Posts Tagged ‘memory’

Back to Basics: The Difference Between SD SDHC & SDXC, and Which is Best for You

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I will start off by saying I am partial to SanDisk memory cards, but I recently found a great write up on their website that is pretty much universal, explaining the difference between SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. I wanted to share this information with everyone because sometimes it can be confusing trying to figure out which SD Card is best for you. Read more…

Deal Alert: Pick Up Two 8GB SDHC Cards for Free with Free Shipping

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Here’s something you don’t get very often: something for nothing. TigerDirect is currently selling Centon 8GB SDHC Class 4 memory cards for, get this, zero dollars. All you have to do is fill out the mail-in rebate. Read more…

Taking Photographs Weakens Memories, Psychological Study Finds

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Here’s something that both photographers and the typical millennial have to look forward to in old age: Your memory is going to suck because of all the photos you took when you should have been paying attention to what was happening around you.

That’s the upshot of a new psychological study that finds you can have a good photographic record of an event or a good memory, but not both. Read more…

Learning Photography Boosts Memory in Seniors, Study Finds

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Good news, camera weenies — not only does photography make you attractive and rich, it helps your brain stay sharp as you age. That’s the conclusion of a new University of Texas study that evaluated a number of different types of activities to see how they affected cognitive skills — particularly memory — in the elderly. Read more…

The Decisive Moment and the Brain

A look at the science behind conscious and unconscious awareness, and how the brain allows photographers to know things with intuition

Aug 12, 2013 · Joshua Sarinana

The Science of G.A.S.

A look at the reasons behind Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.), when people get hooked on buying camera equipment they don't need

Aug 03, 2013 · Joshua Sarinana

Manipulated Photographs, Manipulated Memories

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Photo manipulation is nearly as old, if not as old, as photography itself. It has been used in state propaganda, to unify nations, for aesthetic and creative expression, to generate fear, and the list goes on and on.

As technology advances, altering photographic images has become quite easy. This begs the question: do the images we see convey accurate information?
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Memories, Photographs, and the Human Brain

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There has been a good deal written about the similarities of the camera to the eye as well as the computer to human memory. What I would like to do is clarify the uniqueness of the human brain from camera technology and at the same time show the similarities between brain function, photography and cognition.
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The Best Photo I Didn’t Take: Snapping a Photo with the Camera Between My Ears

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It was a day of typically brutal summer heat in Phoenix, and I had the air conditioner blasting as I raced down the freeway en route to some event I was obliged to cover in my role as a general-assignment newspaper reporter.

The scene came to me in pieces as I glanced to the other side of the roadway. A car on the shoulder, broken down and steam billowing from under the raised hood. Somebody, presumably the driver, sitting on the grass embankment nearby, head in his hands. Wearing a full-on clown outfit — wild hair, floppy shoes, pancake makeup, red nose, the whole package. And looking about as morose and defeated as a clown can get.
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