Ahh, the delicate and beautiful art of the perfectly-timed Photo-bomb. Many casual photo-bombers believe that photo-bombing is a simple and easy pastime, but those of us who have practiced and perfected the skill know that there is a real art to creating the perfect photo-bomb moment. The following are some tips that will help you go from an average, every day photo-bomber, to a true master!
1. Photo-bombing is all about placement and timing.
If you really want to perfect the art and maximize the amount of images that your face haunts, you should be conscientious of where you are and those around you. First, chose a place where there will be a lot of cameras and tourists. There is no easier and unsuspecting victim than someone standing in from of the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, or any other popular tourist destination.
2.The more ridiculous you look the better!
Photo-bombing is not just about standing in the back of a picture, throwing up some deuces or a thumbs-up. The more ridiculous you look, the more surprising it is that the subjects of the picture didn’t notice you. May we suggest dressing up as The Joker or distorting your face in any other creepy and weird way…
3. The Holy Trinity
There are three things in this world that can ensure that your photo-bomb goes viral. We will call them the Holy Trinity of Photobombers: animals, the elderly, and cute kids!
4.Photo-bomb in groups
For those who are impatient and don’t want to wait for the perfect moment, you can always photobomb in groups. This sometimes creates the best images and is also the safest photo-bombing method. The concept is simple: when you see someone taking a picture, approach them and offer to take the picture for them. Then, signal to your friend to pop up in the background. These images are often the ones that go viral because you can angle the picture for optimum photo-bomb view and you don’t need to worry about the victims seeing the photo-bomb and confronting you right away.
5.Don’t lose hope or get discouraged
Finally, just remember you may never see the fruits of your labour (unless, of course, your image goes viral), but know that you will forever be ingrained on the photo paper and image of your unsuspecting victims.
Need some more inspiration? The following are some of our favourite photo-bombs of all time…
Do you have any other photo-bombing tips or great photo-bomb moments? Share them with us in the comments!