Celebrating the World Photography Day
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Celebrating the World Photography Day

New Delhi : India | Sep 21, 2012 at 5:31 AM PDT
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The world is celebrating the World Photography Day today; it is all about celebrating the art of photography and getting involved in capturing the world in your lens.

Its August 19, a day which is recognized as the World Photography Day across the globe, being celebrated by the innumerable photographers and lovers of Photography. If we go back in the history of Photography, the day is chosen to be World Photography Day as it was on this day that Daguerreotype, a photographic process was developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process and a few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government announced this invention as a gift "Free to the World". The day the daguerreotype went public is considered as the World Photography Day. To learn more about history of photography, buy online content.

“They say a picture is worth a thousand words”, it is a day which is witnessing celebration and also a day on which all the photographers are acknowledged for their talent of capturing the world as they see it. On this occasion, this passion of photography is being celebrated by launching open libraries, day long photo walks, photography shows, competitions and photo exhibitions across the entire world in different places specifically in India which is being regarded as an appreciable act of inspiring and motivating the young and new breed of photographers. Take glimpses of some of the most applauding works of photography by amateur photographers, buy online images.

These events have welcomed photographers from all fraternities irrespective of their professional brilliance in the field of photography. This day is being considered as the best to commemorate one’s personal passion for bringing to life the world around in its own unique form. The advent of social media has also played a very important role in offering a new dimension of practicing, preserving and sharing images. The art of photography is now no more limited to professional photographers but also the kids roam around clicking pictures on a camera or simply taking them on their phones.

This is the best time to meet the photography freaks who never part with their cameras and experience the passion they have for capturing their own collection of images. On this Day of World Photography, indulge into conversations with some crazy photographers and ask them “What entices them to pick up a camera? “ this way they will better know themselves as individual photographers. On the eve of World Photograph Day, some of the photographers are witnessed rejoicing the works of maestros like Raghu Rai and paying homage to the ones like late Prabuddha Dasgupta, who is no more with us. To learn more about popular photographers, buy news articles. According to the sources the Indian streets today are mostly crowded with innumerable photographers belonging to different walks of life with one single aim of celebrating their day by clicking and pinning some more masterpieces to their fervent work of photography.

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johnmatthew is based in New Delhi, Delhi, India, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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