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World Photography Day is an internationally recognised celebration of an amazing hobby and way of life for creators from all around the world. In 2022 World Photography Day falls on Friday, 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 2022 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.
Some top tips for getting started in street photography, from UK photographer Robin Sinha.
In this feature we look why it’s a great idea to use a 35mm lens for a huge variety of photography styles.
There are a number of considerations to think about before you decide which is the best A3 photo printer to get for yourself.
We talk about everything you need to know to get started with astrophotography.
Macro photography can give you a glimpse into another world – we talk about what you need to get started.
We got our hands on the DJI Mini SE drone and put it through its paces.
Win some fantastic prizes in our our Street Photography Photo Competition
Your chance to win a battery & charger kit courtesy of Newell.
Your chance to win some fantastic prizes as part of Canon Wildlife Week
Learn tips & tricks for getting some fantastic wildlife shots in your local area with photographer Oliver Wright.
Join us in our London store where a technical expert from Fujifilm UK will give you a personal tour of the X-H2S & XF 150-600mm!
Join photographer Solli Kanani in this insightful webinar to learn the skills and tricks to create your own stop motion animation.
Jo Horrocks: 'A Tompot Blenny in his pipe home under Swanage Pier'
John Hanson: 'Rockford Common Sunrise. New Forest, Hampshire'
Olly Reed: 'Sunset Shapes'
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 16/08/2022
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