Tourists and the Obligatory Selfie

category: Photographers • 1 min read

In January 2017, German researchers studied the selfies and found that:

  • 77% of the smartphone users took a selfie at least once a month
  • 49% of the smartphone users received at least one selfie every week
  • People thought that their own selfies were somewhat ironic and playful
  • 82% of the people would rather see ‘more usual pictures’ then selfies on social media
  • 90% of the people thought that others’ selfies were for self-promotion
  • 46% of the people thought that their own selfies were for self-promotion

Tourists in Vancouver, BC and the Obligatory Selfie

Tourists in Vancouver, BC and the Obligatory Selfie

What’s a selfie?

  • Photos of one-self
  • It’s a photo of one-self in front of the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Canyon. You can’t see the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Canyon is the selfie, just the person.



Technical

Camera: Canon 7D ISO 125 and 1/250
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4 @160mm and f/6.3
Processed with Darktable 2.2.3: http://www.darktable.org/