May the 4th be with you! Here are 4 of the best Star Wars Day photographers

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Happy Star Wars Day! From its humble beginnings as a terrible pun, this day has become a modern tradition of celebration for sci-fi fans – and a wonderful way for Star Wars community to express its love of the space opera that began all the way back in 1977.

While the actual birthday of the franchise is 25 May, the day on which the original film was released to theaters in the United States, pun-loving fans couldn't resist saying, "May the fourth be with you!" on 04 May each year.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.