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I Look Bad In Pictures

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    Beauty and the Beast

    Imagine, all that in one person! It's true. Sometimes all the camera sees is the unattractive parts of me, othertimes it only shows the good. I've always said I was balanced, it just took me a long time to realize it happens on all levels with me.
    mierje mierje 41-45, F Jul 28, 2008

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    I don't know why i look horrible in pictures

    I know i am not i am not the most attractive guy ever or the handsomest guy ever but i admit i am not horrible looking person. I look at the mirror and i think i am not bad my face is acceptable but when it comes to pictures i look horrible, so discgusting, so ugly, i just look...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    Bad Picture

    Bad picture is an understatement... as it is i dont look so good, and my pictures do full justice  to that... i look like someone's worst nightmare
    georshar georshar 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    xxxfakerhaterxxx xxxfakerhaterxxx 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I Look Bad In Pictures

    I don't like my pics taken either..I don't seem to take good ones...it will take me many times of pic taking before i am even somewhat happy with one!
    aussie696 aussie696 31-35, F Jun 3, 2010

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    My iPod has 658 selfies.

    .of me.. And I look horrible in every single one of them👎😭
    lilmissthang1 lilmissthang1 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Sorry....

    I don't like taking pictures of myself. Sometimes i think they look good at the time but later will end up hating it. I only got one picture of myself on Facebook and you can barely see me in it. I just can't bear to look at a picture of myself because i either look like a...
    WaggletonPTallylicker WaggletonPTallylicker 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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    I have to admit, this is a great picture:D

    even if I have big eyes and a big mouth lol
    NewlyMarriedMom123 NewlyMarriedMom123 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Rahoorahoo Rahoorahoo 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 13

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    Not Photogenic

     I look weird in most pictures. I think I usually turn out fat or my face is too wide and chubby or I have an ugly expression. The only time that I would feel comfortable is when I take the pics myself because I know how to angle the camera and have a certain pose or...
    reset reset 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2010

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    I Am One Of Those People

    If you were to go on my facebook...assuming I had pictures of myself up...you would see the floating upper side shot. Actually, this is more from Myspace. I don't really have any pictures up on facebook. Anyway, Not only am I not photogenic, I am also not good looking and...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5, 2010

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    I Guess I Look Stoned ....

    Most of the pics I see of myself, I look stoned, or just 'not there'. haha ... probably because most of the time  I didn't WANT to be there!! .... No -- I don't like pics of myself ...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2009

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    2 Different People

    i look much better in real life than i do in pictures and i hate it with a passion. Especially when you see someone take 50 pictures in like 10 minutes and add all of them onto their tumblr and they come out looking amazing
    sevenships sevenships 18-21 Jul 5, 2013

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    I Try To Look Good In My Pics But... I JUS DONT!!!

    This again comes from me hating how my body loOks n all my angles, I cant seem to take a good flattering pic, I feel old, ugly n out of shape. Sometimes whn I look in the mirror I dont hate wht I c but whn I take a pic I think "wow Im big(fat) n ugly" n it hurts me bcz thts wht...
    Mp2944 Mp2944 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2013

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    I don't know what it is?

    ? I'm insecure about what I look like but I mean I feel like I look decent in a mirror but when I take a selfie for snapchat I just think I look horrid?
    drakee95 drakee95 18-21, M 1 Response May 15

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    xxxfakerhaterxxx xxxfakerhaterxxx 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    Mine Get Funny

    Seriously, my eyes shut on their own on the click before a flash goes off, and even when the button is pushed. I'm not photogenic, so I've maybe had two good pictures so far this year. In both, I'm looking away from the camera.
    drastunir drastunir 18-21, M May 16, 2011

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    Disgusting.....

    I truly believe that. I look about 16/17, my hair always looks lank and darker then it actually is, my nose looks massive and I have a weird smile. I also have a childlike body and look flatchested. I don't think it helped that when I was growing up, everyone always used to say...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    Hmmm...

    What i feel is i look good in real but bad in pics!
    maskedmenace maskedmenace 22-25, M 12 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Yeahs...

    Not only in pictures but in real life too..
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 15, 2010

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    bad is a diet word for me i'm ugly

    as sin so i always look like iv'e been hit in the face with a shovel in photos in fact there's not one pic of me where i don't at least look a bit fugly dat sux :(
    BenjaminChapman BenjaminChapman 18-21, M 1 Response May 12

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    Un-photogenic

    And it's not just my opinion, either! I've gotten used to people looking at my photos and saying in a puzzled tone "who is that? that doesn't look like you!" It's a mystery. I'm always shocked by how wan and thin I look in photos, when it doesn't seem visible ...
    bunnymousekitt bunnymousekitt 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    Always...

    I can't stand taking pictures of myself. I don't even take pictures with other people. I just ALWAYS look bad in pictures, so I've stopped taking them. I envy those who look good every time they take a picture of themselves. I hate cameras more than anything in the world, and I...
    Anonymous1652 Anonymous1652 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2013

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    People wanted to see a bad pic.

    ..well here is a bad pic of me....
    BlondyRae BlondyRae 16-17, F 13 Responses Sep 26

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    Bad/big Features

    Ugh.. I feel like most lighting/cameras bring out my worst features and exaggerates them, and I look really severe or angry-looking... I look in mirrors and it doesn't look like that, it seems.
    rashiko rashiko 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2008

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    Horrible

    No matter what I do, I just don't look good in pictures. I hate how I look. My husband and kids say I look good, but I just don't see what they see.
    purpleriz purpleriz 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    I'm Not The Most Handsome Guy

    But i am no where near as ugly as my pictures always turn out. so i avoid cameras where ever possible.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 10, 2011

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    It's not just pictures.

    I just look bad in general. (Left)
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I don't like to have my pic taken!

    I avoid that at all costs lol
    Rosieeeee Rosieeeee 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Hate Pics of Myself

    I'm usually the one taking pictures of everyone so I don't have tons of pics of myself. The ones I do get, I always look like I have no neck because my chin hangs down so much. One of my worst fears when I was a kid was to grow up and have a double chin. I didn't end up with a...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2009

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    I'm Not The One People Who

    can take a picture and always look great. I can almost never have a picture taken of me and it looks good. When i'm taking them myself, I always have to do "practice poses/smiles" before i actually take 'em. Lol.
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 30, 2010

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    Learned.

    I've worked out now how to upload photos thank you to the people who told me how to do it :-)
    teemonkeysocks teemonkeysocks 18-21, F Oct 18, 2013

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    It's our little secret if you will that my younger sister and I have destroyed and/or intentionally lost during moves a lot of the pictures our mother once had of us. She had...
    VillaVuka VillaVuka 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I take 50 million pictures and end up deleting all of them except one. I just stare at it and suddenly I look like flipping Godzilla! Then I delete that one also. That is why I...
    BrokenInnocence BrokenInnocence 13-15, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Why do I look so Good In the Mirror, But Horrible In Pictures...
    Syaaa Syaaa 16-17, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's gotten to the point where I can't even take a "selfie" anymore. I'll wholeheartedly believe that I look good in the mirror, and then find that none of the fifty selfies I...
    bruhchan bruhchan 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    People be taking pics of me and they're like, "omg, look how cute you are", or some crap like that and im like if you show me that ugly picture of me, I will throw your phone and...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    This is because you are comparing with other.That's why you thinking the same. just think that you are prettyn than anyone on ep and see the difference.
    pskqwer8 pskqwer8 26-30, M Dec 2

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    Ask away folks. Iv got a how wife
    peedy peedy 31-35, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    chevonsmith chevonsmith 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    I called my wife about our finances. Of course she has to get an attitude because she automatically thinks it's my fault and of course she has to make an attitude while she was...
    Burai Burai 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    I am an experienced Master seeking a female between the ages of 18 and 50 for a long term M/s relationship. I would prefer a local, realtime relationship but I will accept an...
    DesireAslave DesireAslave 56-60, M 8 hrs ago

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    s funny looking back at how fast life goes. The more we rush and stop thinking about each moment, the faster time goes. The times we are just in each moment by moment, time slows...
    willowofthewoods willowofthewoods 36-40, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Christmas is usually my least favourite time of year. This year it will be worse as my beautiful little boy is away from home. I don't have any family and I am dreading spending it...
    Jodiechristine88 Jodiechristine88 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I've lost more than one friend due to completely losing my sh-- over something totally unwarranted. Most recently I perceived that I had been wronged by a new but dear friend (I...
    cssoulsearching cssoulsearching 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    So I had first started smoking weed with my boyfriend, and I was 13 at the time, now 14. I tried it for the first time April of last year and the first few times I did it i really...
    nicolexleone nicolexleone 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I just don't feel like i don't look good in pictures. I don't know why i just don't like any of the pictures i have of myself
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M Nov 24

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    Everyday, people posting pictures of them online. Asking people to rate them from 1-10 or stuff like that. It doesn't bother me. It makes me sad. It makes me think how much we...
    Nyah27 Nyah27 26-30 1 Response Dec 1

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    I want a strict master who will punish me if I'm doing anything bad, I will do pictures only through snapchaat and I'm only 15 years old but very interested and don't know a lot...
    Bae0118 Bae0118 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 7

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