Capturing life’s precious moments: baby-logging
“I’d trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday.” ― Kris Kristofferson
Last week, we talked about capturing life’s precious moments and it was such a huge hit! So we thought, why don’t we follow up and explore the various events in which we can use the Memoto Camera. After all, for all you out there who have purchased a Memoto Camera (thanks again for your awesome support!), it’s always great to have even more occasions to use your Memoto Camera. (Not that you need any more reasons, really).
This week, we looked at baby-logging and we saw how proud and eager parents wanted to document their babies’ every move since they grow up so fast. But for some of us, parents or those who’ve had experience with kids, we know it can be a pretty messy affair! So we figured that the Memoto Camera would be such a great tool to have; It’s fuss-free, lightweight and you will get snapshots of your baby synced seamlessly to your computer. The sturdy tension clip also secures the camera well. Do you have experience with baby logging? We would LOVE to hear from you! Drop us a comment and we will be sure to get back to you.
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Being present: creating moments and memories
“We’re so distracted, we’re missing our own lives. The parent who records his kid’s dance recital or first steps or graduation is so busy trying to capture the moment – to create a thing that proves they were there – they miss out on actually living and enjoying the moment.” ― Dave Bruno
Do you have a love/hate relationship with photography? Have you ever been torn between taking pictures and wanting to just soak in the moment and interacting with the people you encounter? Have you ever left a place with beautiful photos but virtually no memories of that place nor pictures of that particular special moment? Sometimes, it is such a struggle to be present when you are focusing on framing a shot or adjusting the shutter speed of your camera. Do you face the same problem? How do you balance between taking pictures and creating moments? Let us know how you do it in the comments!
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Mindful photography creates a happier you
On the same note of living in the present, did you know that in mindful photography, researchers have suggested that participants should emphasize on thinking about the things in life that bring happiness or joy as they take photographs of their everyday life. This has a ripple effect on the way you live, and often times, it leads to a happier you, a phenomenon known as positive psychology. And if you need a tool to precisely document the things in life that bring you happiness or joy, check out the Revolve Automated Motion: Motorized Camera Dolly / Slider, which transforms any normal camera slider into a motorized slider with fully automatic movement. Pretty awesome, we feel!
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Shaping up with the quantified self
The quantified self movement has a direct correlation to how people are becoming increasingly concerned with and are tracking their overall well-being to make improvements. Therefore it excites us to see how it has gone beyond the individuals themselves, with corporations starting to embrace it as well! This week, Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer handed out more than 11,000 Jawbone UP fitness bands to help employees stay fit. Even if this move has to do with her sitting on the Jawbone board or truly wanting to improve employees’ well-being, we think that this is great initiative! Happier employees = better productivity = win-win for all, isn’t it? And if you’re not satisfied with the Jawbone UP because you’re a serious athlete who wants to go beyond merely tracking your movement or sleep, check out Electrozyme, a biosensor temporary tattoo that tracks your sweat to gauge physical exhaustion. Shape it up this weekend!
Read more: Marissa Mayer Is Handing Out More Than 11,000 Jawbone UP Fitness Bands To Help Yahoo Employees Stay In Shape and Biosensor tattoo monitors sweat to gauge physical exertion
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