Let’s Celebrating World Camera Day Together

Cameras and photography have developed substantially over the years, from its early roots right up to modern day digital photography and smartphones. Celebrated on 29 June, World Camera Day commemorates the invention of cameras and the prevalence of photography in our modern lives.

The word “photography” stems from two Greek words roughly translating to “writing with light”. This perfectly describes how photographs powerfully capture moments, record events and preserve memories without the use of words.

The camera has undergone substantial developments since its creation in 1825 under French inventor Joseph Niépce becoming more refined and sophisticated, fast forward a few more years and now nearly all mobile phones feature a built-in camera.

The first photograph ever captured took eight hours to develop. Thanks to improvements in modern technology capturing high resolution images just keeps getting better allowing you to instantly capture moments at the click of a button. The Nokia 9 PureView is the world’s first five camera array smartphone designed with photographers in mind, all five cameras work together simultaneously to capture your image and fuse it together into one 12MP photo with outstanding dynamic range and unparalleled depth of field.

The added benefit of the Android 9 Pie’s Adaptive Battery technology is that it learns how you use your device and prioritises battery power, ensuring that you never miss any moment.

Everyone has their own unique way of taking photos, however HMD Global wants to help you awaken your inner photographer with these five tips this World Camera Day:

  1. Take selfies! Post pictures with friends and family on social media.
  2. World Camera Day falls on a Saturday this year, so it is a good time to go outside and visit a photogenic spot to explore your talents and to get some beautiful shots.
  3. Embrace your creative side by dishing out old photographs and organising them into scrapbooks.
  4. Celebrate the artists who are devoted to photography by visiting an exhibition or a gallery. This may inspire some creativity for your own work.
  5. Access your digital photography archives to experiment with editing and photoshopping old photographs, to enhance the quality of these images

Always remember that all moments are special so don’t overthink when taking pictures – just relax and take the shot. A trying-too-hard picture is never going to be a good one. The key is to have fun. The best pictures are the ones that come naturally to you.