This study allowed two groups to take a virtual tour. One group took photos and the other did not. The group that took photos ranked their experience higher than the group that did not.

The study also found that taking photos of a bad experience will make it feel worse. Therefore, try to avoid taking photos of things which are not good.

Diehl, Kristin; Zauberman, Gal; Barasch, Alixandra “How taking photos increases enjoyment of experiences.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 111(2), August 2016