One of the more significant increases in amateur pornographic photography came with the advent of the internet, image scanners, digital cameras, and more recently camera phones.These have enabled people to take private photos and then share the images almost instantly, without the need for expensive distribution, and this has resulted in an ever-growing variety and quantity of material.If the video or images in question are of individuals who are minors, including material created by the subject (ex.selfies, etc.), investigation by law enforcement can lead to charges for child pornography Like traditional magazine and VHS/DVD-based pornography, Internet pornography has long been a profitable venture.However, with the rise of Web 2.0 ventures and amateur pornography, websites based upon the You Tube platform of user-generated content and video sharing have become highly popular.
Amateur pornography began to rapidly increase in the 1980s, with the camcorder revolution, when people began recording their sex lives and watching the results on VCRs.
They were established in 1982, and AVN magazine ranked Homegrown Video #1 among the 50 most influential adult titles ever made because it resulted in the creation of the amateur pornography genre in adult video.
One highly publicized case was that of Kathy Willets and her husband Jeffrey in 1991.
Jeffrey was a deputy sheriff in Broward County, Florida who had recorded his "nymphomaniac" wife's sexual exploits with up to eight men a day.
He was charging up to 0 an hour and had also taped some significant local figures, so the two were arrested and charged with prostitution.