We've got it pretty good when it comes to modern cameras and the ease with which we share photographs. Actually, we have it really good. Therefore, everything that came before must have been terrible, right?
Coming to you from Glove and Boots, this funny puppet video talks about the "terrible" history of photography and thus, how good we have it by comparison nowadays. It is easy to get a little caught up in the specs game and annoyed at missing features or those we think aren't working as well as they should, but it also helps to have a little perspective about how much simpler and easier parts of the process are today in comparison to even the recent past. I won't lie: there's a part of me that misses the anticipation of waiting for photos from the grocery store counter (and the small town I grew up in took a week to turn around a batch of shots). Of course, though, being able to pop a memory card into my computer and have finished results that I can spam to friends and family minutes later is pretty darn convenient. And it's way more convenient than that caveman method. And way less gross.