A picture is worth a 1,000 words, and photography is becoming increasingly popular. The first photo ever taken was in 1826 and the act of taking a photograph has become a part of everyday life for a majority of people since we have cameras on almost all of our mobile phones. With that being said, most mobile devices also have the capability of uploading your photo to the social networking site of your choice.

Since the birth of the camera, more than 3.5 trillion photos have been taken in the 186 years since the first photograph. In 1994, the first consumer-level digital camera was released and works with your home computer via a serial cable. We had the ability to take a photo and put it on a computer, now we have the luxury of taking a photo with our phones and uploading the photo without the use of a serial cable.

Facebook is 70% based on photographs with 300 million photos uploaded daily. Facebook has 10,000 times more photos than the library of congress. Not only can you upload your photos to Facebook, there are applications available to spruce up your picture and make it as appealing as you’d like. With “apping”, you can run your photo through several photo apps before publishing. Instagram is an application that allows you to place a filter on your photo and Overgram allows you to add custom text.

Check out the infographic below presented by Overgram to learn about how photography has progressed over the years.