WirePicks for January 2023
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WirePicks for January 2023

Published on January 18, 2023

If you’ve been following stock photo trends at all, then you know that 2023 is bound to be interesting. Let’s kick things off with January, and the stock photo trends you need to follow in order to sell big. With artificial intelligence on the rise, expect to see more demand for lifelike and realistic AI content. We can also expect to see an increase in the use of drones for aerial photography and the minimalist trend back in action!

The demand for unique and creative stock photos is also expected to increase as businesses strive to stand out from their competitors in this ever-changing digital world. So make sure you stay ahead of the curve by keeping up with all the latest stock photography trends!

AI in Content

AI by Steve Santana

AI stock photography is becoming increasingly popular for visual content creators as it allows them to create stunning visuals without spending hours of time on the task. AI-powered stock photography tools can help you find images that match your requirements and save you time while creating visuals.

It's no surprise that AI stock photography trends are on the rise. With AI-powered tools, content creators can quickly generate visuals with the highest quality standards in mind. Plus, they don't have to worry about copyright issues as these tools generate royalty-free images. This makes it easier for content creators to focus on what matters most - creating beautiful visuals that capture their audience's attention and drive engagement!

Drones Up, Please 

Photo by Carlos Martel Werner

Come January, you might need to invest in a drone (if you do not have one already). As stock photography trends continue to evolve, drones have become a popular tool for capturing unique and stunning images. With the help of drones, photographers can easily access hard-to-reach locations and capture breathtaking shots from a bird’s eye view. Not only do drones provide an exciting perspective, they also allow photographers to capture wide angles with ease.

Use your drone as much as you can, wherever you can. Don’t be afraid to experiment either, January is all about showing aerial views from a different perspective.

Minimalism is Back

Photo by Prasetya Pinilih

Minimalism is a growing trend in stock photography - and it's not hard to see why! With fewer elements in the frame, minimalistic images can be used to communicate an idea or emotion quickly and effectively. Plus, they don't require any special equipment or software to create.

Whether you're a professional photographer or just getting started, minimalism in stock photography is an approach worth exploring. With the right composition and subject matter, you can create stunning images that stand out from the crowd. And don’t be afraid to switch up your subject matter, either. Here are a few ideas to incorporate into your next minimalist photoshoot:

  • Minimalist interiors. Greige (gray and beige) is in resurgence right now, so incorporate this color palette into the interior you’re shooting.
  • Minimalist style and clothing. Ditch the polychrome this January and opt for more pastels and neutrals. Don’t go overboard with the accessories either.
  • Minimalist backgrounds. Backdrops that are too vivid tend to take away from the subject of the image, so strip the background of extra clutter and get to shooting!