(Closed) Help crying over family photos..Pic Heavy

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 32
892 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m sure she can fix the stuff you asked for! it was no biggie, didn’t take me longer than 5 mins. I’m by no means professional so it’s not difficult to do! I hope you end up very happy with your photos! 🙂

Post # 33
1403 posts
Bumble bee

@MissFireFlower:   A photographers job is to get your looking your absolute best.  These  pictures are not bad, but if you are not happy with them, then it doesn’t matter what any of us are saying.   By looking at these images, I appears to me that the photographer is new and inexperienced.  The angles are not flattering, and the depth of field control is lacking.  It appears that the photographer just shot all the images at a wide open aperture without any concern that other people in the picture around the focus point may be out of focus.  You can see this the most in the last two pictures where the child is out of focus.  In addition, the photographer used a long focal length lens to compress the background.  This also compresses facial features.  While on some people this looks pleasing, on others, it can slight distort your features into something that you dislike.  I am sure this is why you dislike the images.  If the photographer used a focal length that more approximated the magnification of the human eye, your images would of looked more like “you.”

Also, not all of us here are ladies 🙂


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@patchy: You really shouldn’t be editing or modifying another photographers work and posting is pubically.  It violates copyrights and is unethical.

Post # 35
336 posts
Helper bee

I don’t like the first one or the fourth one but the rest look pretty good. 

Post # 36
1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012



Post # 37
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

To me, in the one that I thought was least flattering (too lazy to scroll back up), it seems like you’re pulling your face into your neck rather than a more pronounced angle. I have no idea if that makes sense but I understand me.

Other than that and the hair in face previously mentioned, I do like them!

Post # 38
15021 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think you look fine.  The best pics are 3/5/7 imo because it looks like your smile is most natural and the photo captured you in just the right moment, and your eyes are beaming too.  Honestly, I dont like the other ones as much, but not because of your face, but it looks more like you’re putting on a fake smile just for the camera and the happiness or joy just isnt shining through in the same way as 3/5/7.  But I blame the moment the photo was taken for that, and definitely not your face.

Post # 39
1327 posts
Bumble bee

I think your photos are beautiful, but your hair is not cut properly so it is falling funny around your face which is probably where you are seeing the issues. But your smile is lovely and your facial expression is too. Sometimes we just don’t want to admit to the fact that this is how we look, my face looks way rounder in photos then I thought it looked but the fact is is that my face is that round, I’m just don’t want to admit it.

And I agree that photographers are getting lazy with actually paying attention to what they are taking, the candid photo thing is going crazy, it bothers me big time. I want a photographer to look though the lense and tell me how to make this picture perfect. The photographer should have fixed your hair.

Post # 40
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@patchy: wow good job! u can hardly tell any edit!

Post # 41
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I feel totally unphotogenic in all pictures of me too, but I realized that no one else sees all the little imperfections you do so I try not to worry any more.

Post # 42
197 posts
Blushing bee

The angle of the photos that you prefer is taken from forehead or above height, which puts a flattering angle on everyone’s face because the camera is facing downward. Also, you are not smiling in any of those photos so your cheekbones seem more pronounced. When you do smile, it will alter the shape of your cheeks, making it appear more rounded and your eyes seem smaller.  You could talk to your photographer and see for at least with some of the posed photos you get, if he/she could place the camera above the line of your head angled downward so the result is more similar to the photographs of yourself that you do like. Also I would suggest using your webcam angled directly on your face sitting about one foot back to practice types of smiles and face angles that you do like and find flattering.  good luck!  

Post # 43
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

To be fair, the webcam pictures are not how you “really” look, they’re more like mySpace type photos that you take yourself and purposefully angle your head to make your face look different…Most people don’t look all that much like those types of pictures, also because webcams are not really quality cameras.

Like others have said it also has a lot to do with inexperience on the photographer’s part…If you do a reshoot make sure you tilt your chin ever so slightly up, that will help with any double chin issues 🙂

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