World Photography Day is the best time to know some really interesting facts about photography. All of us love to click pictures but just of us would be aware of these facts, I bet!

  1. World Photography Day originated from the invention of a practical photographic process called Daguerreotype.


  2. It was developed by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1837.
  3. On  August 19, 1839, the French government bought the patent for Daguerreotype and released it “free to the world” in memory of which World Photo Day is celebrated.
  4. The earliest known permanent photographic image was captured in 1826 through a more complex process known as Heliography.
  5. This photograph took 8 hours as exposure time.
  6. Moon’s first photo was taken in 1851. And the first photo of its dark side was taken in 1959.


  7. Every year, above 350 billion photos are taken worldwide. This has been possible with the coming of digital cameras on mobile phones.
  8.  The number of photographs that have been uploaded on Facebook has crossed the count of 250 billion.
  9. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were so passionate about photography that they had a darkroom installed in their Windsor Castle.


  10. The term ‘photograph’ has its earliest known use dating back 1839 by the astronomer Sir John Herschel.
  11. The earliest use of the abbreviation ‘photo’ was in 1860 in a letter written by Queen Victoria.