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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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    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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    xxxfakerhaterxxx xxxfakerhaterxxx 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 12, 2014

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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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    People wanted to see a bad pic.

    ..well here is a bad pic of me....
    BlondyRae BlondyRae 16-17, F 13 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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    Yeahs...

    Not only in pictures but in real life too..
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 70+, F 6 Responses Sep 15, 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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    xxxfakerhaterxxx xxxfakerhaterxxx 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 11, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Learned.

    I've worked out now how to upload photos thank you to the people who told me how to do it :-)
    teemonkeysocks teemonkeysocks 22-25, 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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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 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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    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, 2014

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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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    It's not just pictures.

    I just look bad in general. (Left)
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2014

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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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    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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    I love taking pictures as long as i'm not in them. They way i look in pictures just destroys picture itself
    Sw33love Sw33love 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I wish I looked in pictures like I look like in the mirror. It's not the same. I wish I could see what I look like through other peoples eyes.
    giveitatryok giveitatryok 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I found more of my terrible pictures from when I was younger! Look at that hair! I thought I looked so gangster. Holy frig! And that one with the velvet cape when I did this dance...
    ZacS9 ZacS9 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Pictures are easy to take.But I forced myself to keep one as a profile pic. I don't really like pictures in general and I don't really like my profile pic either.....idk
    Micahbreeart Micahbreeart 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    i also have bad experiences of it.. my biggest fear
    iwantitso iwantitso 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I have 100s of pictures of me clothed and naked and I don't care who sees me naked but I hate my face .I try not to let people take close ups of my face because its horrible .I was...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    GAH I just changed my profile picture to a picture of me and I feel weird about it. I hate all my pictures but I feel like I should to take small steps towards more confidence. Idk...
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    oh god pictures always ruin me
    AndySiixx AndySiixx 16-17, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Look at my grade 9 headshots. Watch out ladies. I thought frosted tips were still cool in 2012. This picture is just terrible. I look like if Shrek and the wolf from Twilight had a...
    ZacS9 ZacS9 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    idk I just seem to look like a goofball in EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!
    Hayley13T15 Hayley13T15 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I'm extremely pale so when I take a picture of myself, it looks like I took a picture of blank, white paper with legs. Its hilarious yet sad at the same time.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    But when alone I laugh. Am older. And look like the scientist. From never ending story. If he was taller. Lol.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I was having an id made for a temp agency and I pulled a face and crossed my eyes when the boss was making my id photo.... He asked me what the hell I was doing.... And I was...
    xanaxannex xanaxannex 22-25, T Mar 23

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    Holy **** I just did it. I just changed my profile picture to me and I'm dedicated to not changing it. I gotta get better about my self esteem and this may help. It's acceptance of...
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 7 Responses Apr 3

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