Cameras are everywhere: smartphones, tablets, point-n-shoots – we’re living in the most photographed age ever. However, the rise of digital photography has led to a huge decline in printing.
Holidays in days gone by involved a rush to the chemists with rolls of film to get developed. Nowadays, we are taking more photos than ever and not doing anything with them, at least according to a poll carried out by long-haul luxury holiday provider Destination2.co.uk.
Out of 1,500 respondents to the survey, over 29 per cent admit to leaving snaps on the computer. A further 29 per cent admit to not doing anything with them at all while over 14 per cent go as far as putting them on a separate folder in their phone.
When it came to making hard copies of the images, only 13 per cent of holidaymakers make the effort to get them printed. The remainder of us (15 per cent) shares them on social media.
Typically, more women than men are likely to broadcast their holiday photos, either by putting them on social media (57 per cent) or getting them printed (56 per cent).
Destination2.co.uk spokesperson, Neil Latham reported on the data, “Holiday photos were once a big part of the holiday experience. Nowadays, people might share one or two of the best snaps online and the rest will just be filed away.
“Paradoxically, it’s never been easier to take incredible photos of our time away, however, we’re seeing less of them than ever. But our holiday snaps should be more than just data taking up storage on a hard drive – they are precious artefacts of happy memories. The results from this survey are a reminder to not wait for that rainy day to sort out the printing of our holiday snaps – we’re making a promise to ourselves to get a big batch of printing done as soon as possible!”