You know the poses: looking down, but slightly to the left; looking away as you brush back windswept hair, looking off to the sunset—basically, looking anywhere BUT the camera. Sound familiar? Then congratulations, because you know how to achieve the plandid, the latest Instagram trend to usurp selfies, mirror selfies, shoefies, belfies (any-fies), squad pix, and super stylized, obviously staged photos.
A portmanteau of “planned” and “candid,” a plandid, done successfully, should look as though you weren’t aware you were getting your photo taken. A friend (or Instagram husband, or innocent bystander, or a self-timed camera propped on a tripod) just happened to catch you at the right moment, at the right angle, and in the right lighting. It’s like the photographic version of a humble brag.