This year, Instagram became available for Android users and thus, blew up in a way no one expected, affecting pop culture and photography trends alike. The attitude of the average consumer towards photography as an industry has changed forever -- both the art form and the industry seem far more accessible than they once.
This has allowed virtually anyone with the right app and a cool camera to create content with artistic value. To make this easier for everyone, some companies have even developed attachments, like the smartphone Polaroid add-ons, complete camera iPhone additions and phone photography handles, ensuring you don't have to buy an expensive, fancy camera to feel like a hardcore artiste.
If the world of tech and photography is one that interests you, browse our microtrends for inspiration; if you're looking for something more in-depth, perhaps our Photography Trend Report will give you the insight you need.
Top 100 Photography Trends of 2012
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