Celebrating the Capturing of Shadow and Light

S and C - DagType

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“I have seized the light. I have arrested its flight.”
― Louis Daguerre

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Today is,

World Photo Day,

about which you can find out more here – Purpose. Passion. Perspective.

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It’s amazing, isn’t it?

The world in which we live,

how fast it moves,

how far we’ve come from there to here,

how many inventions,

discoveries,

and treasures we have…

which we sometimes take for granted until we have to do without them.

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“I used some of the time while here in making a kind of artificial eye, which is nothing but a small box six inches square.”

― Joseph Nicéphore Niépce

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Photography is so many different things to so many different people,

especially nowadays when it is so easy,

accessible to all,

one photo,

maybe taken on a mobile phone,

can zip around the world in seconds,

telling its thousand word story to anyone who sees it.

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We use photography for so many things,

what would happen if…

every photograph ever taken just disappeared,

perhaps because some clumsy time traveler interfered accidentally with the invention of the camera?

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Silly and slightly scary ideas aside…

isn’t it a remarkable object – the camera!

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Happy World Photo Day!

Enjoy the gift which our ancestors gave us,

to capture shadow and light,

and express the brightness and darkness of our creativity!

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“The daguerreotype is not merely an instrument which serves to draw Nature; on the contrary it is a chemical and physical process which gives her the power to reproduce herself”
― Louis Daguerre

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Don Faltese Malcon

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