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Today we focus on the annual August 19 snaps celebration by inviting you, our audience, to submit picture perfect examples.
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Meanwhile here's top ten photo facts to develop the theme. with blast from the past 1982 Bucks Fizz My Camera Never Lies soundtrack.
Earliest known permanent photographic image was created by complex process called heliography in 1826
Exposure time needed to create that photo was eight hours
The daguerreotype, invented in 1837, was first practical photographic process
The date celebrates August 19 1839 when the French government bought patent for daguerreotype and released it “free to the world”.
The earliest known use of the word ‘photograph’ was in 1839 by astronomer Sir John Herschel.
First picture of the Moon was in 1851 while first photo of its dark side was in 1959 ... 14 years ahead of Pink Floyd's iconic album
Earliest known use of the abbreviation ‘photo’ was by Queen Victoria in a letter in 1860
She and Prince Albert had a darkroom installed at Windsor Castle to indulge their passion for photography
Around 250 billion photos have been uploaded to Facebook
Thanks to digital cameras on mobile phones, more than 350 billion photos are now taken worldwide every year