The Most Photographed Generation Will Have No Pictures in 10 Years!

I often wonder what will happen to our photos when we are gone. Perhaps some family member will enjoy looking them over before they are consigned to a box forever. It is true though that while everyone takes pictures all the time now not so many people have them on display. A desire to preserve memories was the reason that I and many other people became interested in scrapbooking. Technology comes and goes but a photo album is something you can take out and look at again and again.

Mike Yost Photography


They’re everywhere. In your phone, on your tablet, you have your point-n-shoot, and maybe even a DSLR. A few might even own a film camera. You can’t escape the selfies, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. People are deluged with photographs. And today, people are taking more pictures than ever before. It’s been estimated that in the past 5 years, more photos have been taken than all the prior years combined.

The sad part is that few of these photographs will survive beyond a year. To many people, a “picture” is only good for the moment. Moms and Dads want to snap every little movement of that new baby. Grandma wants to see everyone one of those too. When you want to show off the new puppy, you pull out the phone. And in a week, none of them have any real meaning and might even get “deleted” just to make…

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4 thoughts on “The Most Photographed Generation Will Have No Pictures in 10 Years!

  1. I think people display them on Flickr, Instagram and different blogs. I haven’t printed any pictures, but saved them onto disks, so maybe other people doing the same?


    • I do display a pictures on Flickr and store them in the cloud but I consider this back up. While I would never print every picture I took it is nice to print special ones to frame or put in an album.

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