Get a real picture!

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    Oct 13, 2007 3:31 PM GMT
    At first it didn't bother me but now I'm kind of tired of people who take their own picture in the bathroom mirror.

    Can't you get someone, one person out there, to take a picture of you, or at the very, very least, use the timer on your digital camera to take a picture of yourself sitting or standing somewher else?

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    Oct 13, 2007 3:45 PM GMT
    and this bothers you why?????
  • Laurence

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    Oct 13, 2007 4:09 PM GMT
    Yes, why?

    Some of the pictures they take are excellent. I've tried myself and my laughable efforts won't be seeing the light of day.

    Lozx
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    Oct 13, 2007 4:54 PM GMT
    Well some people have either an old camera with no timer.

    Or just a cell phone to take pictures of themselves.

    Or just in a very conservative area where they don't know many other guys to help them.

    I once a friend and I took pictures of ourselves semi nude. The crazy thing was that he really wasn't gay. We just wanted sexy pictures for hot or not icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 13, 2007 4:58 PM GMT
    I'll trade you problems!


    .....oh, gay men can be so cold! ... icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 13, 2007 5:02 PM GMT
    Duh! We can see the cameras in the mirror pics. Most of them certainly DO have timers. (I mean come on. Old? I have cameras built in the 1940's that have self-timers.) And many of those phones actually have little mirrors next to the lens specifically for aiming while taking self-pics.

    OK,OK. I know the real reason for the mirror is so that you can see if your abs are flexed to the max. (So put the mirror behind the cam.)
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    Oct 13, 2007 5:07 PM GMT
    Don't eff with my bathroom mirror pics. My default happens to be one. And I would prefer to see people post REAL pictures, of themselves - regardless of where/how it was taken (pointless to argue) - and not pictures of others whom they would LIKE to be ;] But at least the verification process acts as some sort of bottleneck for those.
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    Oct 13, 2007 5:38 PM GMT
    The OP only has one picture of himself posted. I think that's criminal. AND he's not verified. I am beside myself.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 13, 2007 5:47 PM GMT
    Well I think its probably more important to have a real pic of oneself on this site. I keep hearing about the numbers of those who use a fake picture, not sure whether its true or what is, necessarily.

    I have a photographer friend do mine.
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    Oct 13, 2007 5:55 PM GMT
    How did he get the beagle to match your smile in the second to last one? Very cute.
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    Oct 13, 2007 5:59 PM GMT
    oh god I hope the Bride of chucky doesnt see this thread or he will be of on his rhetoric of damnation for no piccy at all!icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif

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    Oct 13, 2007 6:25 PM GMT
    Well I was just trying to start some conversation and I guess....mission accomplished. Boy, I guess I know from now on how serious people take stuff. Sorry.
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    Oct 13, 2007 6:29 PM GMT
    I HAD a tripod, until someone came over and stole it. On my cell phone .I can aim it at myself, without a mirror. It's set up to do exactly that, although, I'd rather have a friend take the pictures.

    I often have folks wanting to take my pictures as a service.

    One rule I made years ago, and I've stuck to: no porn, ever. I refuse to stoop to that level, and never have. I'm always happy that I haven't done that.

    Yesterday, I had a 26 year old guy begging me for penis pics, and penis measurements. No wonder folks think gay folks are weird. Jeeze, would a regular person do that, in real space? Of course not.

    I have to giggle at folks on Craig'slist begging for sex. They post penis picks galore, and want a hookup based on a penis pic. Pretty pathetic, if you think about it.

    I've come to the realization that some folks have really, really, really, really bad taste.

    And to opine on the "no pics", that's a whole separate thing from bad taste, and low creativity.

    No pics are indicative of much deeper personal issues: self-loathing, lazy, conflicted, dishonest, cheating, paranoia, generally a dislike of self....all indicators of baggage that I don't want to attach myself to. I nip it the bud: if you are a no-pic, it's a no-go, for obvious reasons. Anything worth doing should be worth doing well, or why do it?
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    Oct 13, 2007 6:37 PM GMT
    Sorry, I have a P.S.

    I just joined RJ yesterday and didn't know what verified was until this morning. And did you SEE my picture, it was the best one. They are worried about fake pictures for a reason, not people like me - so bite me icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 13, 2007 6:39 PM GMT
    Ah, well, you didn't know the picture topic is a major, recurring controversy here. Now you know. Bite me.
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    Oct 13, 2007 6:41 PM GMT
    Oh stop it.
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    Oct 13, 2007 7:42 PM GMT
    notarealjock I just joined RJ yesterday

    notarealjockAt first it didn't bother me but now I'm kind of tired of people who take their own picture in the bathroom mirror

    damn, why did you wait so long to point it out .. icon_eek.gif ...

    just messing with ya, notarealjock ... icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 13, 2007 8:35 PM GMT
    Honestly my profile default is a mirror pic and it does take a bit of skill to take a good mirror pic. Using a mirror helped me take a nice back end pic but unfortunately realjock doesn't allow anyone under 21 to post them. Must be based in a state that says porn is for 21 up also. I was able to post it up on justguys.net though. I'm under skippyhappy69 in massachusetts. Mirror pics are great It's those missing face pics and a flash face pics that suck. What are those guys insecure or closeted?
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    Oct 13, 2007 8:40 PM GMT
    I think the shocked icon icon_eek.gif looks more like an alien, and the idea icon icon_idea.gif looks like a butthole. I'm always surprised and delighted when I get the chance to look like the surprised icon icon_surprised.gif.
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    Oct 13, 2007 8:43 PM GMT
    Alexander89it does take a bit of skill to take a good mirror pic.


    Good Grief, I suppose you'd have to actually clean the mirror too. Seems like a lot of hassle.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 13, 2007 9:39 PM GMT
    The OP did not mention anything about picture less profiles, yet some people always have to bring it up.

    It makes me wonder, who the insecure, with personal issues areicon_rolleyes.gif

    Mike
  • Timbales

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    Oct 13, 2007 9:44 PM GMT
    am I the only gay man who hates getting his picture taken?

    the irony is, my bf is a professional photographer.
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    Oct 13, 2007 9:46 PM GMT
    I was happy to address your concerns, regarding no-pic / pictureless, bfg1.

    It seems that someone fails to read the posts, and continues with their personal attacks.

    None the worse for wear. Jealousy is the sincerest, most brutally honest, form of flattery.

    Petty folks, are just that. Petty folks.

    It's honestly more attention than I feel I deserve, but, thanks for the publicity, nonetheless. Gives me me something to giggle at.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 13, 2007 10:08 PM GMT
    "It seems that someone fails to read the posts, and continues with their personal attacks"

    I read your posts on pic less, and all I see is insult after insult.

    Do you know what an insult is?

    Mike
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    Oct 13, 2007 10:15 PM GMT
    'I was happy to address your concerns, regarding no-pic / pictureless, bfg1.

    It seems that someone fails to read the posts, and continues with their personal attacks.

    None the worse for wear. Jealousy is the sincerest, most brutally honest, form of flattery.

    Petty folks, are just that. Petty folks.

    It's honestly more attention than I feel I deserve, but, thanks for the publicity, nonetheless. Gives me me something to giggle at.'

    was that at me chuckle bunny? my comment was meant in jest I thought you had a sense of humour !