World Photography day
• World Photography day is an annual worldwide celebration of the science, history, art and craft of photography. August 19 marks the day when the people who share a passion for photography come together to raise awareness and share ideas about the field of photography. Each year, in celebration of this art form, many promotional photography competitions are announced with various themes to choose from. • A picture is worth more than a thousand words; it is a means of personal expression and the appreciation of it, all at the same time. • It traces its origins to 1837 when the first ever photographic process, the ‘Daguerreotype’ was developed by the Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce. On January 9, 1839, the French Academy of Sciences announced this process, and later in the same year, the French government purchased the patent for the invention and gave it as a gift, “free to the world.” • However, the first durable colour photograph was taken in the year 1861 and there is even speculation about the first digital photograph being invented in 1957, 20 years before the invention of the first digital camera. • Photography has evolved from its original purpose of documentation into a language in its own right. Different methods of photography convey different emotions, and often each photographer, in the course of time, develops their own style. • Each year, in celebration of this art form, many promotional photography competitions are announced with various themes to choose from.