This article came to me by way of a friend’s posting on Facebook, and the rest of this post is basically what I commented on that posting, but not everyone I know reading this uses Facebook.
I’m really not sure about this at all. I’ve never felt that I was missing anything while I was taking a picture of it.
Instead of feeling disconnected from the subject I feel that the technology I’m using is actually bringing me closer to whatever happens to be my subject of focus at that time.
Why can you not enjoy the music at a concert if you’re taking pictures? It’s different sensory stimulus. When I’m at the top of a cliff taking a photo I can still very much feel the sense of awe and wonder at the view that’s laid before me.
No, I certainly don’t feel that technology has hindered my appreciation of anything.