Tourism Australia, has come up with a new service for taking selfies in which the self is just one part of an epic widescreen landscape. Giga Selfie, billed as the world’s biggest selfie service, will be available on Australia’s Gold Coast this weekend.
It uses a super high definition camera and cellphone technology to take photos big enough to accommodate even the most inflated egos. Travelers using the service stand on a designated spot on the beach and use a “Giga Selfie” app — only available on that day, on that spot — on their smart phone to trigger a distant camera.
An enormous selfie is then emailed to them as a short video clip which starts as a close-up of their face and zooms out to reveal the surrounding scenery.