Is Photography Dead? The Mobile Photo Explosion
Birth of photography
- 1826. First permanent photograph. "View from the window at le gras" - Nicéphore Niépce. Required an eight hour exposure.
- 1861. First color photograph. Additive projected image of a tartan ribbon. Taken by Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell. More than 3.5 trillion photos have been taken in the 186 years since the first photo. If all of
those photos were printed out and stacked, the stack would reach 553.000 miles. Images are currently being taken at a rate about 380 billion per year. At that rate, it will take less than 9.2 years to double the amount
of photos to more than 7 trillion photos.
- 1878. High speed photograph. Taken by Eadweard Muybridge using a series of trip wires.
- 1888. First Kodak camera contained 20-foot roll of paper, enough for 100 2.5" diameter circular pictures.
- 1889. Improved camera with rolls film, instead of paper.
- 1890. Kodak Brownie box roll-film camera introduced - cost $1.
- How many photos are taken each year? (Keys: All photos; Analog photos): 1) All photos: 1930 - 1b; 1960 - 3b; 1970 - 10b; 1980 - 25b; 1990 - 57b; 2000 - 86b; 2001 - 280b; 2) Analog photos: 1930 - 1b; 1960 -
3b; 1970 - 10b; 1980 - 25b; 1990 - 57b; 2000 - 86b; 2001 - 4b.
- 1960. Digital photos from the moon. NASA converted from using analog to digital signals with their space probes to map the surface of the Moon. Computer technology was also advancing at this time
and NASA used computers to enhance the images that the space probes were sending.
- 1972. Texas Instruments patented the first film-less electronic camera.
- 1981. Sony released the Sony mavica electronic still camera, the camera which was the first commercial electronic camera. Images were recorded onto a mini disc and then put into a video reader that was connected
to a television monitor or color printer. However, the early Mavica cannot be considered a true digital camera revolution. It was a video camera that took video freeze-frames.
- First consumer-level digital cameras. That worked with a home computer via a serial camera: 1) Apple QuickTake 100. February 17, 1994; 2) Kodak DC40. March 28, 1995; 3) Casio QV-11. Late 1995; 4) Sony's
Cyber-Shot Digital Still Camera. 1996.
- Quick to upload, instant feedback, worth 1.000 words, used instead of status updates.
- 300 million photos uploaded to Facebook daily. Facebook has 10.000 times more photos than the Library of Congress.
- 70% of all Facebook activity is based on photographs. Increase Facebook engagement by including a (average Facebook engagement, average increase in engagement): 1) Photo album - 180%; 2) Picture - 120%; 3)
Video - 100%.
- 26 photos are uploaded every second onto Instagram. 1 million users in early 2011, 27 million users in March 2012.
- Top 5 filters used on Instagram: 1) Normal - 44.5%; 2) Early Bird - 11.1%; 3) X-PRO II - 6.8%; 4) RISE - 4.2%. Top 5 tags: 1) #Love; 2) #Instagood; 3) #TBT; 4) #Cute.
- In April 2012, Facebook bought Instagram for $1.01 billion.
- Twitter vs. Instagram: 1) Twitter: Daily active users - 6.9 million; Average amount of time spent using the app - 257 minutes; 2) Instagram: Daily active users - 7.3 million; Average amount of time spent using the app -
- Photos make up 42% of all posts on Tumblr.
Mobile photography and its emerging art forms
- Experiencing the shift: 1) "The best camera is the one that's with you" - Chase Jarvis; 2) Take a photo at least once a month: 73% of digital owners; 91% of smartphone owners.
- Smile for the...phone. Percentages of how often moms take pictures of their kids: 1) Weekly or more often - 67%; 2) Every day - 9%.
- Worldwide 741 million mobile phones have some type of photo capability.
- Most common activity: 1) Taking photos - 73%; 2) Sending photos & videos to others - 54%.
- The vast majority of photo enhancing and photo editing is still done on a computer, not a mobile device.
- Most digital camera photographers use a computer and a program like Photoshop to edit their photos.
- 15% of some smartphone photographers take and edit their photos on their mobile phone.
- What does Chris Brogan think about textology: 1) "Gives us that feeling we get when we read magazines"; 2) "It makes the texty text of blogging a lot less stark"; 3) "It draws our eyes in"; 4) "It's fast to consume, and
it brings an emotional response faster".
- Photoshop is to photo apping as CD's are to streaming music.
- "Photo apping". When a photo is run through several photo apps before it is published. There are many apps to choose from, here are a few: 1) Edit crop/tone with Snapseed app; 2) Add gradient with Blender app.
- Photography isn't dead. Make it yours: 1) Final apped photo ready to share; 2) Add custom text with Overgram app.
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