Celebrate all things photography today! Why August 19th? On January 9, 1839, the French government announced that Louis Daguerre, one of the big papas of photography, had invented an amazing photographic process that came to be called the daguerreotype. Later that year, on August 19, 1839, the government made the even greater announcement that this wondrous process would be free to the world!
Photography is something that has become more accessible in the past twenty years because of technology, so explore some activity ideas for your residents today that all revolve around photography. Do a fun photoshoot with your residents, filled with props, backgrounds, and funny outfits. Take it to the next level by hiring a photographer or renting a photo booth. Maybe schedule an outing to a photography exhibit with some of your residents or go out to take some photos with them. Or, host a technology program where you support residents to learn how to take photos with their phones, iPads, or a point and shoot camera. Happy shooting!