We Are Taking More Photos Than Ever Before But Are We Keeping Them Safe?

Written by Gina Stephens

We now put in writing more photos every 2-minutes than we did during the entire 19th century – just let the size of that figure sink in…

The world appearance ofs to be photography-crazy, which obviously we think is a great thing, but what are we actually doing with the trillions of photos we now capture? It's easy to see that a lot end up on collective media channels but is anyone printing images any more or are they just getting forgotten about on computers and smartphones? These are the questions an enchanting infographic, put together by Mark Lord Photography, are asking and answering – take a look. 

According to reports, we captured, roughly, 1.2 trillion digital photos abide year and that's only set to grow!  


The reason for the massive increase is because almost everyone now has a smartphone in their walk off which they use to capture photos photograph (also known as a photo) is an image created by light falling on a photosensitive surface, usually photographic film or with. In fact, figures show that around 85{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} of us now regularly use a smartphone as our main photo catching device. 


How we take photos might be changing but what we take photos of will probably never change – family, room-mates, events, places and 'things' and it's no surprise that the highest percentage of images we capture are of people (77.2{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff}). But, the regularity we nick these types of images has altered with 67{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} of parents now photographing their children weekly, as they grow up, when back in 1960, 55{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} of all photos bewitched were of babies.

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So we've done the 'how' and 'what of' so now let's look at 'what we do' with our photos split second we've captured them and it seems that photo albums, and printing, are out of favour. In a survey, the question: 'what are you most likely to do with the photos that you suppose?' and the majority either leave them in smartphone photo galleries or on computers. 1{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} more do print them in comparison with those cut on social media or up to the cloud, which is a little surprising, but unsurprisingly, there's a generational divide when it comes to those who print and helping images in albums with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel people aged 55 and over having, on average, 8 photo albums and 11 framed photos in their where one lives stresses. This drops to 4 photo albums and 11 framed photos for the 24-34 age category. 

With more people opting to use the cloud or simply relinquish images on smartphones, but with the risk of theft, technical errors and accidents, how safe are our images really if we're not copying/printing them? 

On mediocre, an adult captures 440 photos per year but 113 smartphones are lost or stolen each minute and with 30{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} of people never approval their photos up, quite a few could lose their images in a blink. In fact, 31{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} of people surveyed have already lost notable photos/videos after losing a smartphone. Plus, even if you do back up images to the Cloud the survey revealed that 50{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} of those scanned wouldn't know how to access photos from here if someone asked them to. 

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Looking at the figures, there are some ways some of us need to be taking in order to keep our images safe, which could include actually printing photos, creating multiple backups and guarding other family members know how to access images. 


Thanks to Mark Lord Photography for sharing the information with us. 


About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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