10 Stupid Photography Fads You Have Not Tried Yet


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You have probably noticed that the majority of entertaining media spreading thoughout internet can hardly be called intelligent. The more silly something looks the more refined rapture it arouses in the biomass of internet users.

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Visual art, the most strong way of conveying life situations and emotions, which some time ago looked like this:

Michelangelo

now looks more like this:

Meme Face

No wonder there have been some deviation in everyday photography as well.

You can not be interesting to your friends anymore by simply taking a picture of yourself on a party, or in front of some historically-important-unesco-list-heritage.

No, today you need to do something really, really weird to deserve a big hot Like on your photo.

Ironically, unique things become a trend.

In this article I’ve chosen 10 most stupid photography trends which have become so popualr that many of them have got their own online galleries.

Don’t take me as a snob. I laughed my head off as I was looking through all these pictures. Hope you will, too!

1. Planking

Lying down is ok. Lying down on McDonald’s counter is not.

That’s what planking is all about – you lie down straight as a wooden plank where no one would. Where no one could.

Sometimes it takes real physical strengh and moral flexibility.

Planking on a post by Deb Taylor

Planking on a post by Deb Taylor

Planking by ТВ Strupler

Planking by ТВ Strupler

Planking on jr cage by Nisakorn Keanmepol

Planking on jr cage by Nisakorn Keanmepol

The Planking by Pierre Orsander

The Planking by Pierre Orsander

Metaphysical Plank Over natural pool of water by PedalingPaul

Metaphysical Plank Over natural pool of water by PedalingPaul

Planking with Rachael by Pat Hayes

Planking with Rachael by Pat Hayes

Planking by Waterfall Guy

Planking by Waterfall Guy

Planking by Simon Wedege

Planking by Simon Wedege

Plank You by Daveblog

Plank You by Daveblog

Planking Upload - 28 by Luci

Planking Upload – 28 by Luci

For time to time, accidents happen, so I would recommend some really thorugh consideration before doing anything similar.

But still, accidents happen with sponges, or, I don’t know, ice-cream. You better stay alert all the time!

2. Batmanning

This is a vertical version of planking – you just hang your self like a bat(man?) on anything you can find.

Liam Norbury, Batmanning by Shane Rounce

Liam Norbury, Batmanning by Shane Rounce

I personally like this photo becuase the colors and the composition are nice. And as all good art, it makes you think and ask questions. Mostly – “What the h*ck?!

Perhaps when you start doing this, blood comes to your head and some secrets of life get revealed and you start to see the world in a whole new way. But then you come down, and no – everyhting’s gone. All that’s left is only upload the resulting photo to Facebook or Instagram or Flickr or, whats even better – all of them at once.

Na na na na na na na na... BATMAN! by Nikki Doe

Na na na na na na na na… BATMAN! by Nikki Doe

Frischfleisch Batmanning by Frischfleisch

Frischfleisch Batmanning by Frischfleisch

Batmanning by BurnLover

Batmanning by BurnLover

OMG - Scott batmanning! by Along Tribal Lines

OMG – Scott batmanning! by Along Tribal Lines

I am batmanning by Xose Castro Roig

I am batmanning by Xose Castro Roig

potsw67801 by pots

potsw67801 by pots

Bad Batmanning by JC Wildman

Bad Batmanning by JC Wildman

BATMANNING by revelation666

BATMANNING by revelation666

Batmanning by Nick Cannon Admin

Batmanning by Nick Cannon Admin

3. Tebowing

For those needing a brief and precise description, Wikipedia reaches its helping hand:

Tebowing is a phenomenon that began to spread in October 2011. It is an act of imitating National Football League quarterback Tim Tebow’s fad of getting down on one knee, resting head in arm and praying, especially in a setting where others are doing something unrelated.

This is a delicate fad, because making fun of praying is not everyone would love.
Moreover, Tim Tebow trademarked tebowing to prevent abuse of this prayerful pose!

But hey, this is hilarious, because folks don’t make fun of praying. They make fun of Tim. And this is so much more acceptable.

It’s like if Justin Bieber would trademark being a jerk becasue it offends the feelings of jerks. (Names are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental)

Tebowing in the Kitchen by Bunny Spice

Tebowing in the Kitchen by Bunny Spice

Tebowing by Karl Grabow

Tebowing by Karl Grabow

AIL Leadership Academy 101 Attendees Tebowing by American Income Life

AIL Leadership Academy 101 Attendees Tebowing by American Income Life

Tebowing, Pacific Place Mall, Central by its_a_big_deal

Tebowing, Pacific Place Mall, Central by its_a_big_deal

O Tebowing mais lindo da cidade! by Preferencia a Vida

O Tebowing mais lindo da cidade! by Preferencia a Vida

Tebowing? Or an epic face palm? by Nic Lake

Tebowing? Or an epic face palm? by Nic Lake

Tebowing by Front Ranger

Tebowing by Front Ranger

Tebowing by Gena Henrich

Tebowing by Gena Henrich

Tebowing by 3PD Farewell

Tebowing by 3PD Farewell

Tebowing at the Golden Gate Bridge by daphne 139

Tebowing at the Golden Gate Bridge by daphne 139

4. Owling

You probably don’t need any any scientific facts on owls to grasp the idea.

But, if suddenly you’ve felt the urge to know some interesing facts about owls, here are some

7mood Owling by Ali Abel

7mood Owling by Ali Abel

Owling by lostpremier

Owling by lostpremier

Owling by IdGiveItJustToLetYouSee

Owling by IdGiveItJustToLetYouSee

Owling by Rob Futrell

Owling by Rob Futrell

Owling by skiptheyouth

Owling by skiptheyouth

Owling by NeilBailey

Owling by NeilBailey

Futon owling by Kathleen

Futon owling by Kathleen

Planking & owling by Joy Sale

Planking & owling by Joy Sale

Owling and Planking? by Nicholas Ebinger

Owling and Planking? by Nicholas Ebinger

Owling by Peter Arbuthnott

Owling by Peter Arbuthnott

5. Catbreading

Offering someone food is a gesture considered hospitable since ancient times.

Maybe this was another way to show your pet how much you love him.

That’s what historians of the remote future would say, having found tons of breaded cats on Google servers resting at the botton of the postapocalyptic ocean.

These photos are so funny because on them, cats look much more intelligent than their owners.
They have enough evil in their look to destroy a planet. They obviously have a reason for that.

Mini bread 02.03.12-28web by Lenkin Design

Mini bread 02.03.12-28web by Lenkin Design

Skunk bread 02.03.12-08web by Lenkin Design

Skunk bread 02.03.12-08web by Lenkin Design

Catbreading by Kristina Matthews-Lopez

Catbreading by Kristina Matthews-Lopez

Catbreading_2 by WebAndroid

Catbreading_2 by WebAndroid

Not exactly happy by Joe Farquharson

Not exactly happy by Joe Farquharson

Catbreading by Daisuke Iwata

Catbreading by Daisuke Iwata

Cat breading niko 3 by luisito_4

Cat breading niko 3 by luisito_4

Catbreading by Carolinejperez

Catbreading by Carolinejperez

Untitled by Kristina Matthews-Lopez

Untitled by Kristina Matthews-Lopez

Untitled by Kristina Matthews-Lopez

Untitled by Kristina Matthews-Lopez

6. Vadering

Speaking of destroying planets, here comes another fad.

Don’t upset a photographer – you risk being throttled to death just the way Mr. Vader does!
Now where’s Master Yoda to save you?

Clon & Vadering by Bethlehem Struluckt

Clon & Vadering by Bethlehem Struluckt

Hadouken by Peter Miesch

Hadouken by Peter Miesch

Vadering by David Geitgey Sierralupe

Vadering by David Geitgey Sierralupe

Vadering by Alexander Alva

Vadering by Alexander Alva

Vadering by George Arnaldo

Vadering by George Arnaldo

Vadering by Kami_oO

Vadering by Kami_oO

Darth Loki - the Sith Lord Poodle by William Smith

Darth Loki – the Sith Lord Poodle by William Smith

V5 by Bob Contino

V5 by Bob Contino

lost concentration by Jeremy VanderMeer

lost concentration by Jeremy VanderMeer

May the force be with you by MARVelous Photos

May the force be with you by MARVelous Photos

7. Horsemanning

This one is really emotional. Even though the emotions are subconscious resentment and bewilderment, such photos regained tremendous popularity today.

Want to scare your mom? Your head apart from your body is something that won’t leave her indifferent!

Horsemanning by Brent Douglas

Horsemanning by Brent Douglas

Outdoors horseman by the Chop Shop

Outdoors horseman by the Chop Shop

Kathy Lee Gifford Horsemaning by the Chop Shop

Kathy Lee Gifford Horsemaning by the Chop Shop

Horsemanning by Angela

Horsemanning by Angela

Untitled by memeteam

Untitled by memeteam

Here it is by The Chop Shop

Here it is by The Chop Shop

Horsemanning by DRS1994

Horsemanning by DRS1994

Horsemanning by Georgia Noble Photography

Horsemanning by Georgia Noble Photography

Horsemanning by LandAid

Horsemanning by LandAid

Horsemanning by Brock Kinney

Horsemanning by Brock Kinney

8. Catbeard

You’re a girl who always wanted to be a boy? Some secondary sexual characters, such as a beard, might come in handy then.

And you don’t need any hormonal agents – your lovely pet would do just fine!

Catbeard by amyprows

Catbeard by amyprows

Yo a wild cat beard by sammichapel

Yo a wild cat beard by sammichapel

Catbeard by ashley_ordaz

Catbeard by ashley_ordaz

Catbeard by multily

Catbeard by multily

Catbeard! by dudemario

Catbeard! by dudemario

CatBeard by kuwinchang

CatBeard by kuwinchang

Catbeard by chelseadunado

Catbeard by chelseadunado

Catbeard by hyliancats

Catbeard by hyliancats

Cat beard by denisehhellwig

Cat beard by denisehhellwig

Catbeard by mariajosearangorico

Catbeard by mariajosearangorico

9. Playdead

What’s more scary – a dead body or a living person with its head apart, smiling at the camera?

I still think the first variant is more dreadful. This one could also be called Play Wasted.

Playing Dead by Ross Hannis

Playing Dead by Ross Hannis

Playing Dead by sbolignesi

Playing Dead by sbolignesi

Playing Dead by Amy

Playing Dead by Amy

Damn, that had to hurt by Kim

Damn, that had to hurt by Kim

Sleep state by Miranda Leung

Sleep state by Miranda Leung

Dusted by Jackie Gonzales

Dusted by Jackie Gonzales

Dead In The Pool by Charles Gibson

Dead In The Pool by Charles Gibson

Dead pic by The Walker Girls

Dead pic by The Walker Girls

Janie playing dead in a black dress by olav82

Janie playing dead in a black dress by olav82

Untitled by (sam I am)

Untitled by (sam I am)

10. Frosting

People do so many illogical thinkgs in XXI century. People in Iceland eat bananas, people in Australia freeze under air conditioners. And people also play golf knee-deep in snow.
Nothing’s abnormal today.

10-frosting

9-frosting

8-frosting

I can clearly see it in the dog’s eyes: “And THEY call themselves superiour beings?!”

I can clearly see it in the dog’s eyes: “And THEY call themselves superiour beings?!”

6-frosting

5-frosting

4-frosting

3-frosting

2-frosting

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So, what do you think of all these trends in everyday photography? Hve you done anything similar at least once in your life?

Feel free to share your shots with us! i promise, we won’t make fun of you. Or, at least you will not know about it.

George is an enthusiast photographer who focuses on both studio and outdoor photography, always seeking interesting and creative shooting and retouching techniques.
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