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I Look Bad In Pictures

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Yeahs...

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

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    xXxfakerhaterxXx xXxfakerhaterxXx 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 11

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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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    xXxfakerhaterxXx xXxfakerhaterxXx 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Right, so because I hate how I look in pictures I decided to use a (what I thought was a) clean manga version of me that I found in google. Turns out he's a manga pornstar... Yup...
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Why is it so impossible for me to take a good hockey photo? here are some examples of my ones before: i always look like a rapist or a depressed baby. holy sh1t my change between 2...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    U know those friends that literally cant take a bad photo? I hate them
    mawniegirl mawniegirl 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Often I take like 100 pictures to get a good one :/ hate how I look and usually I dont even show myself to anyone.
    ChipmunkTV ChipmunkTV 22-25, M a week ago

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    Stop asking! I don't take them! I won't take them! I mean I'll talk about anything, even bad stuff, that's fine, but I'm not sending n*ked pics of me out anywhere so here's your...
    CuteMandi CuteMandi 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Well, for all the people who asked me to I've posted 12 new pics of me on my profile, I hope you're happy.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M Aug 20

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    IF YOU ASK FOR PICS I WILL BLOCK YOU. I always have, you can ask, beg, bully, pester or anything else I'm not putting any on here anywhere including pm or email. I'm just me and...
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I want very thick and straight hair.
    redbricks redbricks 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    This is among my random and bad pictures but I thought it was somewhat neat, if you can see the "ghost" horse. xD
    dogsandwolves dogsandwolves 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I apologize if this offends anyone. and I hope I will be forgiven if it does, but I cannot hold it back any longer. I cannot say who I am, for obvious reasons being my personal...
    Natalya1992 Natalya1992 22-25, T 1 Response Sep 3

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    As you all may already know, I do not condone nor advocate that people share intimate pictures or videos of themselves with other individuals...I just don't, it makes too much...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    asdf11000 asdf11000 26-30 2 hrs ago

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    I love taking pictures, not always myself though, I like taking pictures of everything, anything that looks artistic or beautiful or even ugly.
    AlaskanBeautyQueen AlaskanBeautyQueen 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Love, love, love taking pictures of what's around me. Especially at my cabin because everything is so beautiful up there! Pictures don't even so it justice but it's always nice to...
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    I've had plenty of guys ask me to send them nude pictures of myself and I've done it a couple times but I always felt bad after sending them. And it was always to guys I was...
    Samhopexo Samhopexo 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    I don't like to take pictures..... I love to take pictures!!!!! Beauty is everywhere! All you have to do is look for it!
    captainrum captainrum 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    So here's the thing. Most of us can reproduce Ansel Adams works. Not to take away from them, but to put simple, while beautiful they are boring. Looking back at all the...
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    The mirror thinks i don't look that bad The camera disagrees
    SilenceInBlackAndWhite SilenceInBlackAndWhite 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I was in a relationship with a girl and we were exchanging pictures (you can guess) and it was really bad for me I was ignoring my family and friends I stopped going to church and...
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