World Photography Day it is observed on 19 August to pay homage to the history of photography, celebrate the present, and for future leave a positive trail.
The day celebrates the art, craft, science, and history of photography. No doubt since the early 19th century, photography become an important part of life, an ever-increasing medium of personal expression and appreciation for countless people across the world.
It is hard to imagine a world without photography, it is so omnipresent whether in science, advertisement, current media events, etc.
The invention of the Daguerreotype which is a photographic process developed by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1837. As per reports, the French Academy of Sciences announced the Daguerreotype process in 1839.
The Daguerre’s invention was named as the daguerreotype. It was an immediate success that provides a relatively inexpensive and accurate way of representing scenes and faces which previously had to be drawn or painted by hand. Within a few years, photographic studios had popped up all over Paris and indeed across the world.
World Photography Day generates awareness, share ideas, and encourage individuals in this field. It also encourages enthusiasts to express their feelings, emotions, and social thinking through their photography skills.
A photograph has the power to capture a place or an area, an experience, a thought a flash in time. That is why it is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Photographs can convey feelings faster sometimes than words can. In fact, a photographer can make the viewer see the world the way the photographer sees it. A photo taken tomorrow can still be even as appreciated by others for a hundred years’ time.
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