If you were a camera, responsible for documenting your life, what would the images you’ve captured say about your philosophy for life?
What would it reveal about your mind/ mood-set ?
Would it show a murky, dark, flat, one-dimensional view?
Or would it show clarity, colour, energy, enthusiasm, variety, fun?
We have habits of capturing and creating memories through a particular lens.
Some are blinkered, some are warped, some are rose-tinted and some are in high resolution.
You can tell a lot about a person by the photographs they take and share.
It gives a view in to what they like to focus on – what they see as important in their lives.
We share our inner ‘mood set view’ by posting our captured moments on Instagram and Facebook and attaching to texts.
All the while, we are telling the world that what we do and don’t value – items, people, ourselves!
With social media we are instantly creating a version of ourselves for everyone to see.
Why wouldn’t we create the best version of ourselves?
Photographs don’t just show a picture, they show a philosophy
It is totally natural to make assumptions and judgement about people based on what moments they have captured to share with us
Consider the following (loose) research about what our photos might say about us:
- All solo selfies – Look at me!
- All couple shots – I’m grown up and can hold down a relationship
- All group shots – I really like people
- Non-human – I love my cat/dog (a little too much maybe)
- All environment – I love our planet
- All architecture – I love structure
Can other peoples captured moments really impact our impression and mood/feeling about them ?
Recently while researching for work , I went to seek out what information was available and visible about a particular person I was thinking of working with. We all know how easy that is right !
What became evident was through the majority of pictures they posted – they were hung up on a particular theme. The majority of their pictures were very strongly expressing an opinion in an ‘in your face’ kind of way.
Now as a person who is known for her directness and getting to the point, I can be assertive about my beliefs and boundaries and what’s important.
This picture board showed someone that would cross the line to get the job done.
They showed quite a harsh and sharp mood-set I immediately thought… not sure I want to spend time with such a deep mood-set
Change the lens.. Look at life from a mood perspective…
What you create in your captured moments is like a window in to who you are , it will show your values, it will show your beliefs, it will show your vision
We have so many amazing opportunities to capture positive moods – joy, success, fun, family-time
We have a responsibility to ourselves to ensure we create a legacy of captured moments that support our positive mood – our best-selves.
How aware are you of how you are capturing your best-self?
When you go to reflect on these captured moments what legacy are your leaving?
Captured moments are an amazing future gift to ourselves to touch past moments and re-live them. They allow us share ourselves with others, they allow us be vulnerable and strong and show all our colours.
How you experience your captured moments will very much depends on your frame of mind
People who are successful have their minds-eye lens
with a clear setting on what success means for them
they go capture it time and time again
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