"The old shoebox filled with prints, you know, there's going to be a time when people aren't making those prints. The shoeboxes aren't going to be there," said Pat Marks, vice president of Columbia Photo.
Instead of those shoeboxes, the internet is changing how people are sharing their photos. Websites like Flickr and Snapfish offer free digital photo album storage. And some sites, like Flickr, offer the option of "tagging" your snapshots for others to find. Tags are themes about the images so you can look at others who have similar themed photos.
"Some of my old friends wanted to see pictures from the past. So there's a picture of me as a kid and pictures from high school," said McFarland.
Online photo sites say it's a great way to store your pictures, but Marks says that these sites might not be the best option for digital camera users.
"I think the most reliable, the CD has kind of replaced the negative as far as long term storage of your images. I would say definitely if you're not making prints, at least copy them over to CD's so you have a more permanent storage," said Marks.
But owning a digital camera doesn't mean you can't still get prints. Photo stores and services like Apple's iPhoto can take your digital images and make prints or albums from them.