It would be an understatement saying that photography has changed over the past decade or so. With the immense popularity of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, photography has experienced a bit of a renaissance, especially when it comes to amateur photography. Everybody is snapping photos at an incomprehensible rate, documenting their lives on a second by second basis.
How many people have images stored on floppy disks and can no longer view them? Who knows when technology will make the current storage media obsolete? Will you remember to convert the images to the latest medium? Having a print, an actual hard copy of the image, is forever. Hang it on a wall, put it in your wallet, or archive it in an album. You can view it whenever you want and so can your grandchildren 30 years from now or your great grandchildren 50 years from now. Will your iPhone still work in 50 years?