You used cameras and film
You actually invested in a top-of-the-line 35mm camera and 13 rolls of film for your big trip. Picking up developed photos at the drugstore a week later was like Christmas coming early... until you realized 75% were blurry, under lit, or had your finger in the frame. But still, it made going to Walmart that much cooler. As if a place that sells both Bugle Boy jeans AND Orbitz soft drinks could get any cooler.
You took way fewer photos
Those 13 rolls of film? Yeah, that's all you had on you. Sure, you could buy more, but mostly it meant you'd have to make sure you properly framed that shot in front of the ocean in your best Hilfiger polo, as it was your only shot. And food photos? Pssh. First-generation foodies didn't even have driver's licenses yet and had never heard of quinoa. They were too busy watching "My So-Called Life" and eating French Toast Crunch.