Whether we like it or not, our culture has become obsessed with selfies. Front facing cameras on smartphones are increasingly getting better and every other week another ‘selfie flash’ product seems to appear in the wild.
Now the Australian government wants to help tourists take bigger and better selfies that include the environments around them; they are being dubbed ‘GIGA Selfies’.
All you need to do is stand on one of the predesignated Giga Selfie spots and use your phone to remotely take a gigantic photo.
In addition to viewing yourself in a closeup photograph, you can download a short video clip that zooms out revealing the surrounding landscape and truly how far you are from the camera itself.
The GIGA Selfie campaign is aimed specifically at Japanese tourists, who reportedly make up Australia’s sixth largest market for tourists (over 320,000 visitors). Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan says that the “campaign will help to raise the level of conversation about Australia in Japan as people share their experiences of holidaying here with their friends and family back home.”
So, the next time you decide to venture to Australia be sure to look out for the designated GIGA Selfie spots and capture a shot to send back home. The first two spots will be launching in the Queensland coastal area between September 5th and 6th.