Top 10 Interesting Facts about all things Photography


  1. People never smiled in old photographs because taking one shot took hours to take
  2. Today we snap as many photos every two minutes as humanity as a whole did in the 1800s
  3. According to a study done by Wake Forest University the left side of your face is perceived more pleasing than the right side of your face. So when people ask whats your best side, always go with your left
  4. The most expensive camera ever sold was a rare 1923 Leica camera, which went for $2.8 million at auction in Vienna
  5. There are 12 Hasselblad cameras on the surface of the moon. They were left there after the moon landings to allow for the extra weight of the lunar rock samples to be brought back
  6. Manhattanhenge (also known as Manhattan Solstice) is a phenomenon whereby the setting sun aligns with Manhattan’s east-west streets. It gives a dramatic effect which has been compared to the same phenomenon at England’s ancient Stonehenge (hence the name). It is a favourite event for people to photograph in New York when it occurs.
  7. The largest collection of cameras in the world is held by Dilish Parekh of #Mumbai. He has a collection of 4,425 antique cameras
  8. The Gunnies World Record for the largest photography competition entrant is achieved by Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland from Netherlands. He submitted 168,208 entries at the Wiki Loves Monuments 2011 competition, from 1 July 2011 to 31 September 2011.
  9. As on August 2013, Facebook users on an average upload 350 million photos daily and there are total 240 billion photos uploaded on Facebook.
  10. The first digital camera was created in December 1975, by Steve Sasson, who was an Engineer at Eastman Kodak. The camera weighed 8 pound and recorded 0.01 megapixel black and white photos. It took 23 seconds to create the first photograph.

**None of the facts above are created by me. Below are the links in which I found these facts**


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