“When people ask me what photography equipment I use - I tell them my eyes,” ~ Anonymous.
I am not a photographer but I have read that more than the camera and lens one needs to train their eyes to picture a subject. 19th August is the day when these eyes that have captured some breathtaking, exciting and sometimes terrifying images over the years celebrate the day.
In 2009, Korske Ara, a passionate young photographer from Australia launched the World Photo Day Project with the dream to unite local and global communities in a worldwide celebration of photography.
On August 19th 2010, World Photo Day hosted its first global online gallery. With 270 photographs shared and website visitors from over 100 countries, this marked the first official, globally reaching World Photo Day.
Times have changed, today we live in an age where everyone is a photographer armed with a powerful smartphone or an expensive DSLR and an Instagram page.
#WorldPhotographyDay has been trending on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram since the early part of the day. Along with photography enthusiasts and professionals, brands have joined in the fun too. While many chose to host contests with theme-based photo submissions, others have stuck to creating appealing content for their fans.
Listed below are interesting visuals shared by Indian brands across social media, hoping to bond with them over photography:
2. Comedy Central India
3. Vodafone Zoozoos
4. Mahindra Bolero
5. Cannon India
6. Axis Bank
7. The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts
8. eBay India
9. Cartoon Network India
11. Gionee India
12. Motorola India
14. LG India
15. National Geographic Channel
“I knew she had an incredible look, a penetrating gaze” -Steve McCurry. Celebrating #WorldPhotographyDay tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/L1t0GHUnAF
— NatGeo Channel India (@inNatGeo) August 18, 2021
16. Lenovo India
This #WorldPhotographyDay day, tweet us a photo/video with #HackTheLogo & we’ll put it up on our instagram handle. pic.twitter.com/ZSuPGHGZIz
— Lenovo India (@Lenovo_in) August 19, 2021
17. HP India
On #WorldPhotographyDay, let’s thank those photographers to whom we owe our profile pictures 🙂 pic.twitter.com/0JpbCOQG83
— HP India (@HPIndia) August 19, 2021
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