World Photo Day
World Photo Day is held on August 19. Founded in 2009 by Australian photographer Korske Ara. The date was chosen to honor the day the French government acquired a patent for the daguerreotype, an early photographic process. This event in the second decade of the month August is annual. Help us
The Most Viewed Photograph in History is this Old Windows Default Screen. The First Color Photo Wasn't Taken Until 1861. The first color photograph made by the three-color method suggested by James Clerk Maxwell in 1855, taken in 1861 by Thomas Sutton. In 1861, Thomas Sutton suggested the process to create the world's first color image. The result of layering three separate images of red, green, and blue filters. These were then projected onto a photosensitive plate with the corresponding filters.
The first photograph ever taken was by a French scientist named Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. In 1826, French scientist Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, took that photograph, titled View from the Window at Le Gras, at his family's country home. The famous image took eight hours to capture because of the long exposure needed for the camera. The image was actually lost for nearly 50 years before historians rediscovered it.
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