Who says photography can’t be fun? It’s not always “capturing the right picture in the right moment” or buying hundreds of camera gears to create the perfect picture. Sometimes it’s the snapping sound followed by a calm feeling knowing that the memory you froze in time will stay with you forever. Today we are going to talk about 5 photography facts that will make you say, “ow snap!! how didn’t I think about this before” Pun intended.
The word “photography” is Greek. In the oxford dictionary, it means the art of taking a photo, however in Greek, it means “drawing with light”. The word “photo” translates to light, and “graph” translates to drawing. There! You’re also learning Greek on your way.
A French scientist named Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took the world’s first-ever photo (shown above) in 1826. You probably knew this, but it is worth mentioning. The photo was titled “View from the Window at Le Gras” because it was taken from an upstairs window of a country home belonging to his family.
The world’s largest photographic equipment manufacturer is Kodak, and its name has no meaning behind it… George Eastman founded Kodak in the 1800s. Kodak is the first camera that people can afford for a dollar. I think many people loved and thanked George for this. However, unfortunately, George committed suicide by shooting himself. Leaving a note behind saying, “To my friends, my work is done why wait?”
On average, people upload 300 million photos to Facebook per day. What can we say, everybody loves the magical invention, and this world is just too beautiful not to take pictures. On another note, from the beginning of photography up to this day, it is estimated that people have taken 3.8 trillion photos. Every 2 minutes, people take more pictures than in the entire 1800s.
That’s a triple interesting fact right there.
Can you guess what is the world’s most viewed photo is? Okay, I don’t know if you guessed it right but… drum roll, please. It’s the Windows XP’s default wallpaper. I just had a memory flashback to the year 2000. The artist of this image called “Bliss” is Charles O’Rear, and it is located in California, U.S.
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