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World Photography Day

World Photography Day

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Friday, August 19, 2016/Categories: photography, art and design, adventure

                 First Photograph, the view from a window, le Gras, France 1826 or 1827

Today is World Photography Day.

It was nearly 200 years ago that the first photographic image was captured on a glass plate and the science, technology, and art of photorgraphy began. The French invented and patented the daguerreotype process in 1839, released it free to be used by anyone, and created a revolution in how people saw the world in the process.

In the century since then, photography has gone from glass images, to prints made in darkrooms, to photos produced by every radiation wavelenght in visible and invisible light, and to today's digital scans and selfies. Irrespective of the technological form, the photograph produced is always telling a story as varied as food, fashion, conflict, nature, art, history, or people.

World Photography Day allows photographers anywhere to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world, no matter who you are, where you are, or what equipment and skills you have. You should give it a go!

   

           Wellcome Trust Bamboo Electron Micrograph and NASA Environmental Monitoring Satellite Photograph

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