The Most Popular Photography Topics in 2022

Photography Search Terms

What are the most popular photography topics in 2022? I'm Pittsburgh photographer Don Orkoskey and here are the most popular photography topics in 2022 according to Google Trends.

Photography Search Terms

What photography search terms would you expect to find at the top of the list in 2022? If you guested camera then give yourself a gold star. It makes sense that camera or cameras would be the most popular photography related search given that you need a camera to take photos.

Top 5 Photography Search Topics

Here are the top 5 photography search topics according to Google Trends.

  1. Camera
  2. Photo
  3. Photography Camera
  4. Wedding Photography
  5. What is Photography

You can see that the top 3 are all about cameras. It makes sense, if you're looking for information on photography you are probably interested in cameras. I found it interesting that Wedding photography came in fourth. Weddings photography is a challenging type of photography to do, or at least to do well. There are a lot of wedding photographers out there so it's also a competitive field.

I find it fascinating that "what is photography" is the fifth highest photography related search term. As a photographer I take it for granted that most people know what photography is but it's never a bad idea to gain a better understanding of a topic.

Top Ten Photography Search Terms

Rounding out the top ten photography search terms are, photographer, art photography, photography near me, photography studio, and camera for photography.

There goes camera again. Three times in the top ten is significant. People seem to be doing a lot of searching for cameras.

Photography near me strikes me as interesting because I would have thought more people would search for photographer near me. I guess I should retool my search engine optimization.

More Popular Photography Topics

Continuing down the list of popular photography search topics camera related searches show up again in the top 20. Portrait photography and street photography along with product and boudoir photography are among the top 20 searches as well.

My Predictions

If you would have asked for my predictions before I dug into the numbers I would have honestly gotten it fairly wrong. I understand why people are searching for the definition of photography and of course for cameras but as a photography teacher as well as a working professional photographer in Pittsburgh and avid nature photographer I would have expected to find more types of photography to fill out the top 20 search results.

With the growing interest in film photography I thought it would crack the top 20. I figured food photography would as well. Those along with newborn photography and photography logos did make the top 25 so maybe they'll move up the ranks in 2023.


In conclusion it would appear that the world is looking for cameras. As a photography teacher this is great news to me. The more people want to learn photography both in person and in virtual classes the better the world will be. I truly believe that learning photography makes you a better person. I began researching this as a way to better understand why type of classes people might be interested in taking but seeing the results I'm no more clued in at this point. That's okay though. I'm still happy that I looked this information up and that I get to share it with you.

If you want to learn more about what photography related terms people are searching for you can check out Google Trends yourself or can contact me to ask me for more information. I'd love to know what you're searching for so feel free to write and tell me about that as well.

September 29, 2022 | Don Orkoskey
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