Do you like how you look in photographs?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you like how you look in photographs?
    Always : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Most of the time : (36 votes)
    24 %
    Sometimes : (58 votes)
    38 %
    Rarely : (51 votes)
    34 %
    Never : (5 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    2169 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Not usually… but our wedding photographer, who did our engagement photos, is a genius!  I’d probably be freaking out over what my wedding photos will be like if it weren’t for our “dummy run”… I spent the two weeks between our engagement shoot & seeing the first pics freaking out over x y z about my appearance (mainly my arms… WHY didn’t I wear my cardigan????) … well then we get our photos back and they were so amazing, I was GLAD I didn’t wear said cardigan and I immediately felt totally confident that no matter how I appear on the big day, our photographer will bring out our best 😛  Mega stressout averted!

    Post # 4
    Member
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Not really. I think I’m cute, but I just don’t think I’m particularly photogenic.

    Post # 5
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    7208 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @dannielle89:  If that photo’s you, you’re gorgeous. Certainly way more photogenic than me.

    Post # 6
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I have a REALLY wide face, despite having a size 2 body! So there’s a 50/50 chance I look WAY heavier in pictures than I really am!

    Post # 7
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    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I like pictures of me when I take them. If other people take them? Very rarely. I liked most of our engagement pictures, which was really shocking.

    Post # 8
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    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @dannielle89:  I don’t like how I look in general so photographs are no different.

    Post # 9
    Member
    7262 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’m not photogenic at all! The only pictures I have liked of myself have been my wedding pictures.

    Post # 10
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    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    Most of the time I do (: I usually don’t like pictures if they’re taken with a really old bad digital camera and flash (=shiny face + paleness + red eye), but other than that I love looking at pictures of me (especially our engagement pictures). Is that vain? (rhetorical question aha)

    Post # 11
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    8425 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    As long as I’m not making a stupid face (which I usually am).  I still enjoy the terrible pictures of me because I think they’re funny though.

    Post # 12
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    1696 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Nope. Nope nope nope. I know I’m fat, I get it. But when I look in the mirror, complete with my low self esteem I don’t completely loathe what I see. If I look down I have a bit of a double chin. If I turn sideways, I’m a little thick, but not horrifically. But I can look at myself naked in the mirror and not want to scream. It isn’t morbidly obese and horrific.

     

    So why is it that I always have 3 chins in pictures and look like I am trying to smuggle a doublewide trailer inside my stomach? My ass always looks huge and droopy, my boobs look tiny and out of balance, nothing looks good. It worries me that perhaps I have serious body delusions and I look like my photos, except that I am my own harshest critic, so I doubt that that’s the case.

     

     

    Post # 13
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    1722 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Not really.  I have a really round face so that never translates well on camera.

    Post # 14
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    5222 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Uhm NO. I just don’t think I translate well on camera, and other people agree. Someone once told me that I look so much better in person than on Facebook…. thanks?

    Post # 15
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    9244 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Sometimes.  I don’t think I’m very photogenic, though. 

    I’ve heard that angular faces look better in pics, something about shadows.  I have a round face and it’s just luck if someone gets a good candid shot of me, at least in my opinion. 

    Of all the professional photographers I’ve spoken with they tell me most people don’t look as good in pictures as in real life, and that truly photogenic people are a rare breed; also that they don’t look as good in real life.  So, if we have to choose between being beautiful in pictures or beautiful in real life, I’ll pick real life.  🙂 

    Seriously, one newspaper reporter/photographer told me she commonly takes about 50 pictures to get 1 really good one.  In my line of work I’m sometimes interviewed by our local paper (which I hate), and I always ask to not be photographed.  They never listen, but it really takes several shots before the reporter is satisfied (with everyone, not just me, lol).

    Post # 16
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    9244 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Mrs_Amanda:  I remember your wedding recap pictures, my dear, and I disagree with you.  I thought you were GORGEOUS in those pictures!  🙂  You look like a model, seriously.

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