While not a comprehensive survey of overall photo trends — EyeEm has a community of only 15 million, compared to the hundreds of millions on Instagram — some interesting threads emerged from the community’s most recent look at user data, released Friday.
After studying the types of photography shared on the site in 2015, EyeEm reports that selfies decreased 33%, and photos of food and animals dropped 15% and 12%, respectively.
What’s rising to take the place of the stereotypical “big three” of Internet photography? EyeEm says that street photography, nature and architecture were the biggest beneficiaries, with the number of nature photos rising 40% from the previous year.
Other than changing tastes in subject matter, another interesting metric follows the devices that photographers are using to take their pictures.
More than half of the images uploaded to the community are coming from mobile devices, with Apple taking up 38.9% and Samsung 20.8% of the share of cameras. Traditional camera brands Canon and Nikon take up less than 10% of photos, with Canon and Nikon accounting for 5.3% and 4.2%, respectively.
Might be time to rethink — or even retire — your selfie game.