World Photography Day
“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – Dorothea Lange
Everyone today is celebrating photography as it is the world photography day, which is all about the appreciating the importance of pictures and photography in our life. Irrespective of whether one is a professional photographer, an amateur or just a photo lover, there is no stopping for sharing pictures today.
However it is also essential to understand how this day did came to being celebrated as the world photography day. It all started in 1837 when Daguerreotype photographic processes were invented and developed by Joseph NicephoreNiepce and Louis Daguerre. However on 19th August 1839, the French Government finally announced this invention as the first practical gift to the world. And this is the story of the birth of photography day!
The most amazing thing is that in today’s world we cannot even imagine an era when photography didn’t exist. We live in a techno driven world which revolves around social media and most importantly sharing and uploading pictures and videos. Photography is an invention that has revolutionized the way we see the world. We can now so easily connect and share pictures with people living at far off places from ours without letting the distance being the barrier, all thanks to pictures. We can now stay at a particular place and share pictures of an entirely different place with our loved ones.
A lot of people associate photography with a lot of high maintained instruments and technology but in reality to click good pictures all you need to understand is light, composition and the focus on your target. Photography is all about capturing the moment and immortalizing it, we can relive a moment again and again. Photography has the capability of making one experience a particular moment of life again.
"Each photograph is a story captured in a single moment"
So all you readers grab your cameras and capture as many pictures as you can!!!