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World Photo Day - 177 years of practical photography

Today we celebrate the 177th anniversary of a gift "Free to the modern world". 

1839 - The first practical photographic Process

It all started with two Frenchman, the invention of the world's first practical photographic process and the French government. On January 9th 1839, the French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerrotype photographic process, developed by inventor of the Heliograph (the first perminent photographic process) Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce, and Louis Daguerre. 

Later that year, in August 19th 1839, the patent was purchased and released by the French government, announced as a gift to the modern world. 

2010 - The first world celebration of photography

2010 marks the first world celebration of World Photo Day. A project which began the year before, founded by Korske Ara. World photo day, now in it's 6th year, has grown to an annual event celebrated by thousands of amateur and professional photographers each year world wide. 

For photos and contributions by a range of global photographers check out #worldphotography day on twitter, and the World Photo Day website.

A gift to the world - Free photography guide

In keeping with world photo day's origins, a gift of photography, free to the world, I'd like to offer a copy of my 27 page photography guide free to everyone on our mailing list. 

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