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 JWA
Joined: 5/21/2005
Msg: 8
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?Page 1 of 3    (1, 2, 3)
I was just about to add "the mirror you're looking into lies----the camera doesn't" ?!?!?!
 ruckus123
Joined: 6/7/2005
Msg: 11
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Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 5/10/2006 7:55:20 AM
Buy a new bathroom mirror....
 Polly_G
Joined: 11/21/2005
Msg: 14
Why do I look good in mirror but not pictures?
Posted: 5/10/2006 8:35:47 AM
I'm the opposite. I look good in pictures but suck in the mirror. People tell me all the time I don't look like my pictures but they are all fairly recent. I don't know if its a compliment or not but I'm thinking not. Maybe its just my confidence, who knows.
 prolibertate
Joined: 9/11/2005
Msg: 18
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: 19
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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.
 hapeenurse
Joined: 5/5/2006
Msg: 22
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: 23
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
 verygreeneyez
Joined: 3/15/2006
Msg: 31
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. )
 TxSippiGal
Joined: 9/30/2007
Msg: 34
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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..
 chrylann
Joined: 12/8/2007
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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.
 Merrylass
Joined: 12/30/2007
Msg: 38
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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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