‘We live in a world full of passionate people and beautiful places. A photograph is more than just a picture, it’s a story. Share yours this August.’ – World Photo Day
World Photo Day is an international photography event on August 19th that invites people all over the world to share images of their world.
Earlier in the week we took a gentle jibe at the Facebook pics we all upload. Millions of us every minute of the day. World Photo Day is about sharing our world not just with our friends but all across the planet. You don’t have to be a professional photographer. Just choose one photo. The purpose being to share your world.
The gallery of pictures is emerging and growing, even as we write. Pictures from photographers of all skill levels living in a diverse range of countries and cultures.
No matter who you are, where you are or what equipment and skills you have, World Photo Day can help open your eyes to the possibilities of photography, and enable you show the world as you see it.
Share Your Images on World Photo Day
We shared ours. Why not share yours?
Upload your image for World Photo Day here.
Images from 2016 World Photo Day
When we visited the site earlier today it was filling up before our eyes with wonderful images from all over the world. Here are just a few:
Rush Hour – Damien Davis
“I spent an afternoon in Mid July just walking around London. Whilst the country was busy appointing our new Prime Minister, I was observing Londoners going about their busy lives. I setup my camera & tripod at the end of the Millennium Bridge, looking towards the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral (from The South Bank). I positioned myself in the centre, composing my shot to feature some architectural symmetry. I applied my Lee Filters “Little Stopper” to enable the use of a slow shutter speed (2 second exposure), so I could capture the blurred movement of the people. My aim was to convey the pace of the hustle & bustle of tourists and commuters alike.”
The Winner – Vania Sutajie
“Spotted this boy during my trip to Mt. Halimun National Park. He kissed the flag proudly right after won ‘panjat pinang’ game – (Indonesian traditional game for Independence day).”
“This snap is one of my best snap. We were on a trip to tirupati Balaji and they were enjoying the moment & then I clicked that.”
Images from 2015 World Photo Day
Robin with a Berry – Deb Hagen
“It was 6 degrees outside the week before Christmas with 8 inches on snow on the ground. The birds were struggling to eat enough to stay warm. As I watched with camera in hand, this American Robin flew by. After I uploaded this photo from camera to computer is when I noticed his left leg was just cartilage. He must be a real survivor.”
Breach At The Beach – Brian Lockwood
“I was fortunate to take this picture of a Humpback Whale Breaching off of Virginia Beach Virginia while on my Jet Ski as the sun was setting.”
A colorful moment of peace – Elena Ska
“Laguna Colorada is a lake full of flamingoes in the Bolivian Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, which is close to the border with Chile. Amazing nature at high altitude!”