Modern trends in photo editing

As a rule, only photographers and bloggers bother about the style of photo processing. But since photographers are blogging and bloggers are taking pictures, they are equally creating trends that then blow up Instagram and other social networks. We studied topic of photobloggers and highlighted the main trends in the processing of 2018 year, so in 2019 you did not copy the leaders, and found himself and his own style.

Mobile processing

More and more photographers and bloggers take photos on a smartphone and immediately process them directly in the phone with the help of applications installed on it. Professional photographers still hold on: take pictures on the DSLR, processed in Lightroom and Photoshop, save photos for social networks and only then publish their photos in Instagram.

But for many, this process already seems difficult and protracted. And if the commercial photography photographers still carry a DSLR, then traveling and life photographed on the phone. And that the photos taken on the DSLR and on the phone, did not differ in quality and style, they can impose their proprietary presets in the mobile version of Lightroom.

Natural treatment

The trend for natural photos has been around for years. But even on the photo stock for advertising and publication in the media is better to buy the most natural pictures, and lookbooks fashion brands are not shot in the Studio, and right on the street or in a cafe. Natural, realistic pictures people believe more than licked in photoshop pictures.

Even online stores put different fashion filters on their catalog fashion photos to make the photo look more natural, as if this sweater was worn not for the sake of sale, but for the sake of likes in Instagram.

So in 2019 will remain the fashion for natural shades, natural, the appearance (freckles, moles, hair, eyes), casual in handling.

Cinematic style

Only a few photographers create photos that resemble the style of a still frame from the film, but many photographers would dream to be able to. In addition, you need to catch the moment and build the composition so that it seemed that this frame will be the next, still need to work very well in the editor to get a cinematic shot. These are working with colors, gradients, adding noise and vignetting, cropping and black fields – all these manipulations are aimed at bringing the digital photo closer to the film.

Scratches, highlights and grain

The effect of the film makes our heart shrink, nostalgic for youth, and favorably like photos with scratches and grain, as well as characteristic of film photography colors and highlights. Now many mobile applications (Kuni, Huji) provide a set of film filters.

And remember those red numbers on the photo, which knocked the date and time of shooting? Like a trifle, but such a detail on the published photo will definitely cause a response and a surge of memories from subscribers, as well as a desire to flip through your school photo album.

Nostalgia for the Polaroid

This is also a fashionable feature. Now bought even at the wedding of the photographer with a Polaroid, to immediately distribute pictures to all guests. Often you can find photo zones on fests, where you can take a picture not only on the phone, but also on the Polaroid and immediately get a printed photo. This fashion trend is reflected in the processing of photos for social networks.

Characteristic processing and frames in the style of Polaroid can be found in applications Instant, PLOT and analogues.

Weather effects

Not every photographer is ready to shoot in the rain, but to go for a walk through the puddles, when the sky is in the sun, the clouds are illuminated, and even a rainbow – it can all. And then when processing add raindrops or even make a GIF with rain outside the window – all this allows you to make modern applications (for example, Plotaverse). To add a photo of falling snow, floating clouds, sea and waves, the flames – all trend of 2018.

But to finish the snowflakes where they are not enough, to add sunlight to the atmosphere and the warmth of summer photos – this is a timeless processing techniques that photographers will always use.

Bokeh everywhere

The explosion of the trend is observed in the Christmas holidays, but photos with blurred lights (city lights, Parking lights) are relevant at any time of the year. You need to shoot such shots with the aperture open, so that the lights do not fall into the zone of sharpness, but when processing they can be added in photoshop or directly in the phone using the Picsart application.

Dominant of one color

Bright trend in monochrome covered all areas of visual art, including photography. Total black, total red, total white, total nude…

The same trend can be attributed to the popularity of pale pink and peach shades and filters when processing photos. According to the Pantone color Institute, coral is declared the color of 2019, so perhaps this trend in processing will continue.

However, there is a commitment to a single style and the monochrome reverse side of the coin. Bleached, plain profiles have become very popular in Instagram and have generated a lot of followers as a result of selling their author presets. After all, it is much easier to put a ready filter on your photo than to crawl back and forth sliders of saturation, exposure and white balance. Once in the telegram we already wrote that there is no universal preset that will make a candy out of your picture. However, selling presets is beneficial to photographers and bloggers because they get paid knowing that none of those who buy their presets will ever be able to get photos of the same level.

Chocolate toning

Top reception in photo processing, which is used to transfer heat, tenderness, comfort. More often found in lovestory, but is applicable in any genre, as the warmth and comfort everyone wants. Coffee shades can be achieved with the help of corrective layers in photoshop or a ready filter in a mobile application (Lightroom, VSCO, Snapseed).

Turning green into blue

In any incomprehensible situation translate green into blue-and you will be happy. And even not green can be translated in blue-and only from this win. About so you can call a very beautiful trend in color correction photos.

As you know, blue is the most popular color in the world, photos with blue color are most often liked in social networks, and in combination with red and freckles, it is especially beautiful, so this trend in processing will continue soon.

Adjustment of appearance

On the one hand, the tendency for naturalness says that the photo should be as sincere and truthful as possible. On the other hand, mobile application developers are thriving, allowing you to whiten teeth, remove pimples, get rid of scars, change skin tone (for example, Facetune). Thanks to them, you can change your photo hair color or apply a tattoo.

We are not talking about changing the proportions of the body: you can increase your lips, chest or buttocks, draw press cubes. And all this right with your finger on the phone! But to make it look natural, watch the background to the doors, Windows and other objects in the background remained proportional

Double exposure

This creative technique was previously available only to those who already masterfully owned photoshop, and now every top blogger has already tried to impose one picture on another and get an interesting effect: then you have trees in your hair, then you(-a) hug yourself, then in your head you can see the place you dream of. Now this creativity has become more accessible, although, to be honest, really masterly use all these applications, those who have long and well versed in photoshop.