What better way to celebrate the art and beauty of photography than on World Photography Day? Keep reading to learn more about the holiday and how you can best commemorate it by turning your favorite memories and professional photographs into lasting keepsakes.
World Photography Day falls on August 19 and is an annual global celebration of the science, craft, art, and history of photography. World Photography Day, also called World Photo Day, encourages photographers worldwide to share one photo that showcases their work.
World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype — a photographic process developed in 1837 by Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce.
There are many ways to observe World Photography Day. Share your most treasured photo — it could be one you took or something that resonates — with your friends and family. Beyond sending and posting, here’s a round-up of some of our favorite ways to join in on the celebration:
Whether you want to display a photograph for World Photography Day or one you took on World Photography Day, Mimeo Photos has a wide range of options to display your work.
Photobooks are a fun and personable way to store your favorite photographs and family memories. We have a wide array of creative themes, layouts, and tools to help you customize a book that highlights a favorite trip, portfolio, wedding, or any other life event or work you're proud of. Photobooks are a timeless keepsake that you and your loved ones will treasure for years to come.
Another way to show off your favorite photos is by having a calendar constructed of them. Calendars work particularly well to showcase bird and other wildlife photography along with placing emphasis on traditions and seasonality. Our personalized calendar will help you stay organized and complete your tasks while displaying beautiful, eye-catching photography.
Design an everyday set of cards with us. Share some of your greatest photos on the card itself and add subtly placed text for just the right touch. We love delicately placed monograms and beautifully layered script. Pull a card from your set for any occasion — from displays of gratitude to thinking of yous – for subtle sophistication.
Give your favorite shots a permanent spot in your home where all visitors can view them by turning them into photo prints and wall or tabletop decor. Add some personality and beauty to your hallways, staircase, and other rooms. Our prints come in all sizes to showcase photos of all kinds, from panoramic photo prints to square photo prints. But, we have a soft spot for our collection of acrylic wall decor that really makes any space elegant.
If you don't know anyone personally who is into photography to celebrate the day with, don't worry. Our Photographer Collective is a global community for photographers of all kinds, and any skill level. In the community, you can have your work spotlighted on our blog, get a dedicated feature on our Instagram and Pinterest pages, along with connecting and learning from other photographers. Apply here to get all the perks.