People across the world celebrate the art of photography annually on August 19. The date never changes, but various themes are introduced by photographers in their own way to captivate and enhance knowledge of creativity. The day is observed with a lot of enthusiasm. Individuals come together to celebrate and inspire upcoming generations to understand the significance of photography in many aspects. There are a lot of ways to celebrate World Photography Day, which also includes sharing some smart tips for beginners. Before you begin the joyous event, take a look at the Photography Day 2019 history and significance associated with the annual celebration. Know About The First Selfie Ever Taken and Origin of The Term. 

World Photography Day: History

World Photography Day originates from the invention of Daguerreotype. It is a photographic process developed by Frenchman Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1837. Two years later, on January 9, the French Academy of Sciences announced the Daguerreotype process. On August 19, the same year, the French government purchased the patent and announced the invention to be a gift “free to the world.”

World Photography Day: Significance

The significance of World Photography Day is to share ideas and encourage individuals in this field. Photography enthusiasts strive to garner attention on the creativity that captivates so many moments for us to cherish lifelong. Photography Day not only remembers the one who has contributed in the field, but also motivates the future generation to explore their skills.

Photography is a beautiful art that the humankind has been gifted. Moments captured in photos allows us to cherish them for a lifetime. It is an amazing skill that shall be appreciated. Celebrate and maybe record a piece of history on this glorious World Photography Day.

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