The rise of smartphone photography is increasingly visible at Flickr, long considered a community for serious photographers.
The Yahoo-owned photo-hosting site today (Dec. 18) released data on the cameras used by its members, and Apple—whose only cameras are embedded in iPhones, iPads, and iPods—came out on top.
As the chart below demonstrates, camera phones dramatically rose in popularity among Flickr users starting in 2011. All the while, there was a huge decline in the use of point-and-shoot cameras, which seem to be the biggest losers of the smartphone era.
But as Flickr points out, serious photogs remain on the site, as shown by the steady 1% annual growth of SLRs, those large hulking cameras with interchangeable lenses.