Why Film Is Dead And Digital Photos Won't Last Forever09:47
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More and more people are using the camera's on their cellphones to capture special moments. (Pixabay)

As you gather with your family for the holidays, chances are at least one family member will be taking photos with a cellphone. The use of phone cameras has not only changed how and when we take photos but how we share them. What does this mean for the basic nature of photography?

Mark Osterman is a photographic process historian at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, New York. A few months ago, he spoke with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson about why he embraces digital imaging, but laments that there will be fewer physical images in the future.

What’s the best photo you’ve ever taken, and was it digital or on film? We'd love to see it! Post it on Instagram and tag or mention @hereandnowradio

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This segment aired on November 26, 2015.

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