PHOTO BOMB 101
There are many photo bombing sites out there, with many photos posted up (namely thisisphotobomb.com). With so many sites and photos, the meaning of the ‘photo bomb’ is getting lost. Here is the low down on all the different types, and to clearly show what is – and isn’t – a proper photo bomb.
The Intentional Bomb
The bomber is aware of the photo being taken, and goes out of their way to ruin the photo. The give away is the eye-contact and face-pulling.
The Unintentional Bomb
Where someone or something is in the background of the shot and is either ‘caught out’, walking past or just far more entertaining than what the photo is supposed to be of.
The Foreground Bomb
Where the bomber jumps in front of the group shot last second
The Animal Bomb
Where an animal is the one doing the bombing
The ‘What Happens Next?’ Bomb
The person in the foreground of the shot has no idea what is happening behind them
More and more of these are popping up. It’s funny if they get bombed, but even funnier when they are doing the bombing.
Probably the first celeb-bomb documented – go Sir Paul!
Jake Gyllenhaal owning Uma.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
Shaun White bombs his own segment
Zac Efron bombs his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens
Michael Cera seems to be a serial offender…
Not for the weak-stomached. Pics speak for themselves… and then some
You getting an idea of what real photo bombs are?
For example, this IS a photo bomb
This is NOT a photo bomb. (Funny, yes, but is the subject of the photo)
This isn’t. (Pulling a face when everyone smiles is not bombing)
This is my favourite bomb. Ever.
Yes, I get bombed too
Channel [V]‘s Kyle Linahan
Here are some photo bombs you’ve sent in to me
The Bomber Darrrling
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