Suyin Aerts
December 14, 2018

Pictures…take them or make them?

Sometimes you make a picture sometimes you take a picture.

Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn’t matter. The intent does. Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.”―Seth Godin

Are we obsessed by taking pictures? Does our desire to capture every moment make us miss the big picture? Do you remember a time before highlighting, color-enhancing, photo-shopping; before selfies, snapchat, iphones, and facebook?  This was a time when the limited photos were all we had to remind us of the big events in our lives. Never were photos taken daily and shared with 500 friends....But the world changed, we changed, we can now take multiple pictures before we get the perfect one. SONY DSC Does the fact that we are taking of pictures helps us to remember the precious moments? However photographs do influence memory, they are not as strong as narrative — actually, remembering the details of a particular moment and the emotions that go along with it. As soon as you hit ‘click’ on that camera, it’s as if you’ve outsourced your memory.  taking a photograph can relieve your brain of the need to form memories properly. Did you know that research showed that properly focusing on one aspect of an object and zooming in on that aspect by focusing the lens appropriately, enhanced memory among the photo-takers. Focused attention to detail can improve memory processing, research also consistently shows that divided attention is absolutely an enemy of memory. So next time you take a picture...think about what if you enjoy the moment and eventually make a help you memory to bring you back to what made that moment so special. Handtekening Suyin (1)  
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