World Camera Day

Everything comes into focus on June 29th each year when we recognize National Camera Day. The day commemorates photographs, the camera, and their invention.

So how will you celebrate National Camera Day?
Here are a half dozen things to inspire you…

1. #cameraday
The most obvious thing to do on National Camera Day is to go out and take pictures! But when you do, also share them with others by tagging them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #cameraday #myftlb and #nationalcameraday. We'll keep a look out for your stunning images

2. Capture The Sunrise...
Why not make the most of National Camera Day by getting out and about before dawn? Start with sunrise - the best beach shot can be taken along A1A at Fort Lauderdale beach. The miles of Blue Wave beaches, pristine golden sand and turquoise blue waters make for the classic beach photo montage. Nothing is more iconic in Fort Lauderdale than the white wave wall that stretches along the beach promenade and A1A. Visitors should take a picture sitting on the wall, with the ocean and sand in the background. This shot says: "Yes, you were definitely here...and loving it!" Of course, if you can't get yourself up that early... you could stop out until sunset instead

3. Follow A Photographer
Fort Lauderdale Beach has a number of famous photographers with vibrant  social media accounts for inspiration. Check out FtLauderdaleSun - a live-from-the-beach mobile photography project by fine art photographer Andy Royston and Sunrises with Mary Jane - an Android photographer located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

4.  Snap Some History
To say there is a lot to take pictures of at the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a huge understatement. Smile in front of one of the finest orchid collections in the country. Go on the nature trail as wading birds, monkeys and the occasional manatee photobomb you. Pretend you are in a desert oasis while you peruse the Desert Garden, or embrace the greenery in the hibiscus garden and the main courtyard planted with tropical vegetation. Let the homeowner’s artistic treasures and the bright walls around the property inspire creativity in your photography.

5. Discover Nature
For even more beach photography, check out Fort Lauderdale’s version of Central Park. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is located on a barrier island nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Here, you can enjoy activities like hiking, biking, and canoeing, all with a beautiful backdrop! Plus, take your followers on a journey when you walk through the underground tunnel that leads from the park to an uncrowded section of Fort Lauderdale Beach.

6. Prove Mermaids Do Exist
For a unique dining and photographic experience, head to the famous Wreck Bar inside the B Ocean Resort. This historic destination is one of the few places in the world where you can enjoy the beauty of mermaids performing a burlesque underwater show from a porthole view while enjoying a tropical cocktail and dining on fresh seafood.