Hold your memories in your hands- Amine Djouahra
Memories are as important to man as the air he breaths. Memories, whether good or bad, makes man. They inform his decisions and directs his paths. A beautiful memory of a trip to your favourite place can make you long to stay permanently in that place. In similar vein, the memory of a tragedy that occured at a place can make you decide never to return there.Most of our childhood memories usually contributes to the adults we grow up to become, directly or indirectly.
Memories, indeed, are treasures. Treasures that should be sought after. Treasures that must be cherished. But can we remember all of these memories? NO! As you grow older, more experiences are gained, and undeniably, more memories made. Thus, some of the older memories begin to fade and give way to new ones, painfully, some of our most cherished ones too. But put a smile on your face, because a lasting solution has been put in place – PHOTOGRAPHY.
“Photography is the art of frozen time… the ability to store emotion and feelings within a frame”
Photographs serve adequately as a memory storage. Our memory does not work like an infinite camera, well, only an infinite camera works like an infinite camera! With photography we have as many memories as we can over a long period time.
Amine Djouahra, Sales and Marketing Director at Canon Central and North Africa, as stated that photography has grown to become one of the most important and accessible way of capturing and sharing memories over the decades. The director added that memories that are made every day whether it is fun and special family moments or documenting important world events, should be held in our hands. He advised that occasionally we “should take time to go back to our photographs and think about how we can organize, protect, and share our memories better'”
How to organize our captured memories
Organizing our memories is as important as capturing them. Djouahra, who has an 18-year background of working with Consumer electronics, Digital Imaging, IT solutions, affirmed that the luxury people now enjoy with photography was fostered by improved technology.
According to him, technology as made it possible to take multiple photos in split of seconds and we are opportune to also store a vast of them.
“We moved from an era where one could take one image needing people to freeze for up to 30 minutes at a time – to being able to take several images of some action in a second”, he said. “It is undeniable that technological advances have given us the potential to generate an incredible number of images”, he added
How to protect and cherish our captured memories
Djouahra, stated “in all photos, some images are more special than the rest but are constantly in danger of being lost in the flood of images we interact with daily” “Perhaps it is time to look back to where it all started, when special memories could be held in our hands as photographs and shared with the next waiting pair of hands” he added
The Marketing Director, implored us to take the following steps to get the best out of pictures and our memories especially as the year comes to an end.
- Take time to look through the images on the, SD cards, hard drives, cloud storage or social media accounts.
- Select those precious memories and print them out.
- Place them in a special book which you can keep nearby.
- Invite some friends and family over to share these special memories and stories that they contain.
- Take more photos while you share these old memories.
- Share the link to the photo album so your friends and family can print out their own albums when they return home.