We all love taking photos. After all, that’s what brought us together here on DIYP, right? Photographing important moments makes us keep them remember them forever. But Caleb from Gulf Photo Plus challenges you to delete your photos to remember your precious moments. Wait, what? That’s right, you should delete photos to remember better, and Caleb will tell you why.
It’s true that taking photos can help us remember important moments, at least in some instances. However, there are situations when it can affect our moods and memories in a negative way. Taking too many photos makes us focused on our camera or phone instead of being focused on the moment itself. I personally prefer leaving the camera or phone in the bag when I’m truly enjoying myself.
Still, many people take dozens of photos of the same scene. After all, I did it as well when I first discovered digital photography, not to mention when I first got a camera phone. When you look back at these photos, it kinda waters down the experience you wanted to preserve. Which brings us to Caleb’s challenge: delete your photos to remember the moment.
This doesn’t mean you should delete all of them. Instead, clean up your phone’s camera roll (and the folder with photos on your computer). Out of several photos of the same scene, choose the best one and delete the rest. A single photo is enough to bring back memories. As a matter of fact, it will do it way better than ten similar images. This will declutter your phone, but also your memories of the precious moments you want to preserve.