Wall Portraits will make their comeback and the photo journalistic portrait trend will fade.
Now that digital cameras have huge megapixel capacity, the selling of large framed wall portraits are do-able again. Traditional posing and groupings with good lighting will be desired for these portraits just like they used to be. The PJ trend of spraying "grabs" of the subjects to use in small print albums or multi windowed mattes and frames or collages will diminish. The economy is rebounding and people will spend more on photographers that can provide something other than "spray and pray" images.
Marc Damon wrote: Fad or trend? I don't know. But my vote goes to over-photoshopped super slick perfect plastic skin on llamas. Damn, I hope that goes away soon.
I red somewhere that the over photo shopped photos was just a fad for 2012 and is on its way out.
I myself didn't get into it. I do like to go for the 70's style film look. In my port I try to keep it simple, it is a sales tool for me not a display of what can be done with my photo's, But rather let the photographers use there imagination for there own projects.
One thing I wish would go away is the terms photog and gwc. I Think it should be Photographer and Hobby Photographer. I think that there should be respect to our industry even from within our industry to keep non industry people from having negative to think about when thinking about hire us.