film revolving around a school shooting. The parents of the school shooter and the parents of one of the victims exchange conversations about the event and their lives following the tragedy.  The whole film takes place in the church where the two couples are talking; through their grief, their anger, their accusations and outbursts, and finally their reconciliation. </span></p><p><a class="theme markdown__link" href="https://www.msn.com/en-us/channel/source/Movie%20Nights/sr-vid-d3yx0j8wg3fdqxaqdfi2763g5nci5pve998s6wqpatsfh409wnvs" rel="noopener noreferrer">Follow us on MSN to see more of our exclusive entertainment content.</a></p>

4. Mass (2021)

Mass is a heart-wrenching film revolving around a school shooting. The parents of the school shooter and the parents of one of the victims exchange conversations about the event and their lives following the tragedy.  The whole film takes place in the church where the two couples are talking; through their grief, their anger, their accusations and outbursts, and finally their reconciliation. 

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<p>In the film <em>Coherence,</em> a mysterious comet passes over a dinner party, causing a surreal and mind-bending disruption, leading to increasingly strange and disorienting events that challenge the characters’ perceptions of reality. This film isn’t known as mainstream but has gained popularity with independent and science fiction film lovers for its creative storytelling, exceptional low-budget filming, and suspenseful atmosphere.</p>

5. Coherence (2013)

This 2013 film examines all the possibilities within multiple realities and the realities within those realities, and so on and so forth. The perplexing movie starts with a dinner gathering involving a family and their past romantic partners, adding a layer of suspense to the storyline. After a comet triggers unforeseen incidents, the friends engage in a series of investigations to uncover the truth.

<p><span><em>Pontypool</em> offers a revitalized take on a virus movie: a superspreader through the English language. The plot follows a disc jockey determined to save the community. He utilizes his radio studio and warns the public of the increased risk of the virus. </span></p>

6. Pontypool (2008)

Pontypool offers a revitalized take on a virus movie: a superspreader through the English language. The plot follows a disc jockey determined to save the community. He utilizes his radio studio and warns the public of the increased risk of the virus. 

<p><span><em>The Invitation</em> is perfect for anyone who likes films about cults and/or dinner parties. The film opens with a straight couple arriving at a dinner party for the husband’s ex-wife. Strange, right? Correct. The directing in this film leads the viewer to question the hosts’ intentions and the guests’ safety. And all major plot points occur through conversation.  </span></p><p><a class="theme markdown__link" href="https://www.msn.com/en-us/channel/source/Movie%20Nights/sr-vid-d3yx0j8wg3fdqxaqdfi2763g5nci5pve998s6wqpatsfh409wnvs" rel="noopener noreferrer">Follow us on MSN to see more of our exclusive entertainment content.</a></p>

7. The Invitation (2015)

The Invitation is perfect for anyone who likes films about cults and/or dinner parties. The film opens with a straight couple arriving at a dinner party for the husband’s ex-wife. Strange, right? Correct. The directing in this film leads the viewer to question the hosts’ intentions and the guests’ safety. And all major plot points occur through conversation.  

<p><span>Sam Levinson’s feature film received mixed reviews despite </span><em><span>Euphoria, </span></em><span>his Emmy-award-winning TV series gaining traction. <em>Malcolm and Marie</em> star Zendaya and John David Washington for a nearly two-hour argument between a couple navigating their wavering relationship. If you’re a fan of slow-paced noirs, this film is for you. </span></p>

8. Malcolm and Marie (2021)

Sam Levinson’s feature film received mixed reviews despite  Euphoria,  his Emmy-award-winning TV series gaining traction. Malcolm and Marie star Zendaya and John David Washington for a nearly two-hour argument between a couple navigating their wavering relationship. If you’re a fan of slow-paced noirs, this film is for you. 

<p><span>The title of this movie explains the plot. Andre invites an old friend to dinner to speak of his experience traveling the world while the other party (Wallace) remains in New York and resorts to a life of mediocrity. But Wally insists that his familiarity with his surroundings has given him time to love them, to appreciate the smallest of things. The whole movie centers around their discussion between Andre’s larger-than-life adventures, and Wally’s increased appreciation for the daily details.</span></p>

9. My Dinner With Andre (1981)

The title of this movie explains the plot. Andre invites an old friend to dinner to speak of his experience traveling the world while the other party (Wallace) remains in New York and resorts to a life of mediocrity. But Wally insists that his familiarity with his surroundings has given him time to love them, to appreciate the smallest of things. The whole movie centers around their discussion between Andre’s larger-than-life adventures, and Wally’s increased appreciation for the daily details.

<p><span>One of the 1980s’ most memorable movies, <em>The Breakfast Club</em> showcases five people who find themselves in detention and spend an afternoon together.</span></p><p><span>We have the jock, the nerd, the goth, the straight-A student, and the burnout, who all come together to understand their differences during a lengthy Saturday detention. In the 80s, kids didn’t have a swath of electronic devices to entertain themselves with, so they did what every other person in the 80s did. They talked.</span></p><p><a class="theme markdown__link" href="https://www.msn.com/en-us/channel/source/Movie%20Nights/sr-vid-d3yx0j8wg3fdqxaqdfi2763g5nci5pve998s6wqpatsfh409wnvs" rel="noopener noreferrer">Follow us on MSN to see more of our exclusive entertainment content.</a></p>

10. The Breakfast Club (1985)

One of the 1980s’ most memorable movies, The Breakfast Club showcases five people who find themselves in detention and spend an afternoon together.

We have the jock, the nerd, the goth, the straight-A student, and the burnout, who all come together to understand their differences during a lengthy Saturday detention. In the 80s, kids didn’t have a swath of electronic devices to entertain themselves with, so they did what every other person in the 80s did. They talked.

<p><em>Dead Poets Society</em> centers around a boys-only boarding school in the late 50’s, and their new teacher in their poetry class. The movie is mostly driven by the conversations between the boys, the boys and their fathers, and the boys and their teacher. But even more than the conversations within the movie, this one will spark conversations, especially among parents, teachers and teens about the importance of the arts, honesty, and pursuing the subjects that come most naturally to us.</p>

11. Dead Poets Society (1989)

Dead Poets Society centers around a boys-only boarding school in the late 50’s, and their new teacher in their poetry class. The movie is mostly driven by the conversations between the boys, the boys and their fathers, and the boys and their teacher. But even more than the conversations within the movie, this one will spark conversations, especially among parents, teachers and teens about the importance of the arts, honesty, and pursuing the subjects that come most naturally to us.

<p><span><em>Inception</em> is Christopher Nolan’s attempt at making a James Bond homage film. Only Christopher knows if he was successful in the endeavor or not. What is clear is that he created one of the best action films of the 2000s.</span></p><p><span>This sci-fi action thriller is unlike anything else in the genre. Inception offers viewers an ambitious story, beautifully shot action scenes, and an ending still discussed over a decade later.</span></p>

12. Inception (2010)

The movie  The Princess Bride has the phrase “Dream within a dream” in the actual dialogue, but Inception is actually about a dream within a dream (within a dream, within a dream, within  another dream.) Yes, we were confused too. It’s a movie that definitely requires more than one watch, and at the end, it’ll definitely make you want to find some sort of tell, a way to know whether  you’re dreaming or not.

<p>The controversy behind the man J. Robert Oppenheimer is the reason the movie itself was made, and this movie is sure to get you thinking, if not talking over all the details with your friends. Oppenheimer was one of the main leaders of the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic weapons which were used to end World War II. Oppenheimer was conflicted about his role and the future use of atomic weaponry, which eventually lead to his trail, which is where the movie begins.</p><p><a class="theme markdown__link" href="https://www.msn.com/en-us/channel/source/Movie%20Nights/sr-vid-d3yx0j8wg3fdqxaqdfi2763g5nci5pve998s6wqpatsfh409wnvs" rel="noopener noreferrer">Follow us on MSN to see more of our exclusive entertainment content.</a></p>

13. Oppenheimer (2023)

The controversy behind the man J. Robert Oppenheimer is the reason the movie itself was made, and this movie is sure to get you thinking, if not talking over all the details with your friends. Oppenheimer was one of the main leaders of the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic weapons which were used to end World War II. Oppenheimer was conflicted about his role and the future use of atomic weaponry, which eventually lead to his trail, which is where the movie begins.

<p>This film is less conversation and more action, but it’ll definitely force you to consider the nature of friendship, and what reasons might be powerful enough to end a friendship, or even turn friends into enemies. What does it take to turn love into hatred? How can people who were once true friends now wish each other real evil? And does reconciliation have any power?</p>

14. Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

This film is less conversation and more action, but it’ll definitely force you to consider the nature of friendship, and what reasons might be powerful enough to end a friendship, or even turn friends into enemies. What does it take to turn love into hatred? How can people who were once true friends now wish each other real evil? And does reconciliation have any power?

<p>In <em>Black Swan</em>, Nina (Natalie Portman) is cast in the ballet <em>Swan Lake</em> for the double role of white swan and black swan. But while Nina embodies Odette, the innocent white swan, perfectly, there’s something lacking in her performance of Odile, the black swan. But then a new dancer joins the company, and she embodies the black swan perfectly. Nina finds herself competing to keep her role portraying the black and white swans, and her attempt to <em>become</em> the black swan as she does the white leads her into madness.</p>

15. Black Swan (2010)

In  Black Swan , Nina (Natalie Portman) is cast in the ballet  Swan Lake for the double role of white swan and black swan. But while Nina embodies Odette, the innocent white swan, perfectly, there’s something lacking in her performance of Odile, the black swan. But then a new dancer joins the company, and she embodies the black swan perfectly. Nina finds herself competing to keep her role portraying the black and white swans, and her attempt to  become the black swan as she does the white leads her into madness.

<p>This film is largely driven by conversation. It is set in Austin, Texas and follows one person after another as they simply go about their day. Each transition to a new character comes when two people join a conversation. As the conversation ends, the movie begins to follow the newer person into the next conversation, and the pattern repeats. This film is not only filled with conversation, but it’ll get you thinking and talking too.</p><p><a class="theme markdown__link" href="https://www.msn.com/en-us/channel/source/Movie%20Nights/sr-vid-d3yx0j8wg3fdqxaqdfi2763g5nci5pve998s6wqpatsfh409wnvs" rel="noopener noreferrer">Follow us on MSN to see more of our exclusive entertainment content.</a></p>

16. Slacker (1990)

This film is largely driven by conversation. It is set in Austin, Texas and follows one person after another as they simply go about their day. Each transition to a new character comes when two people join a conversation. As the conversation ends, the movie begins to follow the newer person into the next conversation, and the pattern repeats. This film is not only filled with conversation, but it’ll get you thinking and talking too.

<p><em>The Diner</em> is a series of short scenes, strung together by the familiar characters and a loose narrative arc. Five friends; Modell, Eddie, Boogie, Fenwick, and Shrevie have a shared favorite diner, where they frequently meet up. Throughout the film they pull pranks, fall in love, scheme, confess, and commit a series of small betrayals and reconciliations. You’ll be left not only with several memorable conversations to ponder, but wondering what friendship should look like.</p>

17. Diner (1982)

The Diner is a series of short scenes, strung together by the familiar characters and a loose narrative arc. Five friends; Modell, Eddie, Boogie, Fenwick, and Shrevie have a shared favorite diner, where they frequently meet up. Throughout the film they pull pranks, fall in love, scheme, confess, and commit a series of small betrayals and reconciliations. You’ll be left not only with several memorable conversations to ponder, but wondering what friendship should look like.

<p>This is another movie that plays out almost entirely in one small room. <em> 12 Angry Men</em> is the story of a jury who must determine if a young man is guilty or innocent of his accused crimes. The men face antagonism and frustration between each other, and also are forced to confront their own biases, and how quickly they were willing to put their own comfort above truth and justice.</p>

18. 12 Angry Men (1957)

This is another movie that plays out almost entirely in one small room.  12 Angry Men is the story of a jury who must determine if a young man is guilty or innocent of his accused crimes. The men face antagonism and frustration between each other, and also are forced to confront their own biases, and how quickly they were willing to put their own comfort above truth and justice.

<p>This film doesn’t only have conversation in it, the premise of the film revolves around language itself. But uniquely, this language confers ability that human beings don’t have yet; a knowledge of what will happen in the future. But this knowledge is dangerous; it has consequences that might make it more painful than it’s worth. <em>Arrival</em> asks the question of to what lengths human beings will go for happiness, and what role communication plays on every level, from our personal lives to global conversations.</p><p><a class="theme markdown__link" href="https://www.msn.com/en-us/channel/source/Movie%20Nights/sr-vid-d3yx0j8wg3fdqxaqdfi2763g5nci5pve998s6wqpatsfh409wnvs" rel="noopener noreferrer">Follow us on MSN to see more of our exclusive entertainment content.</a></p>

19. Arrival (2016)

This film doesn’t only have conversation in it, the premise of the film revolves around language itself. But uniquely, this language confers ability that human beings don’t have yet; a knowledge of what will happen in the future. But this knowledge is dangerous; it has consequences that might make it more painful than it’s worth.  Arrival asks the question of to what lengths human beings will go for happiness, and what role communication plays on every level, from our personal lives to global conversations.

<p>This is a World War II film that tells the story of Alan Turing, who designed a machine that could crack the messages that Germans were coding on the enigma machine. Despite his incredible intellect, Turing was irritable and hard to work with, and his work was nearly destroyed or disregarded several times. With the help of Clarke (Kiera Knightly), he managed to collaborate successfully with others. But once the war is over, Turing is left without a serious mission or the freedom to enjoy the lifestyle he wants, and his mental health deteriorates.</p>

20. The Imitation Game (2014)

This is a World War II film that tells the story of Alan Turing, who designed a machine that could crack the messages that Germans were coding on the enigma machine. Despite his incredible intellect, Turing was irritable and hard to work with, and his work was nearly destroyed or disregarded several times. With the help of Clarke (Kiera Knightly), he managed to collaborate successfully with others. But once the war is over, Turing is left without a serious mission or the freedom to enjoy the lifestyle he wants, and his mental health deteriorates.

<p><em>Hamilton</em>, a a Broadway musical, came to film in 2020. It’s an incredible film, and it tells the story of Alexander Hamilton and his role in the Revolutionary War and the founding of America. It’s filled with the ideas that Hamilton himself championed, and his relationships with the other Founding Fathers. There’s a lot to discuss in this film, and we suspect you’re going to enjoy learning American history with the help of great music!</p>

21. Hamilton (2020)

Hamilton , a a Broadway musical, came to film in 2020. It’s an incredible film, and it tells the story of Alexander Hamilton and his role in the Revolutionary War and the founding of America. It’s filled with the ideas that Hamilton himself championed, and his relationships with the other Founding Fathers. There’s a lot to discuss in this film, and we suspect you’re going to enjoy learning American history with the help of great music!

<p>If you have ever gone to the theaters, rented a movie, or finally picked something to stream only to be disappointed by how dull it was. You are not alone. Here is a list of the 10 most boring movies people have ever seen.</p><p class="gb-headline gb-headline-56c7eb13 gb-headline-text"><a href="https://financequickfix.com/10-most-boring-movies-people-have-ever-seen/">10 Most Excruciatingly Boring Movies Ever Made</a></p>

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If you have ever gone to the theaters, rented a movie, or finally picked something to stream only to be disappointed by how dull it was. You are not alone. Here is a list of the 10 most boring movies people have ever seen.

<p>There is no shortage of stupid movies; more are added to the library yearly. However, despite being ridiculous to some, others genuinely love these films. After asking for examples of the movies in question, these are the top-voted responses.</p><p class="gb-headline gb-headline-56c7eb13 gb-headline-text"><a href="https://financequickfix.com/10-terrible-movies-that-everyone-seems-to-love/">10 Terrible Movies That Everyone Seems to Love</a></p>

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Ukraine war latest: Russia claims it has seized more villages - as Ukraine faces 'extremely dangerous' moment

Fighting is ongoing in Kharkiv, Ukraine's governor for the region has said - as Russia claims it has taken control of multiple villages in its surprise offensive. Lord Cameron has warned it is an "extremely dangerous" moment in the war.

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  • More than 4,000 civilians have fled Kharkiv region after Friday morning's surprise attack by Putin's military  
  • Russia claims to have captured another four villages in Kharkiv - bringing total to nine
  • Cameron says new Russian offensive marks 'extremely dangerous' moment for Ukraine  
  • At least seven killed after apartment collapse in Belgorod - Russian media
  • Eyewitness: Deborah Haynes reports from town 'flattened' in offensive
  • Analysis:  Russia's attack in Kharkiv region not a complete surprise - but the force of it is

We're pausing our coverage of the Ukraine war for now.

A lot's happened today on the northeastern border between Ukraine and Russia.

Russia's fierce offensive has continued in the Kharkiv region, with thousands of civilians continuing to flee.

Ukraine's military chief Oleksandr Syrskyi insisted his forces were doing all they could to contain the Russian threat, but admitted it was proving a challenge, while Russia's defence ministry claimed Putin's troops had taken another four villages near the border.

Meanwhile Russian media said at least seven people had been killed and 17 injured after a 10-storey apartment block collapsed in the Russian city of Belgorod.

Russian officials made unverified claims the missile was part of an aerial attack by Ukraine.

We'll be back with any major updates later, and we'll resume our regular live updates tomorrow morning. 

Thanks for following along. 

The Ukrainian air force has warned a rocket flew through Ukraine's Sumy region this afternoon - not far from Kharkiv.

It didn't give any more information about the rocket, other than saying it was part of "significant activity of enemy aviation".

A Kyiv Independent journalist on the ground in Kharkiv reported hearing explosions later this afternoon, the publication said.

They said they heard them at around 4.15pm local time (2.15pm GMT) - about an hour after the air force's update.

This report hasn't been backed up by Ukrainian officials.

We've got an update completely out of left field now...

The Ukrainian president's top aide has just tweeted saying he's held a meeting with none other than rock legend Bono.

Andriy Yermak said they discussed how Ukraine continues to "resist Russian aggression".

The Irishman has been a vocal supporter of Ukraine since its war with Russia began.

In 2022, he put on a surprise gig in Kyiv and told Sky News the conflict was "one man's war really" - referring to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

More recently the 64-year-old singer, who's never been one to shy away from politics, started paying tribute to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny during a live performance days after he died in prison.

We've now got footage showing the moment a 10-storey apartment block collapsed in Belgorod.

At least seven people have been killed and 17 more injured after the building was struck by a shot-down missile, Russian media says.

Russian officials say the missile was part of an aerial attack by Ukraine. The claims have not been verified.

Footage also shows emergency services continuing to search the rubble for survivors.

We're seeing photos for the first time of Ukrainian soldiers on the frontline against Russia's offensive in Kharkiv.

Their military chief Oleksandr Syrskyi earlier insisted Ukrainian forces were doing all they could to contain the Russian threat, but admitted it was proving a challenge.

You can see the impact of that challenge in the images below, two of which show Ukrainian military paramedics treating a wounded service member.

They're near the town of Vovchansk, which has seen some of the most brutal fighting since the Russian attack began on Friday.

Some more details now from the ongoing search of a collapsed apartment block in the Russian city of Belgorod.

At least seven are dead and 17 injured after the 10-storey block fell, according to Russian media.

Russian officials say the building was struck by a Soviet-era missile launched by Ukraine that was shot down by Russia.

Specifically, they claimed it was a "massive mile attack" with Tochka ballistic missiles and Adler and RM-70 Vampire (MLRS) multiple launch rocket systems.

They said the attack, which involved at least 12 missiles, took place at 8.40am GMT.

Later, as emergency services scoured the rubble for survivors, the roof of the block collapsed and people ran for their lives, Reuters reported, with dust and rubble falling behind them.

Russian claims of a Ukrainian attack have not been verified and Kyiv officials have not commented.

Ukrainian officials never acknowledge responsibility for attacks on Russian territory or the Crimean Peninsula.

You may have noticed the bulk of our reporting over the past two days has covered two regions: Kharkiv in Ukraine and Belgorod in Russia.

A lot has happened in both, but here's a summary of events: 

In Kharkiv:  Russian forces have launched a brutal offensive, leading to fighting in various villages along the northeastern border separating Ukraine and Russia. 

Russia's defence ministry claims its troops have seized nine villages. Ukrainian officials, who have not commented on these claims, say thousands of civilians have been evacuated from the region.

In Belgorod:   Russian media has reported at least seven people have died and 15 more are injured after a whole section of the 10-storey building fell.

The governor of Russia's Belgorod region said the incident is a consequence of continuous attacks by Ukraine over the weekend - though Ukraine has not commented on the unverified claims.

Cities on opposite sides of the border

On the surface, these are separate incidents happening right next to each other.

And while Ukraine hasn't commented on whether it's responsible for the latest incident in Belgorod, it's no secret the city has regularly been targeted by Ukrainian artillery, drones and proxies over the past year.

Belgorod is a logistics hub for Russian military activity and Kyiv has always denied targeting civilians. 

Military analysts have speculated these attacks in Belgorod could have led Russia to carry out its brutal offensive in Kharkiv.

President Putin has long promised to create a buffer zone to push Ukrainian forces out of artillery range, which would limit the attacks on this frontier town. 

It's a likely motive, our military analyst  Sean Bell  has said, as is stretching Ukraine's military and potentially looking to seize the whole of Kharkiv.

We're seeing images from the Russian city of Belgorod, where part of a multi-storey apartment building has collapsed.

Russian media has reported at least seven people have died and 15 more are injured after a whole section of the 10-storey building fell.

Local officials have blamed the incident on "massive shelling by the armed forces of Ukraine" - but these claims have not been verified and Ukrainian officials have not commented.

Just before Russia claimed its troops had seized another four villages in Kharkiv, Ukraine's military chief had given an update on Telegram.

Oleksandr Syrskyi insisted his forces were doing all they could to contain the Russian threat, but admitted it was proving a challenge.

"Units of the Defence Forces are fighting fierce defensive battles, the attempts of the Russian invaders to break through our defences have been stopped," he said.

"The situation is difficult, but the Defence Forces of Ukraine are doing everything to hold defensive lines and positions, inflict damage on the enemy."

Ukrainian officials have not commented on reports from Russia claiming it has captured the villages of Hatyshche, Krasne, Morokhovets and Oliinykove.

The Russian defence ministry claims troops have seized four more villages in the Kharkiv region - which would bring the total to nine.

The ministry yesterday declared they had taken the Ukrainian villages of Borysivka, Ohirtseve, Pylna and Strilecha, all of which are directly on the border with Russia's Belgorod region.

Russian officials said they had also captured another village, Pletenivka.

Now they've claimed four more: Hatyshche, Krasne, Morokhovets and Oliinykove.

Kyiv has not commented on the latest claims, but Ukrainian officials have remained adamant up until now that the country's troops are continuing to fight and prevent Russians from claiming more ground.

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