World Photo Day is an international photography event on August 19th that celebrates the passion for photography in our communities. We’re all about community here at Preset Shop, so this really appeals to us!
In a world where millions of pictures are uploaded every minute, World Photo Day is inspiring thousands of photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world.
Started in 2009 and first launched globally in 2010, the World Photography Day project is now one of the worlds fastest growing photography celebrations.
The date behind World Photo Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre in 1837. On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World”.