VENICE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- According to research released this week, the most popular place to take a photo in America is the roundabout in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland, making it a more popular selfie spot than Times Square, The Grand Canyon or The White House.
"Previous attempts to work out where people like to take photographs have been wildly inaccurate," says Samuel Agboola, founder of Flag. "We all use our phones to make notes with now because it's faster to take a photo than write something down. Simply looking at what people post to Instagram and Facebook includes all those disposable photos and delivers skewed results. If you don't account for where people live it's even worse, you just end up with a list of where people use their phones, not where they choose to take photos that mean something to them. By only looking at the pictures people print we've been able to get an accurate look at where people like to take photos for the first time ever."
Flag analyzed hundreds of thousands of photos to come up with the first definitive list of current American photo spots.
The Ten Most Photographed Places in America 2016
- Sleeping Beauty's Castle—Disneyland, CA
- Cinderella's Castle—Walt Disney World, FL
- The Bellagio fountains—Las Vegas, NV
- Imagination Zone—Legoland, CA
- Conservatory of Flowers— San Francisco, CA
- The Pier 1 Playground—Brooklyn, NY
- Bancroft Hall—Annapolis, MD
- The Rockefeller Center—Manhattan, NY
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter—Universal Studios, FL
- The Empire State Building—Manhattan, NY
"People's interest in taking photos is changing the way they visit places," continued Agboola. "People would rather visit a place to get a great shot of the Brooklyn Bridge than stand on it and take a less impressive photo. It's making places like Bancroft Hall huge draws because they're beautiful and fun to share."
Flag delivers the best photo prints ever offered to the public entirely for free. By backing free prints with targeted advertising, the ability to get prints of any aspect ratio, and first class mailing, Flag has simultaneously disrupted both photo printing and direct marketing.
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