Why does everyone like "say cheese" photos?
I really don't get the whole stand-together-with-a-fake-smile-in-front-of-a-tourist-attraction thing, it just seems incredibly cheesy and artificial to me. If possible, I'd love to take a photo of the tourist attraction itself without anyone in the shot. Yet most people don't seem to get why I "don't like having my picture taken" - which is not true - even when I explain.
Do most people view photography as being merely a tool for bragging rights?