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Photographer Rick Parent on how the digital revolution has changed photography

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Rick Parent specializes in sunset photos from his ranch west of Commerce.

Rick Parent, Commerce-area photographer and writer, reflects on the changes brought about by digital technology.

A 2012 report (now ten years old) said that 10 percent of all photos ever taken were taken in 2012, when photography was about 170 years old, meaning that many millions of photos were being snapped digitally on cell phones. Eighty-five percent of all photos are taken with smart phones, and 90 percent of people who have ever taken a photo have only used a cell phone.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.