Written by Marjorie

#WorldPhotoDay 2021 with Cats

#WorldPhotoDay 2021 with Cats

Did you know that today is World Photo Day? It was founded to encourage us all to pick up our cameras and be inspired by other fellow photographers to take pictures and share them with the world’s photo community.

Why is August 19th World Photo Day?

Well, there is a certain amount of history here.

The date of August 19 was chosen to commemorate the invention of the daguerreotype process, which was the first publicly announced photographic process. Daguerreotypes were invented by French artist and chemist Louis Jacques-Mandé Daguerre in the early 1830s. He used a camera obscura to capture images onto copper plates coated with iodized silver.

In 1839, he exchanged his rights to the invention for a lifetime pension from the French government. On August 19 that same year, the French government announced daguerreotypes free to the world as a gift.


World Photo Day 2021. Ginger cat yawning and showing his teeth
Ginger Yawn

For us all, as cat lovers in 2021, the impact of this gesture is felt every day, with every smartphone snapshot or DSLR masterpiece of feline photography.

Photos give us tangible memories and are also a big help when used by rescues to show off their adoptable cats. The use of fabulous photos helps PAWS in Norwalk CT get their lovely felines in the public eye.

What You Can Do on World Photo Day

Share a photo of your cat and show the world that Feline Photography is a force to be reckoned with! We take PAWsome pictures and we want the world to know!

Here are some hashtags you can use to get your photos in front of other cat and photography lovers.

  • #WorldPhotographyDay
  • #WorldPhotographyDay2021
  • #WorldPhotoDay
  • #WorldPhotoDay2021
  • #PhotographyDay
  • #PhotographyDay2021
  • #PhotoDay
  • #PhotoDay2021
Autumn Toulouse
Autumn Toulouse

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Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can shoot and edit wonderful pictures they love regardless of the camera they use.

She is a Professional member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.

11 thoughts on “#WorldPhotoDay 2021 with Cats”

    • YOU have the better deal there! Kitten photos are the best! I look forward to a smartphone photo kitten ost.

  1. I never knew there was world Photo day, what a wonderful idea to share special photos on that day – love your photos as always
    Thanks for the blog hop

  2. Love the pics. I always like seeing your “happy photos” on social as well. I’m sorry I missed World Photo Day. I’ll have to pin this and mark it on my calendar for next year!

  3. Happy, belated, world photo day! I had never heard of world photo day so it was really interesting to read about it’s origins. If you ask my dogs, they’d probably tell you everyday is world photo day haha. I’m always snapping pictures of them, almost daily.

  4. Too bad I was working today, else I might have been able to capture the neighbor’s kitty, since ours are all angels, now…
    He likes to roll in the catnip prunings I toss to him…he really gets into it. Would make a great video too.

    Your kitty pics are always fabulous!

  5. What better way to celebrate World Photo Day than to take pictures of us gorgeous felines??
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  6. Aww, thank you so much for the shout out, dear friends! We feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to photograph the PAWS cats and share them with the world. Thank YOU so much for inspiring all of us with your photography, and for sharing your knowledge. Happy World Photo Day! XO

  7. Those are both totally wonderful photos and I do love that ginger yawn! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


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