There's a quick way to train your brain to have a photographic memory...
Back in one of the world wars, i think WWII, the army had a problem with AA guns shooting down friendly planes.
They did studies on gunmen to see if they could recognize their own planes. They put them in a dark room, and flashed multiple series of pictures of planes (friendly and enemy) on a bright screen, and asked the gunmen to write down in order whether they were friendly or enemy.
This resulted in the gunmen having an increased success rate in not shooting down friendly planes. The images were flashed for only a second on a very bright screen, while they were in a dark room. The bright pictures burned into their retinas, making it easier to remember somehow.
Solution? Go into a dark room, turn off the lights, put all your crap on the computer, close your eyes, flash them open for a second, then close them again...concentrate on the image you saw, it may take a few tries. Big text, big pictures, etc, so you can remember it easier.