Tara - posted on 07/18/2011 ( 21 moms have responded )




Are you photogenic? Do you like having your picture taken when you don't know someone is taking it?
LOL, check out my new profile pic.
This was the only picture taken of me at the party we through this weekend. I was in the midst of growling the word "shit" and my snap happy friend caught it on film and of course posted it to facebook. lol
So this isn't really a debate, just a discussion about photos, people taking them and how you feel about being in them.
Personally, although I looked pretty angry or frustrated this isn't a BAD pic of me, it would actually be a lot worse if I had turned to the camera and smiled. lol


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I think I look pretty good in most pics, but I like to know if someone is snapping so I can "pose".

I ran businesses that catered to pro photographers for several years and they shared some tips with me on how to make sure I put myself in a flattering position :)

Want to know?
The best angle is from slightly above your nose, so if you are tall, make sure you get slightly below the camera for face shots.

Also, the best angle is 3/4 of the face showing--so position your fact half way between "side profile" and "full front".

For full body shots, put one shoulder toward the camera, twisting your body at the waist, and position the opposite leg slightly outwards. Makes you look thinner :)


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I was photogenic when I was young and slim. (I even did some modelling and appeared in a TV commercial.)

Now, not so much.

I'd crawl off somewhere and die, except I have my son to raise.

Charlie - posted on 07/20/2011




I love photos , I love taking them , I love having them taken , I love not knowing they are being taken and getting caught in totally terrible poses because they are the best ones !!

I have one of my friend and I and we are at a club , I am lying back on a chair and she dived on top of me for a quick photo ...well the photo totally looks like I am groping her boob with my eyes rolling back in my head's priceless and totally NOT what was happening LOL.

Ez - posted on 07/20/2011




I used to love the camera... when I was young and skinny :-p I used to pose up a storm, and have some photos of myself that I love from my pre-Mummy days.

Now I avoid being in photos if at all possible. There's nothing to see here anymore lol.

Stifler's - posted on 07/19/2011




I have totally untagged some photos from Facebook. Somehow there are still heaps of gross ones of me on there.

Amber - posted on 07/19/2011




I love the camera :) My friends tease me and tell me that I can smell if there is a camera in the room and find it...haha

I've figured out which poses compliment me the best and I try to stick with them. I'm not horribly put out by snap shots that I don't know are coming. It's usually good...sometimes it's bad. Oh well.

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I love photos, despite not always being perfect in them, I don't stress over being tagged in unattractive photos - there is one on my FB that was taken NYE 2008, I was really ill and felt awful, in fact I went home shortly after that photo was taken (I was in bed by 9.30pm because I felt soooooo rough), I look horrid in the photo but I cn't be bothered to untag it, it tells a story of a particular moment in my life - that is how I look at it.

I love getting natural photos where people aren't posed and they don't realise they are being photographed - they usually make for the best shots!

Rosie - posted on 07/19/2011




occasionally there are some pics of myself that i adore, most of the time i look icky though. if i want a new pic of me it takes like 20 shots, somethings always wrong, too many zits, too fat, something. gah.

Stifler's - posted on 07/18/2011




NO. I have bad skin and I always make a stupid face or someone always takes a photo while I'm doing something stupid.

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I HATE having my picture taken. As a result, I don't thave many pictures of me, but that's fine :) My kids are way cuter anyway...

I have always hated pictues of myself (though I'm not sure why), but now that I'm having problems losing the baby weight I hate pictures even more.

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I don't think I'm photogenic, but I don't mind having my picture taken. I've only 'untagged' myself from one picture on facebook. It was taken at a bachelorette party, and I got stuck blowing up the giant inflatable penis.

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I Hate photo's of me and try to avoid them as much as possible. I have recently come around to being in pictures though because i want pics of me with my kids.

Lady Heather - posted on 07/18/2011




I like having my pic taken, but ONLY if I know about it. I have a tendency to look totally awful in random pics where I might just be talking or making a strange face. It's not like I get pissy. It just doesn't make for the best pics. I blame my stupid nose. It needs to be positioned correctly.

Joanna - posted on 07/18/2011




I have friends who'll say "oh you should be a model" blah blah blah... what they don't know is, I can take or have taken 100 pictures and only 1-2 will be good. I am not photogenic AT ALL. But I love pictures! I don't mind an unflattering picture of me on the internet though... When there's pictures of me and my girls taken, I will post the one that's best of them and disregard how I look. because normally, it's not pretty :P

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My big hobby is taken pics.I love photgraphy.Most of my greatest pics have been of my kids and family when they were not even aware of me taken them.It captures there true personality.I am not so found of posing my kids or saying look look at the camera.I have taken them naturally and got them to look my way.They turn out just so beautiful were my friends and family have asked if they were profesional.Which is a great compliment.
I have been told as a small kid and growing up i am very photogenic but you can take crazy pictures when your least expecting them there worse lol.Even models and very attractive actress or the average joe pretty girls have pictures were the look crazy.I have them of me

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I avoid being in pictures as much as possible. If I don't have to SEE it.... take as many as you want, but if I have to see it.... I don't want ANY. ;)

Carolee - posted on 07/18/2011




I'm not particularly photogenic. I don't mind when people take my picture, though.

Sarah - posted on 07/18/2011




I'm not photogenic at all! I don't usually mind having my photo taken though.
My profile pic was taken by a professional (hence why I look reasonable!) which was fun!
My friend is an amateur photographer, and she's coming round this week to take some pics of me (with lots of wine at hand!)

Some of my friends HATE photos of themselves, they won't allow themselves to be tagged in photos on FB and stuff. There's a few photos that I wouldn't want on FB, but 9 times out of 10, I don't care! :)

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i love taking pics and i think i look better wen people take them randomly and unexpectedly. I know have my angles with which i look exceptional and the other angles where i dont even look like myself! And then there are some days where im just very photogenic and then the other days like yesterday! where i have to take 20 just to get one good pic! haha

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