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World Photography Day 2022: History, significance and how to celebrate

World Photography Day 2022:- is commemorated every year on 19 August. On this day, photography enthusiasts come together to celebrate this beautiful art.

The devices used for taking photographs have gone through dramatic developments in technology. But the essence and language of photography has remained the same.

Photography is a wonderful way to capture and immortalise the moments.

As cameras have become cheaper with evolution, taking photos is no more an art enjoyed by only a few privileged.

World Photography Day 2022: History, significance and how to celebrate

Smartphone cameras are also very powerful these days. If one is skilled enough, he or she can click professional photos using just a phone.

History of World Photography Day

In the year 1837, the first photographic process was developed by Frenchmen named Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce. The process was named ‘Daguerreotype’.

Daguerreotype was an instant success as it provided a relatively inexpensive and accurate way of representing scenes and faces, which earlier had to be drawn or painted by hand. With this, photo studios started popping up across the world.

On August 19, 1839, the government of France purchased the patent for the invention and gave it as a gift, “free to the world.” Hence, this day was marked as World Photography Day later on.

There are several ways to celebrate World Photography Day and here are some of the ideas to try.

Invest in photography

On World Photography Day you can pick out a spot to put some incredible photographs and use this day to invest in a framed photograph from one of your favourite photographers.

Go to a photography exhibition

It is a great day to go to a photography exhibition. Visit your nearest or favourite art gallery on this World Photography Day.

Create a special social media post

If you are an amateur photographer or just love taking pictures then this is the day is to show off your skills and the best of your photos.

Try your hand at photography

If you think you can be a photographer or if you want to try your hand at it, then this day is a great opportunity to finally start.

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