Try Your Hand at Screenshot Photography With Google's New Street View of Giza

Can you find decisive moments at the Egyptian Pyramids from the comfort of your computer?

Google Giza
Google Giza

In recent years, a number of artist have taken to street photography practiced from the comfort of their own computers. [Doug Richard](http://In recent years, a number of artist have taken to street photography practiced from the comfort of their own computers. Doug Richard, Jon Rafman, Michael Wolf and many other have made 'photographs' by screen-grabbing scenes from Google's 3D mapping software, Street View. Though met with a huge amount of initially criticism that they were being somehow uncreative, lazy or un-photographic, they indisputably captured many decisive moments, surprising or even bizarre scenes and unique compositions.), Jon Rafman, Michael Wolf and many other have made 'photographs' by screen-grabbing scenes from Google's 3D mapping software, Street View. Though met with a huge amount of initial criticism and accused of being somehow uncreative, lazy and un-photographic, they indisputably captured many decisive moments, surprising and bizarre scenes and unique compositions.

This month, Google unveiled it's latest Street View 'Trek' through the Pyramids of Giza. Following up on the success of their awe-inspiring Street View of the Grand Canyon, Venice and the Galapagos Islands, Google sent out its 'Trekkers' with 75-megapixel panoramic cameras mounted on their backpacks to capture 360-degree views of the Egyptian desert landscape. The virtual tour includes the Giza Necropolis and the Great Sphinx.

Those with some time to kill may be inclined to try screenshot photography and see if they can come up with any unique perspectives.