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I Look Bad In Pictures

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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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    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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    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 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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    Yeahs...

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

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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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    Rahoorahoo Rahoorahoo 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 11

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    xxxfakerhaterxxx xxxfakerhaterxxx 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 16 Responses Sep 26

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I hate several things about how I look in pictures. I think my problem is that I think I am better looking than I actually am. Too bad! I'm sticking with it! Lol!!
    Sunbox Sunbox 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I don't like being to told to smile for one thing...and then flash photography, makes me look more pissed off! I've always hated my own pictures, even as a kid. There are very few...
    hellcat88 hellcat88 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    I always have to edit my pictures I hate how I look If I don't edit it my hair have to look nice and perfect or my makeup
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Oct 11

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    Seriously tho . I hope thats not how I look to other people. I look beautiful in the mirror and ehh in pictures like why?
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    People keep asking for pictures and when I say no (because I barely know them) they say I am a fake! I am NOT a fake, I am just uncomfortable with sharing pictures of myself...
    secretly1honest secretly1honest 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    My friend just took my senior photos for me and didn't edit them at all. She has more acne than me and her skin looks flawless in her pictures, and she posted them on her page so...
    Selphira Selphira 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    I will seriously take a bunch of pictures, delete all but one, then look at the last one until it turns ugly and then delete it, LOL. I need to stop overthinking everything.
    xsimplysara xsimplysara 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ohhh my god my pictures come out horrible. Where do I start!! It's either my left or right eye that is not cooperating for the picture. Or sometimes one check has more makeup than...
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I might like 1 out of 50 pictures!!!
    Bela21 Bela21 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I look in the mirror and I look good, other people think I look good but everytime I take a pic with my phone I look like ****. I even compare it with a normal photo taken by a...
    jolley2k jolley2k 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    Hello Does this look like a genuine or fake smile
    entertainMeMongrl entertainMeMongrl 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 24

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    Just sometimes.. I used to not care if I looked unflattering, but not anymore. I'm not one of those people that will make the person delete the picture though.
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F Oct 11

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    I hate the way I look. For always.
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I hate how I look so much that i didn't take pic with my friends on our last day together. there were two pics but I made sure I kept them to myself but everyone else posted their...
    itsjustme11119 itsjustme11119 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Love my new Tina Belcher avi
    comp0sur3 comp0sur3 16-17, F Oct 10

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    It's very hard for me to find a picture I actually like :/
    TeresaChanaki TeresaChanaki 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 11

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    That why i never let anyone take a pic of me!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    It takes me like 20 minutes to get a picture im ok posting
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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