We’d all like to be cool photographers, chroniclers of the unnoticed and otherwise unseen. But sometimes the pull of the Eiffel Tower / Big Ben / Taj Mahal is just too great, right?

Help is at hand, however, thanks to the new Camera Restricta. Philipp Schmitt, the designer behind the product explains, “Camera Restricta.. locates itself via GPS and searches online for photos that have been geotagged nearby. If the camera decides that too many photos have been taken at your location, it retracts the shutter and blocks the viewfinder.”

Sounds harsh? Well Schmitt has words for you, amateur snapper and your boring pics. “Camera Restricta could be a controversial tech product, promising unique pictures by preventing the user from contributing to the overflow of generic digital imagery,” he says.

“Of course, you can’t judge uniqueness of a photo just by counting the geotags nearby. Still, it might be a good indicator for the potential of taking a special photo at a place.”

Well that’s OK then.