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I Look Bad In Pictures

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Yeahs...

    Not only in pictures but in real life too..
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, 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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    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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    I mostly manage to look bad in pictures. My eyes especially. Lately the dark circles I have caused by working too much and not resting enough make me look like a zombie in the...
    LeahNl LeahNl 31-35, F Jul 12

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    I don't take many pictures of myself, and when others take pictures of me I'm always left thinking "oh well thanks for capturing my fat side"
    Annapie Annapie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Absolutely disgusting. When I look at a picture of myself it never ends well. I end up crying in tears and then feel depressed for the rest of the day. It's horrible. I don't mind...
    fluffyunicorn fluffyunicorn 16-17, F Jun 27

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    I don't like the way I look, but I try to carry on and accept at least some pictures of myself.
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 15

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    I cringe when i look at photos of myself lol
    lamaninja lamaninja 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I either look, drunk,stoned or have more chins than a chinese freaking phone book.
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M Jul 17

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    I hate seeing my face in the pictures.i really look bad :( I'm not photogenic like at all! I hate class photos!when I look bad in one of them,people can still get copies.I just...
    redroseofgrace redroseofgrace 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Of people in a natural setting. I like capturing moments, like those when people aren't posing. Too bad you can't just go around snapping pictures of people without their...
    meincarnated meincarnated 22-25 4 Responses Jul 2

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    Whether you're trying to convey yelling or just being a forceful ***** with your message the "caps lock" approach just looks bad.
    kathil kathil 22-25, M Jul 14

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    Ibwant to be a photographer and travel the world taking beautiful pictures of people and things and nature
    Crazybunny101 Crazybunny101 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I'm 15 years old and I first tried weed about half a year ago, and I've had lots of good trips, I would feel everything go in slow motion, I'd have the munchies and everything...
    idkmanjustshii idkmanjustshii 13-15, M 35 mins ago

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    Have been in a bad mood this weekend. When I am in a bad mood I tend to waste my time and do only useless things. So I did not study a single word of what I intended to study this...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 31 mins ago

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    I only like to take pictures of myself when I'm alone. I don't like group pictures or people that snap a picture of me just for fun. I always get insecure when we are doing such...
    WillsWill WillsWill 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I hate pictures of me I look so weird in them I don't know I am the kind of people who has no self confidence when it comes to pictures I look at it n I hate how I look in it...
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So is it bad that I'm talking to my best friends ex on fb? Probabbly. Behind her back? Even worse. Does that mean I tell her? I don't know.
    GennaCatherine GennaCatherine 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    While cleaning out my father in laws cabin after my wife and I bought it from him, I was moving some of the furniture, My wife's sister used to live at the cabin when she was...
    johnie5 johnie5 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 27

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    The trick to having "beautiful pictures" dun dun dun. This is what I do haha is I take about 54568651575 pictures and I find that one that looks fabulous and then edit it of course...
    AmazinglyAmazing AmazinglyAmazing 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    Stop asking me for pictures if I wanna send you a picture I will send one. I understand some of you wanna see who your talking to but I don't have a picture up for a damn reason...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F Jun 29

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    A few years ago I traded wife pictures with another guy, it was very enjoyable. Bother of us are "older" and the pictures were from when our wives were younger. Keep in mind this...
    ridel ridel 61-65, M 4 Responses Jul 2

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    " You're beautiful" a man tells me on a dating site. Afterawhile the words just dissolve together. In the long end, it seems that it doesn't matter what your pictures look like.A...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Okay so all these pictures are to show how different I can look, and yes I'm black but I hate the way it makes people think try an judge me sometimes... So I went to the shop and...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    It's really hard to talk to someone who doesn't have any pictures, because it always feels like I'm talking to a fake. There really are a lot of people on here that aren't using...
    ZenithSky ZenithSky 18-21, M Jun 29

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    I love to be naked everyday . Trade your naked pics with me . I am looking for anyone to send me pics boy or girl . I'll take anyone's pictures especially from young guys or girls...
    ballboy24 ballboy24 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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