The Daguerreotype, a photography process invented by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1837, is the inspiration for World Photo Day.
The Daguerreotype process was announced by the French Academy of Sciences on January 9, 1839. The French government bought the patent on August 19 and declared the creation as a "gift to the world."
The Daguerreotype wasn't the first long-lasting photograph. Using a technique called heliography, Niepce captured the first known permanent photograph, "View from the Window at Le Gras," in 1826.
Thomas Sutton took the first long-lasting color image in 1861. It was a set of three black-and-white photos with red, green, and blue filters applied. However, because the photographic emulsions in use at the time were insensitive to the spectrum, the outcome was subpar, and the demonstration was quickly forgotten.
In India, our photographers have made a name for themselves in a variety of genres, including wildlife, fashion, street photography, and documentary photography. Today on the occasion of World Photography Day let us applaud for the ace photographers like Daboo Ratnani, Atul Kasbekar, Dayanita Singh, Rathika Ramasamy and many more.
India is a magnificent country with abundant flora and fauna, and our Indian photographers are taking full advantage of it. Indian photographers excelled in a variety of photographic genres, including nature, beauty, advertising, documentary, and others. The majority of people who have a passion for photography are leaving well-paying jobs to pursue a career in photography.