One reason I shoot stills and not video as a tourist.
+1, my tourist photography supports my memory and enhances it, while people doing video seem to see nothing of the original scenery because they have a camera in front of them most of the time.
I'm sure I would have forgotten far fewer nice moments in my life if digital photography had evolved earlier, allowing me to snap "markers" for free - often I don't shoot the "big picture", but small parts that have an emotional value for me and then trigger the memory of the wider circumstance.
I need to get better at the emotional value parts. I've started actively trying to think about what I want to shoot more now, and actually shoot less. This has really helped with remembering things. I've also started to try and experience things twice; with my camera in the bag the first time around. I used to be in the 1500-2500 shots in a 4 day trip range, now I'm in the 300-500 range (including bracketing).
I.e. the first time I rode the new Cars in Disneyland, I chose to keep the camera in the bag, and experience it all, then photograph it the next time I rode.
Quote from: the Article
"Research has suggested that the sheer volume and lack of organisation of digital photos for personal memories discourages many people from accessing and reminiscing about them. In order to remember, we have to access and interact with the photos, rather than just amass them," said Dr Henkel.
I always make an Aperture Photo Book after the vacation, I find this way I have an incentive to look back on my photos and share them with others in a format much more appealing than the slideshow.