We’re taking more photos. You only have to take a look at your Facebook account and see the number of updates with photos. You’d see your friend Joe posting photos of him and his friends or your friend Tish posting a photo of her and her siblings eating cheesecake. Whatever the occasion, we know that we’d be taking snaps –it’s free anyway.
Photography used to be something that was reserved for the rich because it took money to get a few photos taken. By 1985 this has improved but people still had to buy film. A 24-roll of film would be used for one occasion and often, there just weren’t enough photos. Today however we can take hundreds even thousands of photos just to cover one event and it is amazing!
Digital cameras are amazing to be exact and since it is almost effortless to take photos, it makes things more amazing.
Why do we take snaps? We do this not only to document what we did last weekend or last night, we also take snaps because we would like to share these photos with friends and family.
According to a report, during the week of the Royal Wedding, there were over 300 million photos taken relating to the said event. These photos were of course taken by digital cameras and camera phones.
If one talks about numbers, this is the era where there will be so many photos to choose from. If one is aiming for 5 good pictures for one event for example, one can take as much as 500 photos or even more and pick 5 good ones. The only predicament this brings is the choosing part.
Digital cameras brought about a revolution in photography. Thanks to Kodak of course but many won’t remember Kodak as the inventor of the digital camera. We should though because recognition must be given to where it is due.