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Top 100 Photography Trends of 2015

From Axe-Wielding Camera Bags to Limb-Like Selfie Sticks

— January 16, 2016 — Tech
The top 2015 photography trends reveal an increasing focus on armature photography. In recent years, the rise of smartphones and digital cameras has made it easier than ever for the average consumer to explore the art of photography. As a result, many brands are capitalizing on this interest by designing user-friendly cameras and photo-taking accessories.

As smartphone cameras become increasingly powerful, consumers are able to capture breathtaking shots with just the click of a button. In turn, there are a number of accessories designed to enhance the features already built into the average camera. Some of these add-ons include smartphone flash attachments, lens-enhancing cases and floating camera mounts.

For consumers who still prefer to use a physical camera, there are a number of devices designed to make photography more user-friendly. These products can range from simple devices such as durable camera straps to more complex tools such as autonomous photography drones.

For a more in-depth look at the world of modern photography, consult Trend Hunter's 2016 Trend Report.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Spherical Shooting Cameras
Spherical Shooting Cameras
The Ricoh Theta S Shoots 360-Degree Full HD Videos
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99
Upgraded 4K Cameras
Upgraded 4K Cameras
The Canon EOS C300 Mark II Has Internal 4K Recording
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98
Mirrorless Retro Cameras
Mirrorless Retro Cameras
The 4K Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Camera Features Retro Styling
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97
Non-Intimidating Cameras
Non-Intimidating Cameras
The Fujifilm X-T10 Offers Top-Notch Features in an Easy-To-Use Package
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96
3D Image-Capturing Scanners
3D Image-Capturing Scanners
This Smartphone & Tablet Extension Allows Users to Capture 3D Images
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95
Aerial Photography Servies
Aerial Photography Servies
This Company Allows Users to Hire Drone Pilots for Photography Projects
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94
Beacon-Based Photo Apps
Beacon-Based Photo Apps
The Droppie App Uses Beacon Technology to Share Images Based on Location
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93
Durable Aerial Cameras
Durable Aerial Cameras
The Hasselblad A5D Aerial Camera is Free of Moving Parts
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92
Selective Lifelogging Cameras
Selective Lifelogging Cameras
The QindredCam Only Takes Money Shots
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91
Indie Film Cameras
Indie Film Cameras
The Canon XC10 is Perfect For Independent Filmmakers
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90
Smartphone Lens Accessories
Smartphone Lens Accessories
The 'DxO One' Camera Turns Any Phone into a Lens-Style Shooter
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89
Autonomous Videographer Drones
Autonomous Videographer Drones
The Throw-And-Shot Lily Camera Follows You to Create HD Videos
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88
Angling Camera Accessories
Angling Camera Accessories
SLOPES for GoPro Makes Capturing at the Right Angle Easier Than Ever
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87
Child-Designed Cameras
Child-Designed Cameras
Two One-of-a-Kind Leica M-Series Models are Auctioned for Charity
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86
Compact Drone Cameras
Compact Drone Cameras
The Phase One iXU 180 is a Block-Shaped Compact Drone Camera
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85
High-Performance Cameras
High-Performance Cameras
The Sony A7R II Brings a Higher Resolution and Other Desirable Features
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84
Ultra-Revealing Cameras
Ultra-Revealing Cameras
The Hypercam Can Photograph the Veins Beneath Your Skin
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83
Hands-Free Camera Clips
Hands-Free Camera Clips
Peak Design's Capture PRO Attaches to Bags, Belts and Straps
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82
Action Camera Autos
Action Camera Autos
The New 2016 Toyota Tacoma Will Come With a GoPro Mount for Filming
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81
Photography-Ready Dishware
Photography-Ready Dishware
These Plates are Designed to Improve Food Pics on Instagram
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80
Pocket-Friendly Cameras
Pocket-Friendly Cameras
The Fujifilm XQ2 Takes Quality Images From a Small Package
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79
Floating Camera Mounts
Floating Camera Mounts
The U-Float Mount is Optimized for Water-Based Shooting
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78
Axe-Wielding Camera Bags
Axe-Wielding Camera Bags
The Visual Ambition El Capitan Bag is for the Hunting Cameraman
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77
Portable Conference Webcams
Portable Conference Webcams
The Logitech ConferenceCam Connect Makes It Easier to Teleconference
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76
Cling-On Camera Mounts
Cling-On Camera Mounts
GekkoPod Can Wrap Its Flexible Claws Around Almost Anything
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75
Texture-Building Photoshop Programs
Texture-Building Photoshop Programs
This Photoshop Application Adds Realistic Details to Images
<
74
Selfie Photography Studios
Selfie Photography Studios
This Fun Photo Studio Improves Your Posing and Shooting Skills
<
73
Camera-Embedded Bike Lights
Camera-Embedded Bike Lights
The Fly12 Bicycle Headlight Includes an HD Camera
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72
Travel Photography Kits
Travel Photography Kits
Fujifilm's Extravagant Globe-Trotter Photography Kit Costs $14,000
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71
Interchangeable Lens Camera Drones
Interchangeable Lens Camera Drones
The Micro Four Thirds System Will Be Used In DJI Camera Drones
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70
Sunglass-Mounted Cameras
Sunglass-Mounted Cameras
The Geco Mark II Action Cam Records Footage From Your Glasses
<
69
Vintage Digital Collages
Vintage Digital Collages
These Digital Collage Illustrations by Laurindo Feliciano Are Timeless
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68
Multiple-Camera Straps
Multiple-Camera Straps
The Custom SLR Dual Camera Strep Lets You Comfortably Carry Two Cameras
<
67
Wearable Streaming Cameras
Wearable Streaming Cameras
The SnapCam Was Unveiled At CES 2015
<
66
Leashed Camera Drones
Leashed Camera Drones
Fotokite is Controlled Using a Dog Leash-Like Mechanism
<
65
Compact Travel Cameras
Compact Travel Cameras
The Sony HX90 Compact Camera Packs a Surprisingly Large Lens
<
64
Versatile Drone Attachments
Versatile Drone Attachments
Percepto Computer Vision Adds App-Controlled Features to Drones
<
63
Touchscreen DSLR Cameras
Touchscreen DSLR Cameras
The Nikon D5500 is Calling the Shots At CES 2015
<
62
Video Windshield Recorders
Video Windshield Recorders
The Cowon Car Box Road Dash Video Recorder Design is Ideal for Driving
<
61
Vintage Action Camera Cases
Vintage Action Camera Cases
The 'Travler' Keeps GoPros Safe and Stylish in a Vintage Camera Case
<
60
Nose Photography Apps
Nose Photography Apps
NosePost Saves Your Fingers from Freezing When You Want to Take an Image
<
59
3D Super Cameras
3D Super Cameras
The GoPro 360 Degree Camera Array Shoots 3D Footage Using 16 Cameras
<
58
Hidden Coffee Cup Cameras
Hidden Coffee Cup Cameras
The 'SpyCup' Turns an iPhone into a Hidden Spy Camera
<
57
Makeup-Applying Apps
Makeup-Applying Apps
This App Makes the Process of Taking a Makeup Selfie Easy
<
56
High-Performance Streaming Cameras
High-Performance Streaming Cameras
The Liquid Image Ego LS Camera Was Revealed At CES 2015
<
55
Selfie Camera-Equipped Vehicles
Selfie Camera-Equipped Vehicles
The Honda Selfie Car May or May Not Be an April Fool's Day Joke
<
54
Reflective Photo Apps
Reflective Photo Apps
Ray-Ban's Unique Photography App Lets You Create Double Exposure Shots
<
53
Injured Soldier Photography
Injured Soldier Photography
This Photo Series Features Soldiers Who Have Been Injured in Combat
<
52
Gritty Desert Portraiture
Gritty Desert Portraiture
Vegas and She by Stefanie Moshammer Documents Life in Las Vegas
<
51
3D Selfie Scanners (UPDATE)
3D Selfie Scanners (UPDATE)
Scanify Can Capture the Contours of Your Face for a Full-Form Image
<
50
Professional Photo Apps
Professional Photo Apps
The Priime App Features Filters Created by Professional Photographers
<
49
Puzzling Lens Cases
Puzzling Lens Cases
This Fun iPhone Case Comes with Detachable Photography Lenses
<
48
Real-Time X-Ray Streaming
Real-Time X-Ray Streaming
SureTech System Offers Accessible Video Support to Security Personnel
<
47
Camera Lens Flippers
Camera Lens Flippers
The Clip and Lens Flipper System
<
46
Spatial Photography Apps
Spatial Photography Apps
Fyuse's Dynamic Photo App Gives Photos 3D Definition
<
45
Customizable Smart Bracelets
Customizable Smart Bracelets
The LookSee E-Ink Wearable Lets Your Jewelry Match Your Mood Always
<
44
Mobile Photographer Studios
Mobile Photographer Studios
'Lightcase Pro' is a Portable Photography Studio for Mobile Devices
<
43
Facial Recognition Cameras
Facial Recognition Cameras
The Netatmo Welcome Camera Offers Secure Home Monitoring
<
42
Wearable Action Cameras
Wearable Action Cameras
The Panasonic HX-A1 is a Durable and Compact Wearable Camera
<
41
Wristband Selfie Sticks
Wristband Selfie Sticks
The Pop Stick is a Selfie Stick That Rolls Around Your Wrist
<
40
Decorative Sun Power Paneling
Decorative Sun Power Paneling
These Decorative Solar Panels Can Generate Energy Indoors As Well
<
39
8-Bit Camera Guns
8-Bit Camera Guns
Dmitry Morozov Creates a Fun Way to Take Photos and Instantly Print Them
<
38
Compact Camera Lights
Compact Camera Lights
The GoPro Sidekick Lights Up GoPro Heri Shots
<
37
Digitzed Retro Cameras
Digitzed Retro Cameras
The Holga Digital Takes Film-Style Photos and Uploads them to an SD Card
<
36
Many-Lensed Videography
Many-Lensed Videography
An Action Camera Set Lets You Capture Multiple Angles with Minimal Effort
<
35
LED Hula Hoop Photos
LED Hula Hoop Photos
A Couple Traveled Across the US to Take Long-Exposure Photographs
<
34
Weatherproof Camera Accessory Cases
Weatherproof Camera Accessory Cases
These Roll-Up GoPro Cases Hold Three Cameras, Mounts and Poles
<
33
Retro 4K Cameras
Retro 4K Cameras
The Nikon 1 J5 Has Been Given a Retro Makeover
<
32
Curated 3D Printed Boutiques
Curated 3D Printed Boutiques
3D Printing Marketplace Formsfield Focuses on Quality Office Items
<
31
Modular Photographer Knapsacks
Modular Photographer Knapsacks
The PRVKE Pack by WANDRD is Designed For Gear and Personal Effects
<
30
Sophisticated DIY Cameras
Sophisticated DIY Cameras
'The Focal Camera' Teaches Anyone to Make an Advanced Cameras
<
29
Oral Camera Mounts
Oral Camera Mounts
Ho Stevie!'s GoPro Camera Mount Fits into the Mouth
<
28
Timelapse Photography Tools
Timelapse Photography Tools
This Smartphone Accessory Lets You Take Professional Timelapse Photos
<
27
Prismatic Mobile Photography
Prismatic Mobile Photography
Benedetto Demaio's Blue Photography Defines His Instagram Feed
<
26
Photographic Phone Cases
Photographic Phone Cases
This Smartphone Lens Attachment Includes Four in One for Expert Images
<
25
Crowdsourced Camera Straps
Crowdsourced Camera Straps
Peak Design's Slide Strap Attaches and Detaches for Quick Removal
<
24
Double Exposure Editorials
Double Exposure Editorials
The Black Rainbow x Nike Photo Spread Features Sporty Layered Images
<
23
Long-Range Phone Lenses
Long-Range Phone Lenses
The iPhone 80X Telescope Lets You Take Quality Photos from a Distance
<
22
Smartphone Flash Attachments
Smartphone Flash Attachments
Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro Brightens Up Your Image for High Quality Captures
<
21
Cost-Effective Cinematography Tools
Cost-Effective Cinematography Tools
The iStabilizer Dolly Produces Pro Quality Videos at Low Costs
<
20
Nature-Inspired Color Palettes
Nature-Inspired Color Palettes
These Soothing Color Swatches are Inspired by Nature Photography
<
19
Superior Photoshop Alternatives
Superior Photoshop Alternatives
Affinity Photo Addresses the Advancements Made in Technology
<
18
Majestic Russian Photography
Majestic Russian Photography
Photography Elena Shumilova Captures the Unspoiled Beauty of Russia
<
17
Limb-Like Selfie Sticks
Limb-Like Selfie Sticks
The Selfie Arm is Handy for Reaching Your Most Photogenic Angle
<
16
Hassle-Free Picture Frames
Hassle-Free Picture Frames
This Clever Photo Framing System Requires No Hammers, Hooks or Levels
<
15
Stick and Shoot Cameras
Stick and Shoot Cameras
This Sticky Selfie Camera Turns Any Surface Into a Makeshift Photo Booth
<
14
Dual-Purpose Camera Manuals
Dual-Purpose Camera Manuals
Karin Hilgenkamp Designs DSLR Packaging that Doubles as Instructions
<
13
Emoji-Integrated Photography
Emoji-Integrated Photography
This Who Artist Places Emojis in Real Life Scenes Uses Only an iPhone
<
12
X-RAY Vision Cameras
X-RAY Vision Cameras
Fujifilm's New Infrared Camera Will Transform the World of Forensics
<
11
Branded Picture Booths
Branded Picture Booths
PartyPix Offers Marketing Opportunities in the Form of a Party Photo Booth
<
10
Japanese Landscape Photography
Japanese Landscape Photography
This Photographer Uses an App to Express Emotions Through His Art
<
9
Underwater Fishing Cameras
Underwater Fishing Cameras
This Waterproof Gadget Functions as an Action Camera for Fishing
<
8
Cinematic Action Shot Kits
Cinematic Action Shot Kits
The Joby Action Jib Kit Lets You Capture Cinematic Action Shots
<
7
Double Selfie Sticks
Double Selfie Sticks
The Stesco Mount Aligns Two Smartphones for Unique Depth Perception Pictures
<
6
Car Graveyard Photography
Car Graveyard Photography
David Goldman's Auto Photography Essay 'Old Car City' is for Car Junkies
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5
All-in-One Compact Cameras
All-in-One Compact Cameras
The Joggy Security Cam Does More Than Meets the Eye
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4
Romantic Photography Lenses
Romantic Photography Lenses
Cubify's Made with Love Bokeh Photography Kit is 3D-Printed
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3
Anonymous Photo Projects
Anonymous Photo Projects
This Series is a Collection of the Internet's Fascinating Lost Pictures
<
2
Photography-Based Smartphone Protectors
Photography-Based Smartphone Protectors
The Moment iPhone Case Boasts a Multistate Shutter Button
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1
Microphone-Equipped Selfie Sticks
Microphone-Equipped Selfie Sticks
The 'Solocam' Helps Journalists Film Videos Without a Crew
<