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World Photography Day

Last week Sunday was August 19th, to most people it’s just another Sunday, but August 19th is World Photography Day…why the 19th, simple, it was on August 19th, 1839 that France gave the world a gift, the gift of Photography. You see earlier that year (January 9th) Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre developed the photographic process and the French Academy of Sciences passed it along to the world. So after church that morning I loaded up a roll of Kodak Tmax 100 into my Rolleiflex and hit a local hiking trail, Mount Nemo.

World Photography Day - Mount Nemo

World Photography Day - Mount Nemo

World Photography Day - Mount Nemo

World Photography Day - Mount Nemo

World Photography Day was created in 2009 and launched in 2010 so it’s a fairly new movement, want to read more, check it out: www.worldphotoday.org. Also a HUGE thanks to Kodak, as the film I used was given to me as a gift from them. So this one is for my Kodak friend.

Rolleiflex 2.8F – Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 – Kodak Tmax 100 (100TMX)
Dev: Kodak D-76 (1+1) 9:30 @ 20C

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  1. Hans ter Horst says...

    Thanks for the info, I wasn’t aware of World Photography Day and just made a note of it for next year; good to find somebody else still shooting film!

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