Today August the 19th is ‘World Photo Day’ and that means a fantastic opportunity for us all to show the world how amazing our wee corner of Scotland truly is. You don’t have to be a proffesional, you don’t have to have a fancy camera, and your photo can be of anything.  World Photo Day is an international photography event  that celebrates the passion for photography in our communities.

In a world where millions of pictures are uploaded every minute, World Photo Day is inspiring thousands of photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world.

Here are a few of our very own R.B Photography’s photos to help inspire you.


From everyday life to incredible landscapes, our global gallery is an evolving mosaic of images captured by photographers of all skills 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 to share the world as you see it.

World Photo Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic process developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre in 1837. On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World”.

With an estimated 4 billion cameras used around the world, 3.56 billion on smartphones, photography is more accessible today than ever before.

Its simple to upload your picture just visit http://worldphotoday.com/

Lets get Dumfries and Galloway on the World Photography Map.

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