Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.

— George Eastman.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Photography By the Numbers

The first permanent photograph was taken in 1826. The photo by Nicéphore Niépce required an 8 hour exposure.

 In the 186 years since that first photograph was taken, 3.5 trillion photographs have been taken.
At our current rate of 380 billion new photographs a year, it will take less than 9.2 years to double the number of photographs in the world to more than 7 trillion.
10% of all photographs were taken in the last 12 months.

26 photos are uploaded to Instagram every second.
Photos make up 42% of all posts on tumblr

300 million photos are uploaded to Facebook daily.
20% of all photos taken this year will end up on Facebook.
70% of all Facebook activity is based on photographs.
Facebook has 10,000 times more photos than the Library of Congress.

There are 2.5 billion cameraphones in the world
54% of people with mobile phones send photos or videos to others.
73% of people take pictures with their mobile phones, the same percentage as those who text.

73% of digital camera owners take a photo at least once a month.
91% of smartphone owners take a photo at least once a month.
The most popular camera on Flickr is the iPhone.

1975 - The first digital camera’s resolution was 0.01 megapixels
2000 - The first cameraphone’s resolution was 0.10 megapixels.

2012 -  A team from Duke University shows the first gigapixel camera, 1,000.00 megapixels.