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World Photography Day 19th August Celebration History, Features, Theme



World Photography Day Celebration on 19th August History, Features, Theme, First Light Photograph in Human History

19 August is noted as World Photography Day, which aims to motivate photographers over the planet. World Photography Day introduces the imagination of the Daguerreotype.

The daguerreotype was the first commercially successful photographic process (1839-1860) in the history of photography. Named after the inventor, Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, each daguerreotype is a unique image on a silvered copper plate.

The first permanent colour photograph was captured by Thomas Sutton in 1861. It was a set of three black-and-white photographs taken through red, green and blue filters. 

A selfie was clicked by American Robert Cornelius. Cornelius set his camera up, took the image by shifting the lens cap and then moving into the frame. On the back, he wrote The first light picture ever taken 1839.

The first digital photograph was taken in 1957; almost 20 years before Kodak's engineer designed the first digital camera. The photo is a digital scan of a shot originally taken on film which represents Russell Kirsch’s son and has a resolution of 176×176. 

19 August 2010 World Photo Day introduced its first global online gallery. Almost 270 photographers shared their pictures and people from over 100 countries attended the website. This registered the first official, globally encompassing World Photo Day. 


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