The incredible story of a camera lost at sea

Photography is a skill that many of us love to have a go at – even if our photos turn out to resemble a blurry mess more than a picture-perfect masterpiece. It’s all about trying, right? Thanks to the point and shoot of modern smartphones, we can now take pictures of just about anything as we go about our lives. A delicious looking meal? You’ve got it. Encounter a random celebrity in the real world? Now you can snap a selfie. A stunning sunset over the tops of the mountain? You can make that memory last a lifetime. Photos are the simple things that help us to relive each and every moment as many times as we want. That may be why it’s estimated that more than 14 trillion pictures were taken in 2017 alone. How has it come to a world full of so many snapshots? So what happens when you lose all those precious memories? Sometimes photos are irreplaceable. The last place you’d want to lose a camera is to the depths of the ocean, but maybe that isn’t such a bad hiding place after all?

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Amazingly, the first camera was built in 391 BCE and was the first example of a pinhole camera. However, it wasn’t until 1839 that a camera capable of making a digital image came on the market. People could capture their memories and look back at them time and time again. The photos may have taken hours to obtain, but they were worth it. Back in the day, it could take as long as eight hours from start to finish for getting that winning snap. People are now totally in love with making the best and most impressive photos with a selection of only the top cameras. In fact, Dilish Parekh now owns the world’s largest collection of cameras as he has 4,500 of the things. If that wasn’t enough, the most expensive photo in the world sold for more than $4 million. We sure hope it was worth the price tag!


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There are cameras just about everywhere in this world. From the security cameras that capture your every move around the shopping mall to the cameras currently floating around the surface of the moon, there is nowhere that is safe from a photo opportunity. However, one place many people don’t try to keep their cameras is at the bottom of the sea. Water and technology don’t tend to mix. So when one camera looked as though it had gone to live with the waves, everyone was in for a surprise. Could they really have just discovered all the precious memories of a tourist gone by, or was it all too good to be true? Only time would tell…

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