Photobombing is the art of inserting yourself into someone else's photos unexpectedly. Here's how to pull off this move for maximum effect.
You will need
- Photograph in progress
Step 1 Find an photograph Find an opportunity for a photobomb. Look for people posing for a picture, where your presence would be grossly out of place.
Weddings and parties often provide many photobombing opportunities.
Step 2 Prepare to photobomb Get in position to sneak into the picture. Estimate the photographer’s likely field of vision to ensure you’ll make it all the way into the photograph.
Step 3 Time it right Choose the exact moment to photobomb. Watch for the photographer to count down, or the subjects to pose or say cheese.
Step 4 Make it memorable Right before the shutter clicks, move into frame. Make expressions or gestures to upend the photo’s context.
Step 5 Flee the scene Leave the immediate vicinity to avoid the victims’ revenge. Once you’re safe, be on the lookout for the next carefully planned photo setup to disrupt.
Did You Know:
A 1997 Seinfeld episode revolved around one of the characters being hired by someone he’d unintentionally photobombed years earlier.