14 Brilliant Photo Poses to Try on Your Next Vacation

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    Lean in

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    Fun with forced perspective in Pisa. instantshift.com

    Most kids (and grown ups) just love silly photos and optical illusions. Combine the two and you'll inject a ton of fun energy into your next batch of family vacation photos.

    This classic pose with the Leaning Tower of Pisa is part of a collection of forced-perspective shots on instantShift.

    Pinterest is a fantastic place to find inspiration for photo poses. Find this and other ideas on my Awesome Family Vacation Photos Pinterest board. 

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    Off with their heads

    Fun Beach Vacation Poses
    pinned from VisualFunHouse.com

    You need two willing participants to pull off this fun beach vacation pose. We found this irresistible headless kid pose on VisualFunHouse.com.

    Find this and other ideas on my Awesome Family Vacation Photos Pinterest board. 

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    Think big and tall

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    Make your little one feel big with forced perspective. Buzzfeed

    Little kids love showing off how big they are. Give them a helping hand with a shot that's easy to set up with a statue, lighthouse, or any other tall landmark.

    This photo comes from a roundup of forced-perspective photos on Buzzfeed.

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    Run! Hide!

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    All you need is a beach toy for this pose. instantshift.com

    For a simple shot with a big punch, use a beach toy to create a fun horror shot. This photo appeared on instantShift.

    Find this and other ideas on my Awesome Family Vacation Photos Pinterest board. 

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    Take a drink

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    Drinking from a fountain is easy with forced perspective. Gone With the Family

    Fountains, geysers and spouts present all kinds of opportunities for fun shots. In this photo from Gone With the Family, a little forced perspective goes a long way.

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    Gain superhuman strength

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    Forced perspective lets little kids do big things. Go Big or Go Home

    Little kids can pull off amazing feats with the right angle, as demonstrated in this adorable shot on Go Big or Go Home.

    Find this and other ideas on my Awesome Family Vacation Photos Pinterest board. 

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    Nom nom nom

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    Use forced perspective for this fun shot. webneel.com

    This silly shot is so easy to set up on a beach, field, or even indoors and young kids just love the result. It's one of a collection of illusory shots on webneel.

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    Be a giant in a small world

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    Pick up the Louvre with two fingers. The World is a Book

    As The World is a Book shows, it takes just two fingers to pick up the Louvre Pyramid. 

    Find this and other ideas on my Awesome Family Vacation Photos Pinterest board. 

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    Show us your muscles

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    Fun with forced perspective. Epic Life Magazine

    See how strong you are? This shot is one of several fun poses from a photo shoot on Epic Life Magazine.

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    Grab hold of something big

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    Position your fist just right for this illusion. Go Big or Go Home

    With their penchant for the superlative, state fairs offer myriad opportunity for photo trickery. At the Eastern States Exposition, Go Big or Go Home perfectly positioned a boy's fist to create the illusion of holding what's reputed to be the world's largest corn dog. 

    Find this on my Awesome Family Vacation Photos Pinterest board. 

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    Steal the scene

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    Made in Penang Interactive Museum is dedicated to the trick shot. Malaysian Meanders

    Love creating optical illusions? The Made in Penang Interactive Museum is dedicated to the trick photo, explains Malaysian Meanders. Exhibits are designed for you to jump right into a scene and capture the illusion in a photograph.

    Find this on my Awesome Family Vacation Photos Pinterest board. 

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    Create a beach shadow portrait

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    pinned from craftionary.net

    Heading to the beach? This silly shadow portrait is easy to pull off, as shown on Craftionary

    Find this on my Awesome Family Vacation Photos Pinterest board. 

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    Enjoy a cloud cone

    Fun Poses with Forced Perspective
    pinned from 23Snaps.com

    Enjoying a sunny day with blue skies and fluffy clouds? Treat the family to ice cream cones, but ask the kids to save the cone for last as you set up this easy shot we spied on 23Snaps.com.

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    Snack on a boat

    Fun family vacation photos
    pinned from playtivities.com

    Visiting the ocean or a lake? Playtivities set up this shot using forced perspective to make it appear as if this girl is snacking on a boat.

    Find this on my Awesome Family Vacation Photos Pinterest board.