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Take Less Pictures

Ozzie_Traveller

Old Hand
Premium Member
G'day Mike

A most interesting article - and I commend your mate for his text
One could also say 'bluddy tourists' ... or 'bluddy Insta-tographers'... or even 'bluddy drivers' when they do not obey traffic signals. To some extent we all [society] at some time or another choose to disobey the rules, often with no good reason

However with the world seemingly asking / demanding more & more compliance to society's rules, there will inevitably be a backlash of some sort, and like so many things, the 'one bad apple in the box' affecting the entire box does cause us all some heartache

Here in Oz recently we have had several deaths from Insta-tographers trying for selfies from the wrong side of safety fences high above cliff tops & etc. Sad to say, but "if one breaks the rules ...."

Phil from the great land Downunder
 

Jason

Always on
Premium Member
Interesting read.

I visited Dachau a few years back. While we were having a look inside the crematorium some prat climbed over the barrier and shoved his head into the oven so his mate could grab a picture with his phone. The pair of them giggled away while posting the picture on Facetwatogram... :mad:
 

Mike Singh

Always on
Premium Member
G'day Mike

A most interesting article - and I commend your mate for his text
One could also say 'bluddy tourists' ... or 'bluddy Insta-tographers'... or even 'bluddy drivers' when they do not obey traffic signals. To some extent we all [society] at some time or another choose to disobey the rules, often with no good reason

However with the world seemingly asking / demanding more & more compliance to society's rules, there will inevitably be a backlash of some sort, and like so many things, the 'one bad apple in the box' affecting the entire box does cause us all some heartache

Here in Oz recently we have had several deaths from Insta-tographers trying for selfies from the wrong side of safety fences high above cliff tops & etc. Sad to say, but "if one breaks the rules ...."

Phil from the great land Downunder
We recently had an incident here, in which selfie taking tourists have almost destroyed a field of sunflowers resulting in the farmer closing the field to any photography.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/we-had-no-control-farm-closes-after-sunflower-selfie-seekers-swarm-field-1.4037631
Interesting read.

I visited Dachau a few years back. While we were having a look inside the crematorium some prat climbed over the barrier and shoved his head into the oven so his mate could grab a picture with his phone. The pair of them giggled away while posting the picture on Facetwatogram... :mad:
On my recent Venice trip it was obvious that the city as suffering from over tourism. I did wonder how the Venetians cope with the mass influx of tourists (20 M per year). The Venetians can't afford the rent so they leave. These houses are then converted to Air B&B and hotels. Selfie sticks were everywhere!

''Even the 900-year-old fish market is at risk of closing down as tourists happily snapping Instagram photos of the incredible architecture are replacing actual customers. “Venice without Venetians is not Venice anymore,” he says. “You’re killing a civilization, the civilization of people living in the water, for more than 1,500 years.”

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/how-battle-tourism-is-dividing-venice-1137019
 

SharonH

Here a lot
Premium Member
I don't see many tourists here, we are a tourist city but I don't go to the touristy places very often so I don't see any rules broken but I very much agree with the 'will I still find this picture interesting in three months'. I have taken many pictures, usually just quick snapshots that I have looked back on and wondered why I had taken them. An awful lot of my photo's are 'uninteresting' but I just can't get rid of them just yet, like a squirrel in the park, the squirrel is too small to even see but I can't get rid of it yet :( One day hopefully I will.
 

MikeB

Always on
Premium Member
The problems identified in the article have more to do with a lack of consideration by some than with photography. While the author's resolution is fine and will likely make him a better photographer, he should feel no burden of guilt from the actions of others.
 

Isac

Always on
The problems identified in the article have more to do with a lack of consideration by some than with photography. While the author's resolution is fine and will likely make him a better photographer, he should feel no burden of guilt from the actions of others.
100% agree MikeB
 
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