Celebrate World Photo Day – Today!

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Aug 192014
 

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World Photo Day is about celebrating the ability we have to communicate though this powerful visual medium.

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”.

It should be noted that the Daguerreotype wasn’t the first permanent photographic image. In 1826, Nicèphore Nièpce captured the earliest known permanent photograph known as ‘View from the Window at Le Gras’ using a process called Heliography.

August 19th, 1839 was chosen as the date behind World Photo Day based on the following historical merits:

  • The Daguerreotype was the first practical photographic process.
  • The purchase and release of the patent by the French government.

Today, we can share memories across the globe in seconds. Photography is an invention that has revolutionised the way we see the world. We can visit places without leaving our home. We can share adventures with friends in another city and we can watch grandchildren grow up thousands of kilometers away.

There was once a time when photography didn’t exist…

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Winners Gallery – Traveler Photo Contest 2014 – National Geographic

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Aug 092014
 
Winners – Winners Gallery – Traveler Photo Contest 2014 – National Geographic.

Photo and caption by Mahesh Balasubramanian used with permission

Taken during the Mayana Soora Thiruvizha festival, which takes place every March in the small village of Kaveripattinam the day after Maha Shivarathiri (the great night of Shiva). The festival is devoted to Angalamman, a fierce guardian deity worshipped widely in Southern India.

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PhotographyTalk May 2012 Giveaway Features a Super Grand Prize of Nikon D800 DSLR Camera!

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May 022012
 

 

PhotographyTalk Facebook Giveaway

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Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2012

PhotographyTalk, one of the world’s leading photography forum and community Web sites for all levels of photographers, announces its May 2012 Giveaway, with more than $16,000 in digital photography prizes. Entries are accepted May 1, 2012 through May 31, 2012. One winner will receive the super grand prize of a new Nikon D800 DSLR Digital Camera (a $2,999.95 value) courtesy of Adorama, a leading photo, video and electronics store, located on W. 18th Street in New York City.

“The contest is very simple and provides everyone with added opportunities to increase their chance of winning,” said Alex Schult, president of PhotographyTalk. “First, ‘like’ the PhotographyTalk page by visiting:

http://www.Facebook.com/PhotographyTalk.

PhotographyTalk May 2012 Giveaway Features a Super Grand Prize of Nikon D800 DSLR Camera

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