We all have cringe-worthy pictures we would rather keep tucked away.
So spare a thought for these unfortunate souls whose most embarrassing photos have become viral sensations after being posted in an online gallery.
The pictures capture men, women and children in a series of hilarious, provocative and downright baffling poses as they push the boundaries on camera.
While props can bring a little something to photo shoots, it is unclear what these would-be models were aiming for with their swords, guns and parrots.
Nudity also seemed to be the order of the day for many, with a number of women stripping off as they smiled and pouted for the camera.
Perhaps the most bizarre of them all is one of a naked man emerging from the petals of a tulip, proving that being creative does not always pay off.
Here, FEMAIL rounds up some of the most baffling photos to emerge online.
Pucker up: An enormous fish head might not seem like the most obvious prop, but this topless woman proves there are no boundaries when it comes to photo shoots
The magic of photoshop: A naked man emerges from a tulip in this utterly baffling picture
Stripping off: A couple dare to bare in this provocative snap, left, and a man shows off his pants
Forgotten something? This woman appears to be channeling her inner warrior princess with a sword and sparkling costume jewellery – but she seems to have misplaced her top
Look into my eyes: This woman looks like she is trying to hypnotise the cameraman
Love is in the air: A man holds a flower to his cheek and gives the camera his most alluring look, left, while this topless woman pulls out her most seductive face for the photo shoot, right
Seeing triple: This wannabe gangster uses Photoshop to take a photo with himself
Hello, ladies: Two would-be Romeos give their best bedroom eyes for the camera
Macho: This man does everything he can to look like a tough guy – even bringing in a fake skull
Ladies in leather: Two women bring out their inner seductress in these glamour shots
Exotic: A rifle, a helicopter and an island backdrop bring a feeling of adventure to this image
Smoking gun: While they did not pose together, this man and woman could be a perfect match
Feline good: Stretched out on the floor, this woman looks confident as she poses with six cats
Hell for leather: A man pouts, left, while this woman turns up the heat with handcuffs
Pretty Polly: This young family brought along their beloved parrot for a photo shoot
Hunky: Channeling his inner cowboy, left, and another man tries his best model pose