World Photography Day 2018: Know History & Significance Of This Day Celebrating The Art of Taking Pictures
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The term photography has evolved so much especially in today's times and we have seen it going from a hobby to a full-fledged profession. Earlier considered to be a side job or just a mere interest, the importance of clicking pictures, documenting stories and creating content has seen a tremendous rise. Marking the very art, photographers around the world observe the World Photography Day on August 19 every year. On this day, all photographers come together, share and inspire each other with their knowledge of the field. Drone Awards 2018: 'Above the Polar Bear' & Other Winning Photographs will Leave You Mesmerised. 

History of Photography 

The origin of this day lies in the early invention of photography skills. Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce discovered the Daguerreotype, a process of making photographs. It was announced as a process by the French Academy of Sciences. On August 19, the French government purchased a patent and Francois Arago, the 25th Prime Minister of France described the process of photography. He discussed the brilliant future and announced it as a 'gift free to the world.' The earliest known permanent photograph was captured by Niepce. It is called the 'View from the Window at Le Gras.'

Although it was in the year August 19, 2010 a first global gallery was hosted where 270 photographers shared their ideas through photographs. These photographers also shared it photography means to them and people from over 100 countries visited the website, thus making it a historic moment.

Significance of The Day

The aim of celebrating this day is to get together all the photographers from around the world, share their ideas with each other. It is an encouragement for everyone out there, who loves the art, can contribute to the field. People from all over the globe come together, irrespective of nationality, culture etc to discuss and share their work. There are photo exhibitions and competitions held in certain parts of the world. People go on photo walks, meet like-minded photographers, learn and get inspired to do better. It is also a time to brush up one's skills and learn from the best in the field. Venus and Moon Conjunction Photos Are Going Viral, Check The Beautiful Pictures! 

The day is a celebration of the entire photographic community rejoicing in their art. They learn to develop their imagination, curate better ideas and stories and grow through the art. It is a day to capture moments and preserve them forever in frames. Wish you all a very happy World Photography Day 2018.