When Picture Taking Was a Special Event
It wasn't all that long ago that camera required film to take photographs. The under-20 set may have read about them in history books, but for the rest of us, we can remember film cameras in their various stages of development.
When cameras yet required film, few average folks took photographs except on special occasions. Even this was a step forward from the turn of the 20th century when family photos might happen once a generation.
Film for cameras was relatively inexpensive, but the price of having it developed could be forbidding for those on a modest income. In addition, the exposed film had to be taken somewhere so that it could be developed into photographs, with waiting times of seven to fourteen days.
With the relative ease of use of digital cameras and no further reliance on extra costs beyond the investment in the camera itself, it became possible to take photos of anything or anyone the camera's user desired.
If you're wondering why most everyone was posed in those old film photos, now you have know.
Isn't technology grand?
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