Put down your phone and savour the moment

It may be an Instagram-worthy scene, but sometimes, people need to let go of the compulsive need to shoot everything to just enjoy the experience

"At times, you just need to look and savour the moment," a retired photographer of this newspaper once said while we were having late-night supper eons ago.

It was in 1999, when I was an intern photographer at The Straits Times Photo Desk and when we were still shooting on film.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 12, 2018, with the headline 'Put down your phone and savour the moment'. Print Edition | Subscribe