I came across a Facebook post from a dear friend and a blogger who posted about it today. August 19 is celebrated as World Photography Day.
World Photography Day, observed every year on Aug. 19, celebrates the works of amateur as well as professional photographers in equal measure.
History behind Photography day
Nicephore Niepce originally made the photograph using silver chloride coating a piece of paper. The photo did not turn out well with it. The earliest known permanent photographic image, however, was created by a more complex process called heliography in 1826. The exposure time needed to create that photograph was eight hours. Over the years, photographs have become better as compared to the ones of the World War 2 and the modern cameras. With the advent of digital cameras, over 350 billion photos are taken worldwide each year.
With a soft click of a camera, a flashlight and the moment is captured to cherish for a lifetime. The medium whether digital or on a film the memory lasts forever.
Quotes on photography– The following quotes describe the true essence of photography on World Photography Day.
“When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!” ― Ted Grant
“Black and white are the colours of photography. To me, they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected” — Robert Frank
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” — Aaron Siskind
“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is thereby a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.” ― Ansel Adams
“Photography is a magical kind of art that allows people to preserve time and moments, and to describe the world the way they see it.” ― Sahara Sanders
“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all know light. Know it for all you are worth and you will know the key to photography” ~ George Eastman.
“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.” ― Elliott Erwitt