Here is the video:
Recently, I have seen negative press on "taking too many photos or videos". Apparently, folks say that it impairs your memory, and you "miss out" on moments (you are taking a photo of it instead of being in the moment). For example, Linda Henkel, a psychology professor at Fairfield University in Connecticut, has long studied the science of memory. She has observed a phenomenon she has called, "photo-taking impairment" effect. She defines this effect as when folks have a hard time remembering something because they took too many photos. She is mainly basing this on a specific study she conducted, where subjects took pictures of objects at an art museum and were later quizzed about the objects. These folks remembered fewer details rather than if they had just looked at the objects.
I completely disagree. Maybe taking too many photos or videos is an issue for some people, but I do not believe it to be an issue for me or our family. First, the very reason I take photos is to remember something very specific that I have already observed. For example, there is a certain way that Abbey crosses her legs when she eats. I have a photo of it. 20 years from now, will I remember the manner in which she crossed her little feet while eating? Maybe not. But, if I come across that photo I took of her, with her dainty little feet crossed, I will likely smile and remember. The same goes for videos. There are very specific ways she says certain words and letters. I want to remember them, and I can't guarantee my memory will always serve me as well as it does currently. I want to remember all of Luke's special tricks and his beautiful singing voice. I want to remember how Luke and Abbey enjoy playing together. I want to remember the sound of their giggles--like in the following video.