June 29th, 2024
National Camera Day is observed each year on June 29th. This day celebrates photographs, the camera and its invention. The camera is an irreplaceable tool used to record and replicate memories, events and people/places. Before the invention of the camera, the only resource to document a vision was a painting. As there are not many people who can perfectly replicate something into a painting, the power of a camera provided many people with a simple, inexpensive and fast solution.
The camera has seen many reincarnations through the years. Today's photo-capturing is almost entirely digital, and smartphones have revolutionized the way photo-taking now occurs. Everyone can be a novice photographer with a camera in his or her hands. Photos are the cornerstones of many social media posts and help connect people both locally and globally.