Musings Episode 51: Capture The Moment…

Plans today incline me to get out there and capture some moments with the ol’ Canon camera. Days like these allow me to wind down from work and the company. Capturing moments in time through photography is more important than a person actually realizes.

I’ve had this camera going on about 6 years now and can honestly say there was a point in time where going anywhere without it was incomprehensible. True, there are some moments that are just so timeless, so beautiful they’re not meant to be captured and framed – but then there are those moments that we look back on flipping through a photo album and review our own moments in “history.”

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Come to think of it, I’m not really sure if people still print photos and put them in albums. Though I do use a digital camera in today’s modern time, the feeling of printing out the photos and being able to touch them enables a person to connect with that moment, even years down the road.

Yet nowadays I wonder if people really think about that. If they really think of the impact a photo actually has, when it’s not on their computer screen, in their Facebook albums, or posted up on Instagram.

Hashtagging photos is great and all, though there are certain moments in time you don’t want to share with the world; but instead keep them special and significant, known to only yourself, friends, family, S.O., or whoever else you were with at that exact time.

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Sometimes you just want it to be that moment YOU remember, and not turn something that special into a popularity contest.

Really when you think about it, the same way history books were once written, a photograph is a way of notating your own history. The same way a blog or “diary” (though I never could understand those things) reflect moments past, and a video camera records things said and actions done.

Yet it’s something about a photograph that’s different than writing or recording. It’s the fact that quite literally, a second (or even milisecond) of time has been frozen, captured.

An exact moment, where once wishing you could see it again is made possible, whether it’s that time you were on holiday or that person you used to hang out with. It’s a way of tracking the person you used to be, and the person you’ve become.

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You can determine and evaluate progression, regression, change, additions, and subtractions in your life…a sort of “road map” that time stamps the good, neutral, and bad; but mostly the good and neutral. Though the traditional method of photography is developing a negative in order to obtain the final result, rarely do you ever capture a moment of negativity out of intention.

I think people should take photos, capture the moment, every chance they get. It’s a good way of learning, growing, understanding. Photographs can show you certain things you may not have noticed in that moment; zooming in on details unsaid, air not read.

Every time you look at a photograph, something new should be learned from it. It’s a way of pressing “pause,” and no matter how many years have passed, allowing your memory to press “play,” and resume that memory from where it left off.

It’s a way of reliving a happy moment, even when you yourself aren’t feeling too happy.

Think on that…I’m off to go capture some moments. 😉

As always…

Stay awesome.

– Rego

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For The Weekenders: Rooftop Cocktails in NY, Cognac Lounges in LV, Photobooth Dates in San Fran

Right…so in approximately 24 hours, the weekend will be upon us.

Ergo, I bring you my top 3 recommended places from Urban Daddy to fill your weekend with good times and better memories:

The Rooftop at Jane Hotel – Picture it – Sipping choice brandy while your love interest has a dirty martini, the view of the Hudson and Jersey in perfect view from your ultra cozy corner seat. No? No love interest? Well then, how about 5 or 6 friends sitting around a large lounge table and making toasts with Jager bombs to the good life? The Rooftop is essentially a choice drinking spot that has been in the works since 2008 and just recently opened last year late 2012. It sits atop The Jane hotel, and can be found by heading to the 6th floor. For more details, check it out on UD here and The Jane hotel website.

San Francisco. When I think San Francisco, I think art, culture, and little hills that feel like you’re hiking in the Himalayas…but mostly art. Which brings us to Photobooth: San Fran’s first Polaroid Portait Studio.
Talk about kicking it old school. Being a fan of photography and a photographer myself, I’ve honestly gotta say, this is one place you can’t afford to pass up. It’s great for friends, dating, or when you just wanna bring out your creative side. The place is literally a photo studio comprised of white walls and lighting equipment, allowing you to get creative with polaroids or tintype photographs (tin type is an early version of photography, google it and you’ll find some pretty cool stuff), with Polaroid cameras for sale plus other accessories. For full details, I recommend checking out the website, and a more detailed description on the UD article. The place is epic, you don’t wanna miss it.

I was very good friends with someone who was a resident in Las Vegas once, a friendship I’ll never forget…they were the definition of a good time (*wink*), and knowing how to find a good time. If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas, you know the nights out are as crazy as the gambling and Elvis Presley weddings. Yet what about when you want something more refined, more, low key? This, is where Cognac Lounge at Caesars comes in.Though it may just be one little room within Restaurant Guy Savoy, they have a rather impressive, and rotating cognac menu, some dating back as old as a century. So if you’re trying to make an impression on that first date with a seductive, one-on-one setting, or just seeking some quality alone time to appreciate the finer aspects of alcohol, you can check out the original website and more details here, on the UD site.

And that’s about it…I really hope you guys have a great weekend and above all, make it one to remember. In the meantime, look out for Musings: Episode 1 – this Sunday.

Stay awesome.

– Rego

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