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What were the top visual clichés for 2012?


paul_indigo 11 259 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 3:43PM
Just a bit of fun. What image types made you go "oh no not another one". We all know the ever lasting favourites, like sunsets (and yes I uploaded one yesterday Smile ). But what stood out as the trends in 2012?

Just to be clear this thread is not meant to be critical of certain styles of images but if we want to try something new then what should we try to avoid in 2013?

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puertouk 3 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 3:58PM
Overdone HDR and milky water.
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
31 Dec 2012 3:59PM
Misty seascapes shot with a 10-stop ND filter...
paul_indigo 11 259 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 4:09PM
Hmmm, thought they might come up. Any more to add. What about the use of 'filter effects' (Instagram) or is everyone cool with that?
adrian_w e2
7 3.4k 4 Scotland
31 Dec 2012 4:17PM
Buchaille Etive Mor & that ****** tree.
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
31 Dec 2012 4:18PM
Wot Jools said Wink

The year of the seascape

What do you predict for next year then?
Snapper 9 3.8k 3 United States Outlying Islands
31 Dec 2012 4:19PM

Quote:Buchaille Etive Mor & that ****** tree.


How many years running is that now????? Tongue
paul_indigo 11 259 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 4:43PM

Quote:What do you predict for next year then?


I'd love to see less emphasis on gimmicks and techniques and more on authentic story telling images. No doubt image manipulation will be pushed further and further as it is made easier with new software.
fraser 10 631 14 Scotland
31 Dec 2012 5:03PM
Burning balls of steel wool swung around on the end of a string.
Gaucho e2
12 2.4k 2 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 5:14PM
I would like to see more reportage styled work but it won't be from me Smile
NeilS e2
7 936 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 5:42PM
Less birds on a stick and more BIFs if I had my way
LVanDhal 2 126 1 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 5:51PM
I am starting to get a bit weary of HDR, mostly when that is all an image is about.
Rev2 4 238 2 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 7:25PM
Less captive birds and animals masquerading as 'wildlife/nature'. Might as well take photos of sheep and chickens!
davereet e2
10 219 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 7:27PM
I live in Derbyshire and we seem to have a lot of heavily Photoshoped goth pictures in our competitions.
They are mostly from the Whitby weekends.
Dave
hobbo e2
3 891 2 England
31 Dec 2012 7:44PM
That bloody tree on that bloody moorWink

Hobbo

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