World Photography Day 2020 | Facts and History About The Special Day

Celebrating World Photography Day 2020 With Spyne!

We at Spyne are here to wish a Happy World Photography Day 2020 to all the Photography Enthusiasts out there! No matter which photography genre you are a part of, this is your day. And on this special day, we are here with some exciting facts that will change the way you perceive this Unofficial Holiday.

How Is Spyne Contributing To The Evolution Of The Photography Industry?

We here at Spyne are a Deep Tech Startup, focused on bringing efficiency in the Photography as well as the Photo Editing Industries. Being an AI-Driven Company, we are always finding new ways to develop innovation that will eventually help people seamlessly Create, Achieve, Manage and Share their Visual Content. And here are the following ways through which we plan on revolutionizing the Photography Industry:

1. Providing Opportunities to Freelance Photographers

We here at Spyne have been successful at establishing a vast photography network all over the country. Due to which we currently connected with more than 3,500 professional photographers. And being associated with such a large number of photographers help us reach out to people in some of the smallest cities and towns of the country and provide them with the same convenient and low-cost photoshoots that people in metro cities get. 

2. Developing Tech Products For A Smooth and Hassle-Free Future

As we said, we are a Tech-Based Company which is all about finding innovative solutions to the problems that businesses, as well as creative individuals, come across in terms of Acquiring and Managing Their Visual Content. 

Here are some of our products, and the ways through which they play a significant part in bringing efficiency into people's workflow:


SpyneShare is a platform that enables photographers to seamlessly share photos and videos with their clients. This now only saves time but also helps the photographer deliver the photos without any physical hassle. SpyneShare allows photographers to boost their business through easy referrals. 


Doesn't matter if you are a Business or a Professional Individual, you always need a strong online presence, a portfolio of sorts, that will help you in reaching out to a bigger audience, and this is exactly what SpyneWeb Does. With SpyneWeb, you can create your very own professional Website in just 7 Minutes.


Are you tired of collecting and managing feedback for your videos? Then SpyneFrame is the Platform for you. It helps you get instant frame-by-frame feedback from experts and clients so that you can follow all the reviews on your videos.


With SpyneTouch, you can get your photos edited and Retouched by some of the best Professional Images Editors. Doesn't matter if you have 50 photos or 1000, our AI-Integrated Image Editing Software enables us to bulk edit images at scale. Which further means that we can provide you with the quickest turnaround time.

These were some of our products that itself changed the way whole Photography and Photo Editing Industries Work.

History of World Photography Day

Source: Smithsonian Magazine

World Photography Day celebrates the development of the art form we all know as photography and also the evolution that it has gone through the past years. 

We all click photos with our smartphones and our High-End Camera, but have we ever wondered how did it all start? It all started in 1837, when  Joseph Nicephore Niepce and Louis Daguerre made a revolutionary invention of the daguerreotype, which little did they know will change the world as we see it. And as most of you might be wondering, daguerreotype was the first successful Photography process, used from 1839 to 1860. Daguerreotype used to be an image one a plate made of silvered copper. 

The Story of World's First Selfie

Even though the term "selfie" is relatively new, you might be a little shocked to hear the concept is not. It was an American Chemist and a Photo Enthusiast, Robert Cornelius who took the first-ever selfie back in 1839. Cornelius took the self-portrait at the back of his family's chandelier store, by running into the frame. Even though it might seem a little funny, it was the moment that started it all. 

How to Celebrate The World Photography Day 2020?

You all must be wondering what is the right way to celebrate world photography day, at the same time acknowledging its importance. Hence, we here at Spyne have brought you some ways through which you can spend this happy world photography day.

1. Get Motivated By The iPhone Photography Awards

Awards like these, help us realize that we do not need a professional camera to celebrate photography. You can take some amazing and artistically sound images even with your iPhone. Most of the winning entries are from iPhone 8, which is not even the latest one in the series. Hence, it's your skill and passion that counts, not how much megapixels your camera has.  

2. Add Colour To Your Old Family Photos

None of us is short on the old black and white family pictures. So this world photography day, give those old photos a new life by colourizing them using some basic photo editing tools.

3. Watch Some of The Best Photography Documentaries

This is one other great way to spend your world photography day 2020, as watching these documentaries will help you understand the development Photography has gone through the centuries.

4. Head Out With Your Polaroid Camera

The best way you can celebrate world photography day is to go out and capture the very essence of your surroundings through photography itself. And we know that our smartphone cameras are good enough, but we would suggest you take a polaroid with you for this. There is something special about these cameras, aside from the fact that they give you instant images that you can stick to your fridge.

5. Look at the Pictures Taken By NASA Mars Rover

Looking at these record-breaking photos give us a brief understanding of how Cameras and Photography itself has evolved over the years. 

Why is World Photography Day Celebrated On 19th August?

The reason 19th August is celebrated as World Photography Day is that on the same day, 183 years ago, Joseph Nicephore Niepce and Louis Daguerre registered their invention, daguerreotype, with the patent office. 

Best Photography Quotes That You Can Share On World Photography Day 2020

Another great way to celebrate world photography day is by inspiring other people with quotes and photos which can eventually let them apprehend the beauty of Photography and the purpose it serves. Hence, here are some of the best world photography day quotes we could find for you.

“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.”

-Irving Penn

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”

-Imogen Cunningham

“When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.”

-Alfred Eisenstaedt

“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”

-Robert Frank

“Taking pictures is savouring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”

-Marc Riboud

“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”

-David Alan Harvey

“If your pictures aren’t good enough you’re not close enough.”

-Robert Capa

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

-Ansel Adams

“If you are truly successful in capturing the pulse of life, then you can speak of a good photograph.”

-Rene Burri


Some Of The Best Indian Photographers That Went Viral in 2020?

India is not at all shy of the skills and creativity that is required to produce some of the best photographers in the World. And to give acknowledgement to some of them, here is a list of top 10 Indian Photographers who went viral in 2020 due to their extraordinary photos.

Shaaz Jung

Siddhartha Joshi

Lokesh Dang

Vaibhav Mehta

Revati Kulkarni

Kira Issar

Nupur Singh


Nitesh Khandelwal

The Wanderstruck 5

Rohit Adlakha

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Written By - Ranvijay Singh on 19 Aug, 2020