Cameras have been around, in some form or another, since the early 1800s, so it’s easy for us to take for granted just how important they are to our lives. In the 1800s, there were several inventors working on different photographic methods, but most of the credit for inventing photography is often given to Louis Jacques Daguerre, who took his first fixed image in 1839 using a process that became known as Daguerreotype. Since then, the technology was constantly improving with inventions like roll film and box cameras that made photography accessible to the masses for the first time in the early 1900s. All the while photography was permanently changing the way we look at the world. The camera completely shaped the idea of modern fame and notoriety, before it most people had no idea what famous people looked like. It was also impossible for people to experience other places or works of art without traveling themselves. They had no way of preserving what their children looked like as babies or what their relatives who lived far away looked like now. Life before cameras was a life of only even seeing your own little corner of the world. We owe a lot to that thing most of now use daily without a second thought. Camera Day is a day to reflect on everything the camera has done for and to honor it as much more than just another app on our phones.