The world of stock photography is constantly changing, with new trends emerging every year. So whether you’re a photographer making money with stock photos or a designer who relies on stock images, you must be aware of current trends. We’re thrilled to share details on the trends we’ve seen and some others that we expect to emerge in 2022.
We’ve analyzed visitor search and download activity to see what trends are already developing. We’ve also worked with our content team members, who review thousands of photos each day and are tuned in to the emerging trends. Here, you’ll find our predictions of the stock photography trends for 2022, based on the interests of Vecteezy users, as well as some trends that we anticipate developing throughout the year.
We’re confident that you can put these trends to good use in your work and see excellent results.
You may also be interested in our other trends posts:
Stock Photo Trends for 2022
Sometimes less is more. Stock photos that use a minimalist approach are in high demand. In 2021, downloads at Vecteezy for “minimalism” and related search terms increased by 36.5% compared to 2020.
Designers and marketers are looking for stock photos that display simplicity with a clear subject and plenty of open space. As a result, photos that use a minimalistic approach and excellent composition are in high demand. In many cases, these images have more of an artistic look and don’t resemble what many people consider the stereotypical stock photo look.
Key search terms: minimal, minimalism, simple, simple background
Get millions of stock images and videos at the best price
Unlimited access. No attribution required. Starts at just $9/month.