World Photography Day is an internationally recognised celebration of an amazing hobby and way of life for creators from all around the world. In 2023 World Photography Day falls on Saturday, 19 August and will be celebrated by enthusiasts who follow their passion and creative expression, which photography provides.
With a history dating back to 1839 World Photography Day is here to stay and for 2023 we have plenty of ways for you to participate and celebrate this historic event. Discover some of the most popular tips and tricks to advance your photography skills in subjects including astro, macro and street photography. Learn about the most popular lenses, the best photo printers and enter competitions to win some fantastic prizes. However you celebrate, Park Cameras are thrilled to be part of this incredible event and look forward to seeing your creative images.
The World Photography Day celebration stems from the invention of the ‘daguerreotype' after which on August 19, 1839, the French government purchased a patent from Louis Daguerre. France declared it a gift to the world, for anyone to use without cost. Well, almost everyone. The French were still smarting from the Napoleonic Wars, and there had been a long rivalry with Britain reaching back hundreds of years, and so, they excluded Britain from the gift. British photographers had to pay a license fee to use the technique.
Fortunately for the British, around the same time, William Henry Fox Talbot had independently developed his own system, and so, the two processes evolved, at first, in parallel. Fortunately, the world is a much more peace-loving place than it was in the 1800s. Overall, despite some hiccups, we get on together much better than we did 182 years ago. Now, on August 19 every year, to celebrate that idea of international camaraderie on the anniversary of France’s generous sharing of the Daguerreotype, it’s World Photography Day.
By Park Cameras on 18/08/2023
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