Photographer Appreciation Month

October is Photographer Appreciation Month, and do you know what that means? It means that it’s time to show your favorite shutterbug the appreciation they deserve. It’s also a month for people to express their love of photography to anyone and everyone who will listen.

We feel that it’s also a good month for anyone interested in seeing if they have what it takes to be a photographer to go ahead and give it a shot. This is the perfect month to begin a career as an amateur or professional photographer. So, let’s all get ready to observe this month when it comes around each year.

The History of Photographer Appreciation Month

Currently, it’s unknown who invented this month or when it was invented. All that’s really known about it is that it’s been around for a few years now. We first noticed it around 2016, so it’s been observed for at least that long—if not longer.

We’ll continue to put our nose to the grindstone and see if we can determine this month’s origin, but if we’re being honest, it doesn’t look like we’ll ever find it.

Some Amazing Facts About Photography

In order to bring this month into better focus, we decided to do a bit of research and find out all that we possibly could about photography. And what we discovered during our research was really quite fascinating. With that said, let’s take a look at the facts that we discovered, and you can see if you find them as interesting as we did.

  • The first photo of a person was accidental. It was a landscape shot by Louis Daguerre that caught a man getting his shoes shined.
  • From the 18th century to 1999, 80 billion photos had been taken.
  • Nowadays, over 800 billion images are shared on Facebook alone.
  • The most expensive camera sold was a 1923 Leica O-Series. It sold for $2.8 million.
  • Photography originated from the Greek and means “drawing with light.”
  • In 1948, the Hasselblad camera was introduced.
  • Today, there are 12 Hasselblad cameras still on the surface of the moon.
  • The digital camera was invented by Steve Sasson at Eastman Kodak in 1975.

Observing Photographer Appreciation Month

Observing this month is as easy as snapping a few pictures or showing some appreciation to someone who takes pictures. People can also spread the word about this month using the hashtag #PhotographerAppreciationMonth on social media. Let’s show all photographers on this day the appreciation they deserve for delivering us the pictures that please us and inform us.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 1 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
October 1 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
October 1 Sunday
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