Trends in Mobile Photography – Infographic from iStock

A picture speaks a 1000 words

With over 3.5 trillion photos shared through smart phones, that's a lot of words! In 2000, only 85 million photos were shared. The increase shows how mobile devices has grown photo sharing to new heights! The demand for photos is rising even more so keep taking those photos!

iStockphotography infographic showing the democratization of photos

At a quick glance this is what iStockphoto has summarized about digital and mobile photography. They call it Pocketography, as people have a camera in their back pockets everywhere they go!

  • China has the most mobile subscribers reaching 1 billion smart phone users
  • 65% of mobile use is in developing nations
  • Google glass is the first real time photo and video sharing device
  • There are 10,000 more photos in 2013 documenting US history than what is archived in the US library of Congress
  • iPhones have 8 mega pixel cameras but Nokia has 41 mega pixel cameras in their smart phones
  • Journalists are using mobile photos for instant photo sharing making news publication instant!

Fascinating stuff and makes you think about how you can make an impact in photography today. The ideas seem endless and options abound! You can also check out more infographics from iStockphoto.

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Trends in Mobile Photography Infographic 2013

Amos Struck
Amos Struck

I am a publisher and entrepreneur in the stock imagery field. I focus on providing knowledge and solutions for buyers, contributors and agencies, aiming at contributing to the growth and development of the industry. I am the founder and editor of Stock Photo Press, one of the largest networks of online magazines in the industry. I am the founder of Microstock Expo, the only conference dedicated to the microstock segment. I created several software solutions in stock photography like WordPress plugins. Plus I am a recurrent speaker at Photokina Official Stage, and an industry consultant at StockPhotoInsight. I am passionate about technology, marketing and visual imagery.

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