August 19, 2011

Happy world photography day to all the Shutterbugs

~*Eternal View*~
(City Palace@Udaipur, Rajasthan, India) 
Time to get your cameras out, happy snappers, as Friday 19 August is World Photography Day.

World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Louis Daguerre.  On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World.” 

Another photographic processes, the Calotype, was also invented in 1839 by William Fox Talbot (it was announced in 1841). Together, the invention of both the Daguerreotype and Calotype mark 1839 as the year that photography was invented.

If you’re interested in learning more about the history of photography, take a look at the following article on Wikipedia: History of Photography.



22 comments:

  1. Thanks and wish you the same:-)
    Lovely shot and the information!

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  2. I'm going to be talking to a group of girl scouts about photography and I was just thinking I needed to research the history of photography. I think they'll be surprised to know how long ago it was invented. Your image is beautiful!

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  3. This photo just sings with magic! Lovely!

    SKY SO HIGH

    Sky so high,
    Sky so blue,
    Tell me why
    I love you.


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Sunsets here and here

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  4. What a wonderful photograph this is, and thank you for some of the history!

    Thank you also for sharing this at The Creative Exchange!

    Have a fantastic day!

    lisa.

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  5. Oh wow this is fantastic photo!!

    SWF

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  6. fantastic photo shot,

    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Wow...what a beautiful picture! I'd love to see that in person myself.

    Hope you're having a blessed day!

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  8. Wonderful light in this photo. Enchanting!

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  9. that is an incredible shot!
    should i wear my party hat?
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  10. I had no idea. I am so glad they created this wonderful gift.
    Happy Photography Day!
    Dana

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  11. Excellent pic.
    HPD! to you too! :)

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  12. Gorgeous photo! Love the way one building shines in golden light.

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  13. You have not posted anything Winged as I can find. And it is hard to search for them when you only show one post at a time. I will remove yor link. :(

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  14. Excellent and very nice photography.

    Regards!

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  15. Gorgeous composition and light!

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  16. Absolutely lovely composition. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  17. ...happy world photography day to you too.

    i hever knew such day exist hehe. good job.

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  18. Thank you for sharing
    This Wonderful Pictures
    Good creations

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  19. What lovely photos you have on this blog. I'm actually learning some photographic history since I joined this course. It's so crazy to think of what photographers had to do those days in order to get a photography. The earliest once had to bring the entire darkroom with them. Have a lovely day!

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