It seems you can always find someone willing to do something different or silly for a photo. For awhile, photos of people jumping on hotel beds seemed to be the thing. So much so, they've devoted a whole website to it (I so know you're going to check it out!). More recently, planking was the popular thing to do. It's so popular, here's what Wikipedia has to say about it:
Planking (or the Lying Down Game) is an activity consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location. Both hands must touch the sides of the body. Having a photograph taken of the participant and posted on the Internet is an integral part of the game.
I, myself, haven't tried jumping on hotel beds (well, not for a photo to be posted on the internet, anyway. Oh, and it wasn't me. It was my kids, I swear) nor have I tried planking. What I have recently photographed is people doing a 'non' pose, which usually consists of people (or person) standing still, arms down at their sides and not smiling. It can be anywhere from one person or more. You can even find a Flickr group for the 'non' pose. I tend to like this one the best because unlike hotel bed jumping or planking, I seriously doubt there's much chance for being injured (though there's always a first time, I suppose!).
When I did the above prom shoot I explained to the kids what I wanted to do but I could tell by the look on their faces that they thought it was a strange request. However, once I shot the photo and they saw it, they were quite pleased with it. It's different, and I like it. Or, as my girlfriend commented when she saw my photo, "Very 'Children of the Corn'-esque, but I like it!". Hey, works for me. :)
How about you? Have any hotel bed jumping shots, planking pics or photos with uncoventional poses? If so, share away! We'd love to see them.