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 melonaide777
Joined: 2/2/2006
Msg: 19
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People look different in different light.
I look absolutely horrible in department store lights. I have thin pale skin, but I look good in daylight. The things is...I'm not in daylight very much. I look like death warmed over in green light and pretty decent in candle light.

Try daylight....not squinting and with the light behind the camera and try a close up...a nice calm close up to show how you really look most of the time. Get a good camera that will take a good close up. I think a lot of people fear close ups. I don't see the point in posting a dark, hazy or distant picture. People who do that might as well draw a stick figure. I usually ignore people like that....well, now I'm ignoring everybody but that's my problem and I'll deal with it......but as for pictures...there's a technique to be followed to get a good clear shot. If you look good in the bathroom light, take a picture in the bathroom.
 zentral
Joined: 10/30/2005
Msg: 20
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Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 5/10/2006 8:50:54 AM
The biggest difference between the mirror and a photo is that you see yourself alive and animated in a mirror - no odd expressions are maintained long enough to matter - whereas in a photo you capture an instant, and unless the photographer is exceptional, the photo does not convey life. A photo is static, and emphasizes the flaws. A live person is dynamic, which minimizes the flaws.
 prolibertate
Joined: 9/11/2005
Msg: 21
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 5/10/2006 11:55:36 AM
OP, no one looks good in changing room mirrors...and some people simply don't photograph well, while others photograph much better than they look in person; a lot of it has to do with bone structure, while some of it has to do with lighting, camera angles, etc. Black and white photography is generally more flattering to many people than color is. You should try some experiments using different lighting indoors, take some pictures outdoors, try various angles and some black and white film. I'm sure you'll find a good picture in there.
 nipoleon
Joined: 12/27/2005
Msg: 22
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Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 5/10/2006 12:18:33 PM
For one thing the reflection in the mirror is your face reversed. The left is on the right and the right is on the left. That's not how you really look.
If you like your inverted mirror image better, reverse the picture in your computer before posting it.
There are special inverted mirrors you can buy which give your true appearance.
 sandybeeches
Joined: 5/10/2006
Msg: 23
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 5/10/2006 12:20:51 PM
Well spent, that is not the most desirable name on this kind of board. Maybe in the pictures you look spent? Just a thought.
 picker_grinner
Joined: 7/26/2005
Msg: 24
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 5/10/2006 12:33:08 PM
I 've never been able to tell for sure. Every time I try to look at myself in the mirror it breaks. If I reverse a picture, will it give me the same effect?
 hapeenurse
Joined: 5/5/2006
Msg: 25
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 5/10/2006 2:57:40 PM
I've never been photogenic, bless my poor mother she always put my school pictures up anyway but I have to wonder why! I think most people look better in person than in pictures , with the exception of airbrushed celebrities and models.
 AnnudderVoice
Joined: 2/26/2006
Msg: 26
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 5/10/2006 3:01:33 PM
OP, no offence meant, but, dang - your pic isn't exactly bright 'n cheery, either.

Could it be that your mood affects your pictures?

Hard to tell. I'm squinting, but I still can't see your picture.

Hope your life picks up for you.

Annudder
 countryslim01
Joined: 10/19/2005
Msg: 27
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 5/10/2006 3:34:35 PM
I think we all see ourselves different than the camera does. It's image is not based on hope.

I look my best when I'm drunk on Te-killya and one-eyed, but look like Sheet the next morning..
 Majestic_Lizard_Returns
Joined: 7/29/2005
Msg: 28
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 5/10/2006 3:38:48 PM
OP:
You probably do look good, and women probably think so. However, if you don't have deep pockets it may seem like you look like some type of circus attraction based on the behavior of women toward you.
 spent
Joined: 5/9/2006
Msg: 29
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 5/10/2006 5:53:20 PM
None of the responses are very helpful. The mirror reverses the image; yes; but is that relevant : No, it's not.

You people obviously need an education. The most important factor in the appearance of the face is the level of adrenaline in your body. In the morning, you look like crap because you are relaxed and so are the muscles in your face. Nervous people always look young ie asians.
If you are outside, face the sun when you take a picture and you will look 20 yrs younger.
Always have the camera above you so you are looking up towards camera. Take hundreds of pics and pick the best ones. Make sure your hair is freshly washed and combed properly.
Lighting is the answer. Should have known better than pose such a complicated question in these forums.
 Majestic_Lizard_Returns
Joined: 7/29/2005
Msg: 30
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 5/10/2006 6:05:04 PM
Just replace your pic with one of a new Ford Cobra. Trust me, you'll get tons of responses. It will put everything in perspective for you.
 picker_grinner
Joined: 7/26/2005
Msg: 31
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 5/10/2006 6:12:01 PM

Always have the camera above you so you are looking up towards camera.

That's easier said than done ... Besides, nobody will ever see me like that unless they are on a ladder... or... never mind.
 Markvegas
Joined: 4/12/2006
Msg: 32
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Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 5/10/2006 6:24:26 PM
Same issue here, which is why I have no close-up pics. I get complements now and then from women about my looks, but my pics I look like a DUI mug shot
 Feedback1
Joined: 3/8/2008
Msg: 33
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 6/10/2008 2:09:00 PM
Lighting....may the problem....bathroom lighting fixtures are placed or should place in the best spot so you can see yourself well in the mirror......they know you are going use that mirror to check out your face, eyes, hair etc etc but in the changing room mirror it's to show the entire body....not just your face....also it longer.....just a thought.
 galonthemt
Joined: 10/31/2007
Msg: 34
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 6/10/2008 2:18:00 PM
Our perception of ourselves in the mirror is distorted.........the camera doesnt lie..

I take a great picture......but my date from hell has delteted them all and I cant upload more..........gotta love a stalker............

Happy now you creep?????????????????
 verygreeneyez
Joined: 3/15/2006
Msg: 35
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 6/10/2008 2:26:47 PM

I almost always look good in my bathroom mirror but have never got a picture that looks as good and I have tried very hard. I dont look good in changing room mirror ; just bathroom mirrors.


LMAO ~ Revived threads do have their charms.

~OT~ We all view ourselves the way we choose to. As others have said: pictures usually don't lie. (Except for those glamour pics, and PhotoShop edit versions. )
 ScruffyDude
Joined: 1/14/2007
Msg: 36
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Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 6/10/2008 2:29:24 PM

We all view ourselves the way we choose to. As others have said: pictures usually don't lie. (Except for those glamour pics, and PhotoShop edit versions. )


VGE remember ? the camera adds 10 pounds.
 Son Shine
Joined: 1/15/2008
Msg: 37
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 6/10/2008 2:37:56 PM
How many drinks have you had when you look in the mirror ?

When you look in the mirror you know how to look your very best but when someone is taking your pic you can't see if you are striking that James Bond pose just right ?
 Heart Bandit
Joined: 5/13/2006
Msg: 38
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 6/10/2008 5:20:39 PM
My mirror just up and ran away the other day. Said it was cruel and unusual punishment when I looked at it. Facial abuse is what it said.
 TxSippiGal
Joined: 9/30/2007
Msg: 39
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Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 6/10/2008 5:25:08 PM
Ok original Poster I have met a lot of men on the dating site who defintely looked better in person than in their photo.. I would say 99% look better in person than in their photo. And they with out fail and no prodding from me tell me that I look better in person than my photo. I usually don't take good photos..

I think you are seeing the real person.. when you look in a mirror..

Photos don't catch the person very well..
 canoist
Joined: 8/4/2007
Msg: 40
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 6/10/2008 5:32:31 PM
Thats what FRIENDS are for. You do have friends, don't you?
Go out and do some of the things that you like doing, or that you'd imagine doing on a date. Sit at an outdoor cafe,
Stand by something that represents what you like to do.
Have your friend take pictures of you!! Take lots of them, and sort through for the best.

Besides, I just hate those 'bathroom mirror' pics.
 chrylann
Joined: 12/8/2007
Msg: 41
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Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 6/10/2008 7:36:59 PM
It has to do with the lighting.
 James_in_SD
Joined: 7/3/2006
Msg: 42
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 6/10/2008 8:59:04 PM
No reflection on you, of course.
 Merrylass
Joined: 12/30/2007
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Posted: 6/11/2008 12:54:02 AM
LOL @ James ^

Real humans are not two-dimensional. It is impossible to convey three dimensions on paper which is why nobody looks much like a photo.
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