Then and Now: How the Art of Photography Has Evolved Over the Years

Then and Now: How the Art of Photography Has Evolved Over the Years

Technology has changed and improved a lot of things. From advances in medical technology to the advent of the internet, things are definitely a lot different — and better in many aspects — than they used to be. This is perhaps most apparent in the field of photography.

When photography first came onto the scene almost 200 years ago, people had no idea what to make of it. Traditional artists and painters did not feel it was a legitimate art form, and felt that up and coming photographers lacked true creativity. In their eyes, the camera was doing all the work for them. In addition, some people feared photography, and felt that having your picture taken would capture your soul (if only they knew how popular selfies would become).

Fast forward to modern times, and now more than 3.5 trillion photos have been taken in the 186 years since the first photograph. While digital and mobile photography has dominated the industry, film photography is still quite relevant among all the digital photo services offered.

For example, did you know that in 2011, an estimated 31 million rolls of film were sold in the form of single-use disposable cameras? A year prior in 2010, a top film manufacturer sold an average of 348 rolls of film per day.

With all that film going around, it’s likely you may be in need old photo restoration or old photo digitization. These are two of the most common services provided by digital photo services in addition to slide to digital services.

During the professional photo scanning process, your old, worn, and perhaps discolored photographs will be scanned into a digital format. From there, a skilled technician will be able to use tools such as Photoshop in order to enhance their appearance and restore it to a like new condition. Depending on your preference, you may also be given prints or digital files for future use.

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