On the eve of World Photography day, I extend my heartfelt wishes to all Photographers around the globe. Photography Day is all about celebrating photography. Today is the day to embrace your love of photography, whether you see yourself as an Amateur, Hobbyist or Professional, it’s the day to show off what you can do.
Photography has the ability to tell stories and inspire people and with the dawn of digital photography we can share memories across the world in seconds with the use of online galleries. Photography has changed the way we see the world and gives you the ability to share your perception on the world around you, so why not share it!

The date behind
World Photo Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a
photographic processes developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre
in 1837. On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the
daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French
government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift “Free to
the World”.
It should be noted
that the Daguerreotype wasn’t the first permanent photographic image. In 1826,
Nicèphore Nièpce captured the earliest known permanent photograph known as
‘View from the Window at Le Gras’ using a process called Heliography.
August 19th, 1839
was chosen as the date behind World Photo Day based on the following historical
merits:
– The Daguerreotype
was the first practical photographic process.
– The purchase and
release of the patent by the French government.
Today, we can share
memories across the globe in seconds. Photography is an invention that has
revolutionised the way we see the world. We can visit places without leaving
our home. We can share adventures with friends in another city and we can watch
grandchildren grow up thousands of kilometres away.

THERE WAS A TIME
WHEN PHOTOGRAPHY DIDN’T EXIST!

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