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I Am Either Ugly Or Just Dont Photograph Well

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 126 People

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    I don't like people I don't know well taking photos of me. I get all self concious and think my face looks weird and distorted. I feel all the muscles in my face tensing up and nearly twitching at times. Sometimes I feel so hot like there are a million eyes on me when its just a...
    strawberrybunny strawberrybunny 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    I always look bad in pictures- fat, big nose, weird smile, squinty eyes. Yuck. I take endless pics of myself and delete almost all of them. The best ones are the ones I post, and I could find a million flaws in those as well.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    Quite

    Recently, I've been thinking about this a lot. I'll look at myself in the mirror and sometimes really like the way I look (though not always), but every picture I see is awful. I hate them all. They all make me feel so bad about how I look.
    fitterhappiervelcro fitterhappiervelcro 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 4, 2008

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    Actually...

    For an ugly man, I photograph quite well.
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    Both.

    I don't photograph well because I'm so ugly. I always look fat, my hair looks knotty, I smile weird. My head seems huge. I look like I have no make up on, even though I do. My skin look gross. Sometimes I look possesed. Forget that. I am fat. My hair is knotty. I do smile weird...
    WhiteSparrow WhiteSparrow 16-17, F Sep 5, 2010

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    I hate photos. I like to take them not be in

    them. Partly is cause, no I'm not a photogenic person, but most of it is because I want to remember and immortalize my friends and all of our good times, not how terrible my hair or my smile was in that particular picture.
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2014

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    But That Is Only When

    Other people take my photograph. If I am doing it myself I know what angles look good on me and what don't. It's not like I always pose for people so they often catch me off guard and I always look terrible. Recently with the weight I've been gaining because of pregnancy my...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F Apr 7, 2011

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    Well, Actually...

    ...it shouldn't be either/or, but rather am/and.
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    LOL This Group Was Made For Me Heehee

    I Hate seeing pictures of me. they remind me of how sick i look lol. heres to all the ugly people in the world like me :-)
    Burt333 Burt333 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 29, 2009

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    KohanaKai KohanaKai 31-35, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    So apparently they have dating sites for the ugly and unattractive. Who would have thought of such a thing? I'm thinking about it, but I'm still hesitant. Perhaps if a woman puts...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    angoracheck53 angoracheck53 41-45, F 13 hrs ago

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    angoracheck53 angoracheck53 41-45, F 13 hrs ago

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    I love erotic photography. My double life secret is that I take photos of couples having sex. They hire me and I shoot and edit the photos in an artistic manner. Can't think of a...
    MissPandpet MissPandpet 26-30, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    At the risk of appearing old-fashioned, I shoot all my photos on film (medium format) in color and in black & white. I also print my them on photographic paper using chemistry...
    marcdorsan marcdorsan 41-45, M 13 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm looking to start doing some live band photography, has anyone got any advice?
    JackH19 JackH19 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just want to get some things off my chest because I can't tell anyone in real life, especially about the plastic surgery. Here goes, put your emo shades on. (And for the love of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

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    I just wanna look normal. Have a normal face, a normal body. Someone people won't look at and think, how ugly that girl is. I can't bear to look at mirrors or pictures with my...
    Kittymeow7 Kittymeow7 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well i hate when anyone tells a person they're ugly. Women do it to so i think this group should be called "I Hate When People Tell Others They're Ugly" Just my opinion.
    TheMidNightCrow TheMidNightCrow 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Being ugly just plain sucks but what adds to the suckiness of being ugly is the dating game. Just because I'm ugly doesn't mean I don't want to date, but I'm a realist, and I know...
    Answerswouldbenice Answerswouldbenice 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Let peace reign in this world.. and in your room/house as well.
    mercifulpennies mercifulpennies 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    This is from Florida. Interestingly this was taken with a Canon Point and Shoot. Just caught it at the right time. I had to wait for people to move out of the shot. Patience is the...
    SimilarDifference SimilarDifference 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 19

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    From grade school to high school i was called ugly, ( thats what like 10 years?), no girl i have every been with said anything about my looks, and have keloid on my chest and back...
    zerofivenosh zerofivenosh 26-30 Aug 18

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    I'm an ugly old man. I don't feel old but time has slipped buy. I'm just an ugly single lower middle class white guy. I think being ugly is worse than being poor or stupid. I would...
    monkeyl1v3r monkeyl1v3r 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    today.. in japan a photograph asked me to be his model for his new brand :) too bad for me I leaving in 4 days.. and don't know when I will come back :/
    ARandomBlack ARandomBlack 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I can't help it and I didn't make myself that way either! Some of you know my circumstances and you just don't care! You still have the nerve to bother to call me "Ugly"... I...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Aug 17

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    However tired you are, whatever the distance is, move to your target! Even if you move as slow as a snail, you will reach there! Move! Either fast or slow, just move! &ndash...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 16

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    I first started feeling ugly at a young age. I had goofy teeth and was very shy and unconfident. My family picked on me too. I got bullied throughout primary n high school. Boys...
    braingarden braingarden 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    Got another one to shoot tomorrow...Gonna be a long day...Round the brides in the morning...to photograph her and the bridesmaids getting ready...Then the ceremony at 1500...All...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 14

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    B&W always add an interesting dimension to photographs.
    69thAvenue 69thAvenue 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I like both B&W and color photography and prefer film to digital. Speaking specifically about film, black and white allows for much creativity, especially in printing. Color, on...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    Im mostly into taking photos of flowers, My posting outlet is usually Instagram but i figured i may as well post here ✌
    laani laani 16-17, F Aug 12

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    I absolutely love photography and expressing myself through it. just looking at nature and capturing that memory on film is one of my favorites I took this picture in Maine...
    crimsonrosebud crimsonrosebud 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I've been taking a lot of photos here lately, and I enjoy being able to express myself through photography :)
    georgiapeach1995 georgiapeach1995 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I love taking pictures especially when they're of my gorgeous guidance. if I get the chance to play about a bit in photoshop too that's fun as well.
    metalcolonel metalcolonel 41-45, M Aug 12

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      I took this one at the local castle ruins over the weekend....Hadleigh castle ..some history..Hadleigh Castle in the English county of Essex overlooks the Thames estuary...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 11

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    Sad this didn't focus so well :(
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    Just few photos I took not long ago ^^Well what can I say.... I love taking photos of my cat I think she is so interesting and also very photogenic ^^
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