Celebrating World Photography Day

Did you know August 19th is World Photography Day? Starting with film and advancing to digital, cameras have been around for decades. A camera can catch a glimpse of reality before passing away into history. From haunting disasters to daily routines, every photo tells a story. 

Ways to Celebrate World Photography Day

Photography is your personal journey. Taking pictures is the best way to celebrate World Photography Day. Do not be afraid to show others your view of the world. 

Unplug from Your Computer

Unplug from your computer or other devices during your lunch hour, for the afternoon, or the entire day. Grab your camera or mobile phone and head out to take some pictures. Find your personal inspiration.

  • Go outdoors. 
  • Go for a nature walk. 
  • Take your dog for a hike. 
  • Enjoy the scenery.
  • Photograph a meal.
  • Set up a scene.
  • Photograph your family, pets, or friends.
  • Photograph from different angles.
  • Make your photo adventure a family activity.

Buy a Good Camera

If you enjoy taking pictures, consider investing in a high-quality camera. 

  • Do your research to find the right fit for you. 
  • Ask friends or family members for input.
  • When you go to purchase a new camera, ask questions. 
  • Hold the camera. 

Remember a camera is just a tool. True photography comes from your inspiration and personal viewpoint.

Learn the Rules

Photography has rules. Composition, exposure, balance, and lighting are just a few of the common areas. 

  • Take a class.
  • Attend a workshop.
  • Go to the library or local bookstore for photography books.
  • Join social media groups.

Break the Rules

Yes, photography has rules. Do not be afraid to break them. Every person views a subject differently. Your pictures are your own personal viewpoint. Let your personal inspiration shine through in your photo. 

When you get to caught up in the right way to take a photo, you miss out on the experience. Have fun. Photography is an art form, your art. Never let anyone diminish your art.

Author: Rebecca C.

I am just a person who loves to photograph and write about the world around me.

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