World Photography Day 2022
18th August 2022
18th August 2022
Friday 19th August marks World Photography Day 2022; a time for professionals and amateurs to celebrate their appreciation of and passion for photography. The day has been celebrated every year since 2010.
In 1837, Joseph Nicephore Niepce and Louis Daguerre invented Daguerreotype – a photographic process. On 9th January 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process, later purchasing the patent and giving it as ‘a gift to the world’ on 19th August 1839. Hence why World Photography Day is celebrated on this date.
The definition of photography is literally “drawing the light”, the word coined by the British scientist Sir John Herschel in 1839.
The first colour photograph was produced in 1861, when Thomas Sutton created and combined three monochrome images using different coloured filters (green, blue and red).
If you’re looking to expand your own photography knowledge and add to your collection of equipment this World Photography Day, Pantiles Cameras is a family run company based in the heart of The Pantiles that has been trading for more than 40 years. The team pride themselves on their mastery of photographic products and outstanding customer service.
Pantiles Cameras only sells genuine UK sourced digital cameras and equipment, all of which come with full UK guarantees and back-up. Brands include Sony, Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Zeiss, Sigma and many more. Services include photo printing, tape transfer, sensor cleaning, camera servicing, photo restoration, cine transfer, part exchanges and training workshops.
Why not head in-store this World Photography Day to see what gems you can pick up?!
Pantiles Cameras work closely with Sony, frequently offering shoppers great savings and exclusive offers. In conjunction with World Photography Day, Sony is inviting everyone to submit pictures for the 2023 Sony World Photography Awards.
Created by the World Photography Organisation, the Sony World Photography Awards are an authoritative voice in the industry. Celebrating the best contemporary photography from the past year, the Awards give vast exposure and opportunity to photographers worldwide. Sony supports the Awards to help the continued development of photographic culture by giving a global platform to today’s talent. What’s more, the winner can get $25,000!
Entry to the Awards is completely free and photographers are judged anonymously by a panel of industry leading judges. Photographers worldwide are invited to submit to the Awards’ four categories:
Full competition and categories descriptions can be found at worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards
If you would like to share your pictures of The Pantiles with us this World Photography Day, please tag us in your social media posts. We love seeing your sensational snaps!