When you’re having your photo taken, don’t be THAT guy

Jul 4, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Jul 4, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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“That guy” has been around since the dawn of photography, but with the ever advancing selfie generation, it just seems to be getting worse and worse.  You try to take a group photo, and one person always seems to want to be the centre of attention, or just doesn’t know how to not screw up the shot.

In this light hearted video from Don’t be That Guy, we several several such group-photo-spoilers that you may come across.

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I know if I post this to Facebook, I can tag several people who seem to regularly fill each of the roles shown in the video (especially strange cheese and in-yo-face).  Fortunately, I don’t have to.  They already know who they are.  I don’t see them changing any time soon, but I don’t think I’d want them to be any other way.

What others can you think of?  Let us know and if you have any embarrassing photos of them caught in the act, show them off in the comments.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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3 responses to “When you’re having your photo taken, don’t be THAT guy”

  1. Cesar Sales Avatar
    Cesar Sales

    I know I’ll get slammed for this, but what’s up with making the sole black guy the bad guy in the blog photo?

    1. NYStateofMind Avatar
      NYStateofMind

      Didn’t go unnoticed, but there are several “bad guys”. What’s worse is that he’s labeled as the “In Yo Face” guy!

    2. S BigJohn Avatar
      S BigJohn

      Isn’t the blog photo showing each of the guys doing their “Don’t do this” look?