Another attempt at a self portrait

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  1. omeletteman

    omeletteman TPF Noob!

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    I don't take many photos of myself or anyone else, but I decided to try my hand at it again yesterday. It's weird cause I almost think it doesnt look like me in some ways, but that doesnt make any sense, cause it is.

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    Thanks for lookin'
     
  2. markc

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    Did you hold the camera close using a wide angle? That will distort facial features, so I could see how you would think it was a little weird.
     
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    I think this is a really cool picture. You have very interesting facial features. I always think I look kind of weird in my pictures too!
     
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    I just think this pic has a lot of character!
    actually i also find i never quite look like myself on pictures... then i start wodering if i really see myself the right way :confused:
    cool shot anyway!
     
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    People never think they look like themselves in photographs because we are so used to seeing are reflect flipped around the opposite way in mirrors.

    Me, for example... I am sure i'm better looking in real life, than i am on photos! It's obviously the cameras fault. It must be broke! :confused: :greenpbl: :greenpbl:
     
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    Excellent! The shot seems intriguing and mischevioius. Personally self portraits are important. If I am comfortable in front of the camera then I can relate that to the subject when I am behind the camera.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the comments! Glad I'm not the only one who thinks they look weird in photos :)
    Mark, thanks for the point about the wide angle, I was using the kit lens on a Rebel XT, next time I'll be sure to use the maximum focal length.
     

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