World Photo Day celebrates the Daguerreotype process, which the French government released to the public on August 19th, 1839. The World Photo Day project started in 2009 and encourages users all over the world to share their pictures online.

To celebrate, we took a look back at all our sample galleries from 2016 and cherry-picked some of our favorite shots. Within this gallery you'll find a wide range of gear represented as well as images from everyone on staff. And when your done looking through be sure to grab your camera and spend some time out shooting, because World Photo Day only comes along once a year.