We’re approaching the end of the year, so it’s time to say goodbye to the holidays and focus on new beginnings. Try to think ahead and spend the long winter nights creating spring-themed illustrations and planning photo shoots for the coming season. Try composing some minimal music and templates for holidays that await us in early 2017.
Think minimal, new, and clean for the new year. As goals and lists are reviewed, people dig deep to think about what they want to do in the days ahead. We’re decluttering and making space for new habits and gadgets to help with the habits. And we’re all thinking that this time we’re really going to follow through. Help people out with some clean, minimal, mindful soundscapes.
Clean and motivational is not to be confused with corporate inspirational; we’ve got plenty of the latter.
After Effects: Red Is the color
Chinese New Year is just at the end of January, followed by Valentine’s day, so red will be the color of the next few weeks. We only have 4 templates for Chinese New Year and a few Valentine’s templates, so we’ll be looking forward to more!
Parallax-themed templates sure look great. However, for now, we’re already saturated with various takes on the parallax template. Try to create something else now.
Photos: Waiting for Spring
Here’s something to look forward to: Spring — the season when snow is slowly melting down and nature is waking up. Shooting nature doesn’t have to be boring and images won’t get lost deep in our database. Try to catch spring nature as it is — blooming, fresh, and inspirational. Take your favorite models to the nearest forest between blooming wild flowers and create something peaceful, original, and creative. Let your models literally stand like trees. There’s a lot of time before spring starts, so take advantage of it, think about your upcoming spring shoots, and plan ahead.
Don’t shoot images of nature without any clear idea and concept. Look for new points of view, new scenic places, new model poses — think outside the box and let your models do something unusual. You can add some light highlighting in post-processing to increase desired effects, but be careful about the amount and avoid too many changes, which could lead to less possibilities for buyers to use the concept.
While you’re getting through the long winter nights, draw some spring-awakening themes in the form of floral elements and animals. The trend is still leaning toward watercolors and similar traditional styles.
One category where floral won’t make it big anymore, however, is backgrounds. We are currently inundated with this type of content, so we can’t recommend investing too much time into these — unless of course they are absolutely stunning and will stand out among all the competition!