Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
I've been seeing people don't equate taking pictures with making photographs anymore. For many, it's a proof you were there and you had fun.... It's more of a documentation thing. Not for them, it's for others to see and comment on social networking site..... for next 10 minutes or so. Then it's all forgotten.
I consider there are two major categories of consumer photos: memory photos of important events (weddings, etc) and 'throw-away' photos designed to share a 'moment of time' (what I'm having for lunch, etc). I don't have any problem with people shooting 'throw-away' photos as a form of instant communications.