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.
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.
- Check out our friends at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life
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.
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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.