Pranks and practical jokes are a time-honored tradition, and nothing really brings them home like a family holiday full of tricksters making funny faces, poses, or games for the camera.
Perhaps no funny Thanksgiving photo comes easier than ones that take advantage of the infamous after-meal nap. Whether it's Grandpa, a favorite uncle, or even the newest edition to the family holiday tradition, funny photos are easy when the target of the joke is unaware of what is going on.
Funny Thanksgiving Photo Tip #1: Remember that indoor photos mean automatic flash! Set your camera to one of the semi-automatic camera settings or crank up the ISO setting to get good indoor composition without the flash. Be sure to turn off the automatic flash anyway, because you never know when your camera might choose to use the flash. You many need to go all the way and use your digital camera's manual setting. Sometimes, all it takes is one flash to wake up Uncle Joe and then the fun is over.
Of course, holiday fun is no place for mean pranks, but fun, harmless, jokes are great fun and will provoke laughter for years to come when flipping through the holiday photo fun album (see below).
Start with the basics, hold up two fingers to make rabbit ears, have kids -- or grown ups! -- make faces on either side of the serious looking sleep face of Grandpa Bob. Signs can make for funny photos as well. Try a joke warning sign, or a faux street sign, pointing toward the sleeper. Finally, go for broke by posing heavy sleepers in funny positions. Hold up Grandma's hand in the "Number 1" position while someone holds a sign that says, "World's Best Turkey Cook." You choose how to read that :)