23rd September 2023

A Virtual World of Live Pictures

Technology and Computer

RIP, cameras – 92.5% of photos are now taken with smartphones

Do you remember the days before Instagram, TikTok, and even Facebook? One of the biggest revolutions in the photographic industry came in the form of a social media asteroid wiping out traditional image sharing and production.

According to new research from photo printing chain Max Spielmann, over 90% of daily photos are now captured with smartphones as opposed to professional or even film cameras. In fact, only 7.5% are taken on ‘proper’ cameras. But how exactly has social media evolved (or hindered) the progression of photography?