Friday, August 6, 2010
World Photography Day August 19
World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World.”
Another photographic processes, the Calotype, was also invented in 1839 by William Fox Talbot (it was announced in 1841). Together, the invention of both the Daguerreotype and Calotype mark 1839 as the year that photography was invented.
Get involved in World Photography Day
If you love photography, getting involved is easy, just register on our website and we will let you know when we open our online gallery for photography submissions.
If you’re a photography lover, browse though our online gallery, be inspired and vote for your favourite photographs.
If you’re a hobby photographer, share a photograph you have captured that highlights something you’re passionate about.
If you’re a emerging photographer, World Photography Day is a great way to share your portfolio with others.
If you’re a full-time photographer, get back to basics and share a photograph that expresses why you love your job.
If you’re a photography business or community group, here are some ideas to celebrate photography within your local community.