August 19th is World Photography Day. The image above is what I woke up to this morning on Facebook after being tagged by a friend. The point of this day is to celebrate the art of photography. Back in 2010 a group of photographers set aside this specific day for everyone in the photography community to share a single photo of what their view of the world is. This event caught on, and 6 years later it’s even more popular now because of the significant rise in photography enthusiasts.
My take on this day is to focus on (and share) how far photography has come since August 19th, 1839 when the patent for the Daguerreotype (one of the earliest forms of practical photography) was released to the public.