Someone made a post about only using the photos you think you look good in.

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    Sep 25, 2010 4:20 PM GMT
    There was a post about do you look better in real life or in photo and that made me realize I look better in photo because I pick the ones that show my face with the least issues. Someone posted that maybe we should post the worse photos of ourselves so that is what I did so people can see what I truly look like. Well only 2 photos because I just took them quickly.

    I have been thinking that when you upload a photo I pick the ones that I think I look the best in. Well I took some photos of what I currently look like with my scars and zits so I can quit deceiving people. I did not edit these at all. I decided to put them on;all the sites I am on so that if people still message me they get to see what I truly look like right now. Maybe I can quit deceiving people.

    Maybe this would have been a better reply for that other thread. Apparently the photos are still in review.
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    Sep 25, 2010 4:58 PM GMT
    Video is the best way to show what you really look like.
    Photos just show a few milliseconds of what you look like in a certain position.

    Edit: And your pic just got approved. *drool* icon_biggrin.gif
  • disasterpiece

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    Sep 25, 2010 7:20 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidVideo is the best way to show what you really look like.
    Photos just show a few milliseconds of what you look like in a certain position.


    Then how about a stop motion? icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 25, 2010 7:25 PM GMT
    Cee87, you are hot. Deal with it icon_wink.gif
    I do know what you mean though, but on some level don't all of us try to put our "best foot forward" to the world at large. Either we buy flattering clothes, wear a striking watch, etc. Anyway, I admire your desire for "truth in advertising." icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 25, 2010 7:26 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidVideo is the best way to show what you really look like.
    Photos just show a few milliseconds of what you look like in a certain position.

    Edit: And your pic just got approved. *drool* icon_biggrin.gif

    This.

    I hate video of myself. Absolutely hate it. I don't think I sound like I do in my head and I don't think I look like I do in pictures. It's a condition called, "living in front of a still camera too long". Hahaha.
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    Sep 25, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
    ShinyToyTrev said
    paulflexes saidVideo is the best way to show what you really look like.
    Photos just show a few milliseconds of what you look like in a certain position.

    Edit: And your pic just got approved. *drool* icon_biggrin.gif

    This.

    I hate video of myself. Absolutely hate it. I don't think I sound like I do in my head and I don't think I look like I do in pictures. It's a condition called, "living in front of a still camera too long". Hahaha.


    Well, this is actually pretty normal, in fact. It's always a "shock" to hear our "recorded" voice at first, for two reasons. First, electronics are still limited, today, and can't reproduce the exact same sound of the voice without imperfections and alterations... It may be dissapointing some times :p

    But even more important is the "voice we hear in our head".

    Under normal circumstances our hearing is due to the sound waves on the air reaching our ears, "banging" our ear drums (yep that was a bad pun), vibrating the bones of the inner ear, stimulating the hair cells within the cochlea, changing into electronic signals which are then sent to the brain for interpretation. It is an amazing process, but the interpretation of sound is all based on sound waves.

    There are a few things that can alter sound. For speaking purposes, the reason your voice sounds different when you speak then when you hear a recording of yourself is simple, it's all in your head. Not that you have gone crazy or anything, but the tissues and bones of your head effect the sound you hear. Your cochlea is stimulated by sound waves through the normal process, but also by the vibrations of your bones from the action of speaking. It causes you to hear yourself in two parts, the first out in the air through sound waves, and the second within yourself as vibrations.
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    Sep 25, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidVideo is the best way to show what you really look like.


    I dunno, lately I've figured out how to light myself unfairly well while on cam icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 25, 2010 8:00 PM GMT
    I think the line to cross is intentionally trying to mislead someone with your photos (like posting photos of yourself when you were 18, even though you're 32 now, or using photoshop to get rid of scars, or birthmarks.) If your intent is to lure people in falsely, then yeah... you're a douche.

    My ex always looked pretty horrible in photographs (like I do -most- of the time). Yet in person, he was really really cute. I say.. take someones photos as a general guideline, and make up your mind with your own two eyes.

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    Sep 25, 2010 9:17 PM GMT
    I edited my acne out of most of my pictures or uploaded them from before I had them. I took some photos of me currently.

    I didn't mean to post this thread as a pity me thread. I just read it again and it reads like another one of my make me feel better threads. I guess I still have major self confidence and self esteem issues especially when it comes to my self image.

    Speaking of voice. I guess I am not the only person that hates my voice. When I hear my voice it sounds like I speak like a deep, retarded Arnold Schwarzenegger. That is how I interpret my voice. I hope others don't.

    I don't know how anyone could put a photo of themselves from a decade ago or like a photo of someone else. They will get caught eventually.
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    Sep 25, 2010 9:17 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo said
    paulflexes saidVideo is the best way to show what you really look like.


    I dunno, lately I've figured out how to light myself unfairly well while on cam icon_confused.gif>

    Ciarsolo

    OH,SHIT!! I'm loving this new pic of YOU!!! Hot damn, buddy... we need more pics like this!!!
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    Sep 25, 2010 9:46 PM GMT
    I always try to Skype with people.
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    Sep 25, 2010 9:50 PM GMT
    I took a series of photos when I first woke up, over a period of time lasting a few months. Bed head, red eyes, stubble, morning breath ... probably the least attractive photos of me that exist. Maybe I'll upload them later. I do agree with the OPs message .... see me at my worst.
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    Sep 25, 2010 9:57 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo said
    paulflexes saidVideo is the best way to show what you really look like.


    I dunno, lately I've figured out how to light myself unfairly well while on cam icon_confused.gif
    Yeah but you're already hot, so even shitty lighting would make you look good. icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 25, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    AdamBomb saidI took a series of photos when I first woke up, over a period of time lasting a few months. Bed head, red eyes, stubble, morning breath ... probably the least attractive photos of me that exist. Maybe I'll upload them later. I do agree with the OPs message .... see me at my worst.


    I took a photo of my morning wood when I woke up once.icon_twisted.gif

    Actually, I think this is an interesting idea for a thread. Maybe I can find a photo I didn't like well enough to include in my profile and put it here to show how scary I can look with the right angle and lighting! icon_eek.gif

    @ cee87 - if that is your ugly photo - I still think you are a good looking guy.
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    Sep 25, 2010 11:53 PM GMT
    I have a hard time believing that sashaman can look scary. Not that you look weak; you are just a very handsome man.
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    Sep 25, 2010 11:58 PM GMT
    AdamBomb saidI have a hard time believing that sashaman can look scary. Not that you look weak; you are just a very handsome man.


    Aw - thanks.

    I was trying to upload one where I looked kind of out of it but ran into problems. I'll e-mail it to you as an attachment then you can see if I don't look at least a little strange in it. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 26, 2010 12:10 AM GMT
    You'll have to point out which ones are your "bad" ones. It's not as easy to tell as you seem to think. icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 26, 2010 1:43 AM GMT
    I just uploaded a photo I don't particularly care for just for the purpose of this topic. It should be approved in a few hours. Enjoy! icon_biggrin.gif