We hesitate to offer this advice for fear that we may be enabling scandalous behavior, but we've convinced ourselves there are myriad constructive situations for which taking pictures with your iPhone earbud remote might come in handy.
You may already know (if not, consider this a bonus tip) that you can take pictures on your iPhone using the volume up "+" button as the shutter button. Similarly, you can also use the volume up button on the earbuds inline remote to enable the same feature.
To take a picture using the included iPhone earbud remote control, plug the earbuds into your phone and open the camera app. Then, turn the screen brightness of the display all the way down, point the phone camera to the unsuspecting subject, and use the volume up on the headphones remote to snap away.