Back in the days of film you would think twice, at least, before snapping a photo. You’d then wait patiently (or impatiently) until you used the entire spool to have it developed.
The digital photography revolutionized our entire photo-taking process, from the thought invested prior to clicking, to how many of the photos we actually bother to develop (or edit) to what we do with the photos later on.
This infographic by Truth Facts is a humorous, though kinda true, presentation how photography today compares to film photography.
Thanks to digital technology, more people own cameras these days than ever before. They also take more photos than ever before since it is so simple, free and you have a camera of some sort with you at practically anytime.
Between dedicated digital cameras, smartphones, tablets, etc the amount of photos that are captured and never looked at again is staggering.
Look at the photos on your own smartphone. How many of them were actually ever used or looked at after the moment?