Barron’s reports that while digital photography is curbing the demand for silver, it has not completely dampened photographic interest in the metal.
A surprising development in
the digital boom is the fact that many shutterbugs are taking their
prized digital snapshots to processing shops to have them reproduced on
glossy, high-quality photography paper, which is loaded with silver. Digital images printed on plain paper tend to fade
and can become easily damage by moisture. A lot of people are not
willing to take these risks with their wedding photos or pictures of
the new baby.