I'm talking about the people here who think it's okay to have pictures taken of themselves partaking in corny poses in serious situations and places. Going to a memorial site? Best to commerate with quiet reflection rather than look to be celebrating the suffering and sacrifice of others with an all too cheerful selfie. It only makes you look like an apathetic douche-caboose.
2. You completely ignore "No Photos" signs.
Whether these wishes are political, religious or simply to respect privacy. You are a visitor so please heed the wishes of the sights and places you are visiting. You might think their reasons for not allowing photos are stupid but you are going to look even more foolish when many question your ability, or rather lack there of, to interprete those camera icons with the red strikes through them that appear ad-nauseum throughout.
I understand perfectly the need to inconvenience yourself to get a good photograph but jumping over safety barricades crosses over the line into danger. Injury due to failing to comply with safety warnings is probably going to make it rather difficult to make a claim with your travel insurance provider. Also you get extra idiot points if you do things like this with children about to watch you.
4. You step directly in front of people who are already taking a photograph to take your own.
If this isn't the epitome of bad manners and blatant inconsideration I just don't know what is. No - You are not more important that you can purposely stand directly in front of someone who was clearly there taking a photo before you. Doing this will only make me step back in front of you to continue what I was attempting to do before you so rudely interrupted. And no I don't care if you are trying to take a photograph of your friends/family/significant other - I will photobomb the daylights out of you!
Again completely ill-mannered! The growing problem of dumb-people attached to smart-phones needs to be rectified immediately. If you are within a crowd of people who are all trying to enjoy seeing something then for goodness sake stop waving your phone in front of other's faces to constantly take photographs and/or video footage of the event! The last thing I want to remember about a special occassion is the constant sighting of someone's arm raised up in front of my face.
Well, we've officially come to the end of another post. I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Happy travelling all,