World Toy Camera Day is an annual observance celebrated on October 17 of this year. Why alone to celebrate the professional cameras and the photos from them? It is a celebration that honors the outdated vintage toy cameras and their funny picture capturing capacity.
“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” – Ernst Haas
History of World Toy Camera Day
Becky Ramotowski invented this day (WTCD). She established the third Sunday of every October to mark the celebration of this day. The creator of the day took the idea from World Pinhole Photography Day. She believed that there weren’t enough terrifying nostalgic pictures on the web. To end it, she dedicated an entire website to the 120 and Polaroid film, low-fidelity, blurry picture-spewing cameras. Her idea was a worldwide annual event that uses toy cameras to shoot endless rolls of 120 and Polaroid film.
Other Celebrations on October 17
October 17 is also celebrated as
- Spreadsheet Day
- International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- Wear Something Gaudy Day
- National Playing Card Collection Day
- National Mulligan Day
How to Celebrate the Day
Search for the popular plastic cameras like the Holga, Diana, Brownies load them with Low-fi, Low-brow, blurry, and extremely out-of-focus snapshots. Capture the pictures with the toy cameras and share them on the internet. Use the hashtag #WorldToyCameraDay to post your photos.
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