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11 Annoying Tourist Photo Poses

Raksha Kulkarni Oct 23, 2020
Posing has become an important part of the memories we make while traveling. But some of them have been overused and done to death. It's high time we stop it and think of something new. Here is how tourists should NOT pose.

Some Future Tips for Taking Photos!

Avoid clicking photos straight from the front because this tends to highlight the bulging hips or shoulders (if any). Use angles instead.

Avoid shooting from a low angle or a direct "up the nose" shot because this can accentuate certain features like a belly or double chin.
We all love to travel to new places and make our trip memorable. Now, clicking photos at certain famous places or just about anywhere is a way of preserving those memories forever. When it comes to clicking pictures, striking the right pose becomes a big issue.
Some people manage to pose in certain new, innovative poses, but some people want to recreate certain popular poses or replicate the one visible in the background. There are many such poses that have been all too common that render the photos unimaginative and boring. Here is a collated list of poses which people seem to be madly in love with.
And it goes without saying that this story is for fun purposes only and not meant to offend anyone! Traditional poses are okay, the only point being is that some of them can just get plain annoying.

Tourist Poses You Should Avoid On Vacation

'V' Sign

When you are not sure how to pose, do this! Flashing a 'V' for peace or victory sign is most common among Asian tourists, but has done its magic on others too. Seriously, every single person has at least one photo with such a pose.
Flashing a 'V' sign will never get world peace, but it surely might provoke someone to slap you! Some people have the audacity to flash two peace signs, as if one wasn't enough.

Pinching Famous Monuments

Okay, we get it. You have been to the Eiffel tower and seen all those pyramids.
But, who said that posing like this will turn you into some huge beast who can squeeze big monuments or touch the top of it? It's time to stop posing such clich├ęd poses. Come on, you can do better!

Holding Huge Monuments

Oh My God, you almost turned into a huge, mighty beast to push that big thing away! Also, you must have the ultimate power to hold the Statue of Liberty in your hand. A standing ovation for all who did this because you thought you are so smart, and people will never know how you did it.


Yay! You're on a vacation and visiting a new place! If this is the way you express your joy, you better run; because at any moment, someone might come and take you back to where you came from, the madhouse!

Kissing the Monuments

I pity the Sphinx and all others like her to have gotten a kiss from just about every other visitor. Imagine the helplessness they must be feeling, because there is absolutely nothing they can do about it. I think there would have been some point in kissing, if it turned into Prince Charming!

Stupidly Posing with Statues

Those are great pieces of art, so in public interest, don't just spoil the frame! Couldn't you just leave it as it is and move on with your trip.
In these photos, the statue couple would want to run away rather than sit with you, or the angel would have made this expression after looking at you!

Replicating Statues

Its an unsolved mystery what fun people derive by doing this. People hardly get close to the perfection with which the statue is made. These photos make for funny photos rather than memorable.

Hot Legs on the Beach

Okay, so you're having a great time on the beach, and that new bikini looks rad. A full scene or panorama of the beach would have been a better way to show off the destination, and a full photo of yours to flaunt your new bikini.
But, with these photos, all we see is your legs with a beach in the background. We demand to not get distracted by your legs and to be able to focus on the beautiful water!

Telephone Booth

Unless you are with Dr. Who and traveling through time and space, this is hardly humorous. You want to tell the whole world that you're calling from a booth and you don't have a cell phone in the 21st century? There is nothing hilarious or memorable about calling or peeking out of a telephone booth.

Beatles Pose

This is surely one of the reasons for traffic jams on Abbey Road in London-hundreds of tourists posing this way. Please understand that they were The Beatles. It was good when The Beatles did it, but it isn't when you do it!

The Mother of All Poses

It's like, if you have been bitten by the dance bug, go for it. Here's our earnest advice: Save it for the pub, guys!