Through the power that is Google, I've come across some interesting statistics.
- Using film industry statistics, digital photography estimates and some other numbers from somewhere, researchers have calculated the number of photographs ever taken.
- The 1st photo ever (1826) was called "View from the Window at Le Gras" by French inventor Joseph Nicephore Niepce.
- The oldest known photo (1838) with a person in the shot shows a man in Paris getting his shoes shined.
The oldest know photo of me (1966)
- It's estimated that a few million pictures were taken in the 80 years BEFORE the first commercial camera was introduced. (Wow!)
- By 1930, about a billion photos were taken a year.
- By 1960, about 3 billion photos were taken a year.
- It's estimated that by 1960, 55 percent of photos were of babies.
- By 1970, about 10 billion photos were taken a year.
- By 1980, about 25 billion photos were taken a year.
- By 1990, about 57 billion photos were taken a year
In 1990, my daughter was 2 years old. I think I took at least 1 of those 57 billion.
- By 2000, about 86 billion photos were taken a year
- Today, we take more than 380 billion photos a year. That totally freaked me out.
- It's the largest 10 year increase ever.
- And it's not slowing down
- Every 2 minutes, we take more pictures than the whole of humanity in the 1800's
- There are a BILLION photos on Instagram