No pictures, no memory: capturing image-taking behaviour on the Great Barrier Reef


Photography is an important element of the tourist experience and provides both a method of later reliving the experiences of the journey as well as sharing elements of the journey with others. In the digital age photography has taken on a new dimension with the ability of people to enhance images as well as share them with others via new media such as social network sites and blogs. This paper reports on research undertaken in to photography on the Great Barrier Reef and finds that respondents rate the need for good photographic images as a high priority.