National Photography Day

Excited group of friends with camera in hand, capturing lively moments in vibrant outdoor settings, embracing the spirit of National Photography Day..
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Snap, click, flash! Ever wondered why your friends seem to suddenly become professional photographers each time August 19 sways around the corner, turning your social media feeds into black and white art collections? They aren't all honing their inner Ansel Adams, they're celebrating National Photography Day!

When is Photography Day?

It's national photography day on the 19th August.

A Snapshot of History

Ready to embrace your inner selfie-artist or landscape-chronicler? Let’s journey through the picture-perfect history of National Photography Day. This celebration of shutter speed and film harks back to the very roots of photography itself, remember when they had to stand still for hours to get a photo without it becoming blurry? Can you imagine trying to snap a duck face selfie back then?

Framing the Celebration

National Photography Day got the spotlight it deserved on social media in just 2016. On 19th of August, mentioned a whopping 3013 times, it broke its previous internet records! Some say, it broke the internet, like a certain champagne-popping celebrity. The day isn't just about capturing the world through a lens but seeing it through different perspectives. So, you don’t need to be an accomplished photographer to join in the fun. Grab your smartphone, Polaroid, or even a disposable camera from a thrift shop to 'snap' to the rhythm of this day!

Through the Aperture

The beauty of National Photography Day is how it encompasses both the simplicity of capturing moments, along with the complexity of producing stunning and meaningful images. It doesn’t matter whether your pictures are DSLR quality or humming with vintage Polaroid vibes, photography, after all, is about freezing moments and telling stories. And as we all know, every image has a story to tell. Unless it's a photo of your thumb, although I've seen some pretty interesting thumbs in my time on the internet!

Did you know?

Did you know that the first photograph was taken in the summer of 1827 by Nicephore Niepce using a material that hardened after 8 long hours of exposure? Longest selfie wait ever.


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First identified

15th June 2015

Most mentioned on

19th August 2016

Total mentions


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