Photos have become an important part of our everyday lives. They can help close the gap for loved ones that are far away, help us remember fun places we’ve been, and capture the big and little moments that make up our lives. We see photographs daily, but have you ever wondered how it all started?
The first photographic process was developed in 1837 by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce. Their process was called the Daguerrotype, which the French government purchased the patent for on August 19, 1839 so that they could share it as a free gift to the world. The French were on to something, and on August 19, 2010, World Photo Day hosted a global gallery online to honor the day the patent was purchased. They asked photographers around the globe to upload a single image that would capture their life to share with the world. Almost 270 photographers joined in on the fun, with the gallery being viewed in over 100 countries. This marked the first official Photography Day, which has been celebrated since.
We’ve all seen the Facebook challenge where people share one black and white photo a day without leaving an explanation. World photography day is a lot like that. Its goal is for photographers around the globe to come together and share a single photo that best describes their life to the world. This day serves as a great reminder to slow down and see your life from a different perspective. If you could capture one image to show what matters to you this year, what would it be?
While you try to figure out what moment you want to share with the world this photography day, let’s explore some cameras that can help you remember the moments that mean the most to you.
Photography Day is a great reminder to look at our life from a different perspective. Our retro Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 instant camera, is the best of both worlds. With their old-time feel and high quality images, you can capture your memories in a fun, unique way.
If your life goes fast and you’re looking for a camera that can keep up, Sony’s Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera would be an excellent fit. Featuring the ability to capture eleven frames per second, this camera is perfect for capturing those moments that happen quickly, such as looks of pure joy, kids and pets that don’t like to stay still, and sporting events. It also has the benefit of being lightweight for life on the go.
Do you enjoy great quality pictures, but aren’t a fan of the hassle of hooking up your camera to get those images printed or posted to your social media accounts? With Nikon D3400 DSLR, you can instantly connect to your smartphone without having to physically change cards. It’s an amazing entry level camera since it’s easy to use, while still providing the quality you desire.
In the words of Elliot Erwitt, “Photography is the art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little do to with the things that you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” I hope you take the time to share your unique view of the world this Photography Day!