Love Taking Them But Not Posing For Them

I feel that I am un-photogenic, and it takes 10 tries to get one good picture of me.  So I HATE posing for pictures. 
On the other hand, I love taking photographs.  I feel that I'm a pretty good photographer.
But the posing thing throws me off, because I get told all the time how pretty I am, but when I look at my pictures, I say, "huh?"  It doesn't seem to be the same me that other people see.
hazy eyes, wrong pose, looking the wrong way...
aaargh, it doesn't end...
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3 Responses Aug 15, 2007

I also photograph poorly, I have always been told to 'smile Naturally' Then I found a picture of me with my new trike, I was 2, well I never really wanted to present at the car shows anyway. I always look like someones 87 year old uncle, dimples just look like deep wrinkles.

I am not looking for a made up beautiful Hollywood look either just a plain person look would do fine but not ugly. Wish someone would come and do a makeover on me now that would be great. I would love to have a women version of Queer Eye for the Strait Guy come do me over so I would have a better chance of getting a reasonable nice but plain picture.

Can relate to this big time. Have just finished going through a huge box of photos with my husband and having a good laugh whilst at it. Photos I thought looked revolting of myself a few years ago now look positively incredible hah! But all in all most photos of me are just so bad and I am not imagining this or being precious either. Don't know what my problem is but having an angular face might have something to do with it. I don't want to look like a celebrity either I'd settle for just a half way decent photo. I have now given up on ever having a decent photo of myself.