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About the Portraiture Report

The Portraiture Trend Report takes an in-depth look at the world of art, focusing on fashion photography, wedding pictures, pop art and a variety of contemporary techniques for drawing portraits. With modern technology comes new and exciting ways to create art. In the world of portraiture, consumers are fascinated with street art headshots, photo shoots featuring celebrities and DIY newborn photography. With an abundance of graphic art software and photo editing programs available to consumers, just about anyone can create their own artistic portraits. Finally, our report examines the success of portraits used in advertising, marketing and promotional campaigns.

Who It's For

Our report is for studio photographers, graphic designers, artists, advertisers and marketing managers that want a better understanding of modern art forms and how consumers interact with portraiture.

The Portraiture Trend Report is an excellent tool for obtaining up-to-date information about portraiture trends influencing consumers.

The Portraiture Trend Report, last published on Oct 27, 2014, includes 156 PRO Trends and 780 examples of portraiture market research and portraiture consumer trends related to: photography, pictures, painting, pop art, artists and portraiture trends.

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Our portraiture research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced portraiture articles and 2,163,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 156 Portraiture PRO Trends = 156 Powerpoint Pages Portraiture PPT Report
• 780 Portraiture Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 109 Portraiture Videos (Online) Portraiture Videos
• 4,680 Portraiture Images (Online) Portraiture Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Art Deco, Art, Bed, Museum, Contemporary Art, Storage, Fantasy, Lighting, Mirror, Tattoos, Paint, Street Art, Photo Editing, Business Card, Sculpture, Sofa, Paper, Chair, Restaurant, Flowers, Bath, Dining, Digital Art, Lamp, Graffiti, Bookshelf, Lawn Furniture, Jack-O-Lantern, Candle, Sink and more!



Sample Portraiture Pro Trends

Each Portraiture PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online portraiture articles, videos and images. Examples:

Personified Play Toys are physically adapted to imitate the aesthetics of the consumer Implications - Heightening generic toys with individual appeal, brands are offering consumers the chance to alter products with distinct imagery and personalized alterations. Allowing kids and adults the chance to superimpose their own portraits and head shots onto dolls and online activities, brands are transforming sources of play into experiences that evoke both entertainment and personal references.
Personified Play
Toys are physically adapted to imitate the aesthetics of the consumer
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Upscaling Takeout Fast food brands use upscale marketing to negate industry stereotypes Implications - Established food brands are using upscale marketing approaches to change the way consumers interpret the world of fast food. Dealing with years and years of being understood as low brow, unhealthy and unsophisticated, the QSR industry is focusing energy on re-branding itself.
Upscaling Takeout
Fast food brands use upscale marketing to negate industry stereotypes
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Active Aging Athletic behavior among retirees is reflected in modern photography Implications - While growing older is often synonymous with deteriorating health and lack of purpose, a more positive view of aging has encouraged older generations to stay actively involved. Showcasing that health and wellness truly has no bounds, this take on aging lifestyles reflects a generation breaking free of stereotypes, engaging in activities traditionally associated with younger people.
Active Aging
Athletic behavior among retirees is reflected in modern photography
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Elderly Entertainment Seeking to maintain excitement, aging consumers turn to youthful activities Implications - While old age often comes with connotations of being a stage of life that lacks excitement, a shift toward more positive views of retirement has consumers seeking out new ways to maintain a thriving social life. Activities like online dating and gaming events combine entertainment with a desire to maintain aspects of one's youth, even in old age.
Elderly Entertainment
Seeking to maintain excitement, aging consumers turn to youthful activities
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Editorial Fandom Famed franchises and fashion collide to the delight of fans Implications - Fashion editorials that mimic Hollywood franchises reflect a shift toward the hyper-acceleration of fandom and fan culture. The integration of franchises into new media speaks to a consumer desire to engage with entertainment and media beyond the screen.
Editorial Fandom
Famed franchises and fashion collide to the delight of fans
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Integrated Infatuation Pop culture appreciation moves toward more practical forms of praise Implications - As pop culture fandom expands, appreciation is shifting away from typical memorabilia toward more integrated forms of recognition. Adopting a more pragmatic form of expressing interests, consumers are turning to pieces of home decor that cleverly show praise for celebrities and pop culture icons, combining the practicality of everyday products with a growing desire for individual expression.
Integrated Infatuation
Pop culture appreciation moves toward more practical forms of praise
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Uninhibited Youth The rise of unbridled teen culture is bluntly expressed in modern photography Implications - With today's generation growing up in world fueled by technology and online interaction, limited boundaries and restrictions has lead to a more open and audacious age group. Showcasing teens and even "tweens" engaging in chaotic behavior and partying, these candid captures illustrate a more lax attitude among young people.
Uninhibited Youth
The rise of unbridled teen culture is bluntly expressed in modern photography
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Cultured Gratitude Adding humor to sentimentality, consumers turn to pop culture-inspired cards Implications - As pop culture references grow in popularity both on and offline, products, even those of a sentimental nature, are receiving a meme-inspired overhaul. Using movie references and catch phrases to add a lighthearted approach to methods of gratitude and appreciation, these cards represent a more casual take on acknowledgement.
Cultured Gratitude
Adding humor to sentimentality, consumers turn to pop culture-inspired cards
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 150 more Portraiture PRO Trends and 780 examples!



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