This is an annual celebration of the art and science of photography to be shared with the world
This unofficial holiday was created by Korske Ara, Austrian photographer, in 2009. This day is meant to encourage people to pick up their cameras to take photos and share them with the world.
Photography did not come about until the early 1900’s. This does not mean that people prior to that date did not want to capture events and photos of people and places. The discovery of the camera obscura is one of the oldest attempts to record events. This was a device with a hole though which light passes. It then creates an inverted image of the scene outside. Artists would sketch or trace the image to record it.
In the 20th century, there were many innovations and improvements to the camera as we know it. Nowadays, cameras are more affordable which has helped make photography a hobby for many people.
Celebrate today by…
- Take the time to learn and read about the history and science behind photography.
- Start taking photography lessons.
- If you have experience as a photographer, volunteer your time to share your knowledge with others.
- Share your photos with others around the world.
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