After looking at this amusing page, I’m once again filled with the feeling that digital cameras *may* have actually ruined the original pleasures of the average snapshooter. Boy do we take a lot of crap photos these days or what? We don’t even have to care before we take a picture. Why even bother making an effort to make it look good, when this free media permits us to produce crap pictures all day without feeling bad about it?
There was once a time when we only had 36 shots on a roll, which cost us money each time we took one. We were forced to care about the pictures we took. The satisfaction was far greater when they turned out well, and the heartbreak far stronger when they flopped.
Maybe there’s no difference after all.