Just once...

Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by Iron Flatline, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. ...would I like to take a Father's Day picture in which I'm NOT 10% fatter than the previous year.

    WTF.

    I started adult life looking Fight Club lean, but I'm looking more like Tony Soprano every day.

    Which makes me wonder.... how do you feel about images of yourself?
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Please!
    Don't ask me!
    During the meet-up so many more photos were taken of me than normal, and I find them appalling. "What? That fat old lady in there is me?" I go all the time. It is painful.
     
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    bhop No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't really mind pics of myself, no matter how I look. It's just a shot of reality. Lately, since i've been riding my bike (13 miles one way) to work, I really don't mind since i'm getting in better shape than i've been in in a long time. (i'm 35, and it's been awhile since I was in shape)
     
  4. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    At 35 I still was in quite GOOD shape myself, too, but when was that???? Half a lifetime ago (almost - at least it feels like it).
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    .. a topic better not raised :( .. in particular not this year!
     
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    Rick Waldroup No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I run for the hills if anyone points a camera at me.
     
  7. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    running again, is good to lose weight! You seem to have a solution there ;)
     
  8. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

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    I'm horribly un-photogenic. I positively abhor most photos of myself.
     
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    passerby TPF Noob!

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    When I went online first time in the dial up era it took me almost two years to know how to post without using my real name. I use aliases ever since and I change it on regular basis. As soon as someone notice my screen name, time start to plan another.

    You know in the old past the people did not know what their Kings or Queens look like. But people made to know the symbol of their rulers. So when Moses heard that Pharaoh was going to kill him - he stole the Pharaoh staff for him to have unquestionable escape. They were made to know that the holder of that stuff was the King himself. But Moses knowledge was not that much after 10 years away from Egypt, so when God asked him what was in his hand, he said it was the staff he used to tend his herds :lol:. So God gave him a new use for that staff by turning it into snake to confront that evil Pharaoh, that how the story goes anyway.

    So before the mission began Moses want to know what to tell those people and Pharaoh as who send him there? Or put it simply Moses was just curious to know of who he was? He answered: I am that I am.
    In simple word, it is the works that manifest that is important instead of the person look like. There!

    Don't you think I have enough excuses? :D
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well don't we all have the same reason for hiding behind the camera all the time. I mean no matter what you look like there has to be a little camera shyness in all photographers I why else would we never appear in any family pictures??.
     
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    Seefutlung TPF Noob!

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    At my age, being the photographer on the smart end of the camera is a distinct advantage.

    Gary
     
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    That One Guy TPF Noob!

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    I look like Ernest Borgnine. That's the reason for me becoming a photog.
     

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