How do you Celebrate World Photography Day?

It’s World Photography Day today, the day when the world celebrates what marked the beginnings of photography, its history, the arts and different types of creative processes that make photography the amazing artform that it is.

Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce developped the daguerreotype process which was the first type of photographic process and one of the earliest methods of capturing a permanent image. A positive image was recorded onto a silver iodide coated copper plate, developped by exposing it to mercury vapour and fixed with a strong salt solution.

It’s not surprising to learn that Daguerre was a physicist with a solid knowledge of these chemical processes. He sold his “Daguerreotype Process” to the French Academy of Sciences and full details of the process were gifted to the world on 19 August 1839.

We’ve come a long way since then, yet, black and white photography is still as attractive and appealing as ever.

So today, I’m celebrating the technical achievements in photography by sharing this image, a jpeg straight out of my X-T5 taken at ISO12800 in the Fujifilm film simulation Acros – for the love of analog film looks!

Check out this article in which I will share more on shooting in high ISO, grain and noise but for now, let’s celebrate beautiful shades of grey.

Have yourselves a marvellous Saturday and shoot awesome jpegs.

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  • Daniel
    August 19, 2023 at 9:09 am

    Hi Nathalie and every photographer ! Thank you for sharing your thoughs and experiences, you do a great job as always. You’re right Daguerre was a precursor, but we forget he was greatly helped by the
    work of Niepce, his partner, and who took the first photo en 1822 and then the oldest preserved photo in the world taken in 1827. Daguerre was very interested in his technique and they partenered in 1828.
    Any way to celebrate this World Photography Day, I intend to use my Rolleicord or my Super Ikonta, and make analog photos :o) and of course… myFujifilm !

    • Nathalie Boucry
      August 19, 2023 at 2:41 pm

      Thank you so much for the added info. Yes, Daguerre definitely benefited from the discoveries made by those who walked before him! I’m so glad you are out creating today and celebrating today! Thanks for your support as always! Happy shooting!


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