A picture is worth a thousand words. So true these words seem.

Any picture and every picture ever taken always has a story behind it.

Even in today&’s times when people click hundreds of pictures or take a selfie, thanks to advanced technology at disposal, it tells a story.

When it was not as easy as it is today, it was treated as almost a grand affair when the whole family would get dressed in their best attires and pose for a picture.

Without any knowledge of how the picture has turned out, the photographer would have to consider every aspect before pressing that button.

In fact, if somebody batted an eye-lid it would only be known when the photographs would be processed – such were the complexities.

Photographs always have been able to evoke strong emotions in people, it could hold one&’s fondest memories or it could evoke surprise or anger, depending upon the content. Nature photography generally evokes a sense of wonderment.

The colour, light and subject composition forms the basis of any photograph.

Capturing the essence of a moment and telling a story is all in the hands of a photographer.

Although it needs a lot of skills to click photographs like a professional photographer, inspiration and creativity are the driving force behind any good photograph.

To celebrate the art of photography, World Photo Day is observed on August 19 every year.

The World Photo Day traces its origins from the first ever Daguerreotype, which is a photographic process developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre in the year 1837.

On August 19, 1839 the French government had purchased the patent and announced as a gift ‘Free To the World’ of the daguerreotype process.

The announcement was made in January 1939. But, long before the invention of the daguerreotype process, Nièpce had captured the earliest known permanent photograph named as ‘View from the Window at Le Gras’.

This was taken by using a process called Heliography.

The first ever World Photo Day was held in 2010.

The day basically celebrates photography through various events and competitions across the world on various platforms.

The images captured could range from landscapes to everyday things, the power to show others the world though one&’s eyes should be reason enough to take up that good old camera and get started on it.