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Why do people take pictures of themselves looking away from the camera or with their hair covering most of their face?

Megan ~ PHAET 2010/03/17 00:40:18
I don't get it. What's so wrong about looking at the camera? Do they think it makes them look artistic?
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  • Jester 2010/03/17 00:43:04
    Jester
    +5
    I really don't. I am far from vein, but I always like having my ugly mug front and center.

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  • SpikeM ~In decay and abando... 2010/04/04 18:53:07
    SpikeM ~In decay and abandonment I trust~
    For me its because I am really self conscious and don't like my pic taken
  • severus 2010/03/26 00:38:35
    severus
    idk D:
  • 1regmom 2010/03/22 22:43:06
    1regmom
    +1
    Cuz they're dorks.
  • Half-Ginger 2010/03/19 16:43:25
    Half-Ginger
    +1
    The 'trying to be sexy' jaunty-angled, phone-camera & bathroom mirror ones are the funniest.

    sexy jaunty-angled phone-camera bathroom mirror funniest
  • xcide13 2010/03/18 22:27:02
    xcide13
    Not as bad as the lip pucker...i hate that!
  • Zero Harte~King of Nothing~ 2010/03/18 02:34:51
    Zero Harte~King of Nothing~
    No clue, maybe that's their style.
  • Bowman 2010/03/17 23:25:39
    Bowman
    +1
    Unless they're doing it as a joke, they're just posers. It wouldn't be as lame if they just had someone else take the picture.
  • ⚜Ellen⚜ ☼True American Patriot ☼
    +2
    I've said this before.... I don't have a problem with someone using a photo, painting or pic of a celebrity etc. I use whatever matches my profile. I like to see pics of people in their media though. What I DON'T like is when someone post a picture of another person and they pretend that it's them.
    #1 you can tell it's a fake picture just by looking at it. Especially if you've had your REAL photo in your media previously and everyone that knows you has already
    seen it.
    #2 what reason would someone have for doing such a thing?
  • RandomMusicXD 2010/03/17 20:03:48
    RandomMusicXD
    +1
    I don't get it either.
  • Dorkola -Easily Amused && P... 2010/03/17 19:46:02
    Dorkola -Easily Amused && Perverted-
    +2
    It makes them feel sexy. Which, clearly, they aren't
  • mezime aka' zae baby' la be... 2010/03/17 19:39:48
    mezime aka' zae baby' la bella morte
    +1
    idk and the only reason i don't have any pics is cuz i don't have any pics saved maybe by next week
  • ... 2010/03/17 19:35:22
    ...
    +1
    I only know this because I'm a Barbizon Graduate, but you aren't supposed to look directly at the camera. It gives it a better... story, shall we say? And the hair in the face makes it look more natural.
  • Friday 2010/03/17 19:18:43
    Friday
    +3
    When you click on the picture you will find out why they hide their face! click picture hide
  • 1239631 Friday 2010/03/17 20:33:05
    1239631
    +1
    thats an awesome answer friend!!
  • 1239631 2010/03/17 18:47:35 (edited)
    1239631
    +2
    and what's so wrong with people posting their REAL pictures on this site. exactly what are they afraid of?? do they know what it makes them look like? i mean especially the females who post the fake pictures!
  • ⚜Ellen⚜... 1239631 2010/03/17 20:10:52
    ⚜Ellen⚜ ☼True American Patriot ☼
    +1
    THANK YOU!
  • 1239631 ⚜Ellen⚜... 2010/03/17 20:31:49 (edited)
    1239631
    +2
    you are welcome. but im not sure exacty what i said right. im delirous at this point. got a couple hours of sleep last night due to a maintenance program im on.........but ready to call it a day.....so sweetie what was the big thank you for?? while appreicatied i am confused!!
  • ImgonaluvAztroBoi4eva 2010/03/17 07:20:57
    ImgonaluvAztroBoi4eva
    +1
    Must be a self image thing.
  • The Big Taboo [AKA Phuck No... 2010/03/17 04:40:41
    The Big Taboo [AKA Phuck Norris]
    +2
    I don't. It's not on my list of deliberate photographic tendencies. I think it has to do with art. I know a lot of professional photographers will shoot from angles like that, that don't show the whole face, or just a profile.
  • Richi Alan Adelai 2010/03/17 03:51:58
    Richi Alan Adelai
    +2
    I do modeling, and we're actually taught not to look at the camera a lot of the time because it gives the subject in the photo more of a story. If you are sitting in the woods for a picture and look at the camera, it's just a picture. If you're staring off thoughtfully towards the sky, you could be daydreaming about a lost love.
  • lunaed 2010/03/17 03:40:29
    lunaed
    artistic. probably also want a good avatar pic without showing whole face.
  • third 2010/03/17 02:19:56
    third
    I dont get it either
  • Chibi 2010/03/17 02:12:06
    Chibi
    Yeah, I think it is usually artistic. I know photographers so that at least sometimes for the emotion. EIther a sad, depressing picture or a happy one. Though some just do it for fun I guess.
  • Whackoslovakian ⇜ǷђÀ3†⇝ 2010/03/17 02:09:20
    Whackoslovakian  ⇜ǷђÀ3†⇝
    It's "artsy" xD I could never get away with the looking away from the camera thing though :P
  • fairiefang -annoying fashio... 2010/03/17 01:40:16 (edited)
    fairiefang -annoying fashion snobs everywhere-
    +2
    The camera steals your soul if you look at it!
  • ☆αяi☆ (αkα Bob) 2010/03/17 01:36:14
    ☆αяi☆ (αkα Bob)
    idk
  • Black Night 2010/03/17 01:29:18
    Black Night
    I do it because I'm a modle, and any other pics that are taken when i'm not at work irk me.
  • Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷDeepxXxDark ~Breath... 2010/03/17 01:16:25 (edited)
    Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷDeepxXxDark ~Breath of the Spirit~Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
    +1
    A lot of the time, at least with me, looking straight at the camara- showing my face just out in the open... doesn't look good in a picture. I always think I look ugly in a picture, so a lot of the time it just looks a little better and you can still get an idea of how they look
  • MeMyself&Kai 2010/03/17 01:08:18
    MeMyself&Kai
    +1
    Yeah, I don't understand it. It's just 'cause everyone else on Myspace is doing it I'm guessing.
  • Toodleloo SodaHead 2010/03/17 01:08:18
    Toodleloo SodaHead
    +1
    I love angles! xD No, but seriously, if I have the flash on then there's a glare. So it looks like I'm possessed by some holy thingy. And I do prefer the side of me face. It's stupid, but...me no knows.

    But I never look good from any angle xD

    angles xd flash glare possessed holy thingy stupid angle xd

    Even Chowder agrees.
  • 90-Day Delinquent 2010/03/17 00:59:31
    90-Day Delinquent
    +1
    It makes them look deep and mysterious?
  • Devil's Advocate 2010/03/17 00:57:12
    Devil's Advocate
    +4
    People who take pictures of themselves may as well be screaming, "I have no friends to take pictures of me!" lol

    people pictures screaming friends pictures lol
  • ღ αℓιcﻉ... Devil's... 2010/03/17 00:58:06
    ღ αℓιcﻉinиєνєяℓαи∂ ღ FEAR
    +1
    That' a nasty picture...
  • Devil's... ღ αℓιcﻉ... 2010/03/17 01:04:57
    Devil's Advocate
    +1
    And not just because of the turd. lol
  • 1239631 Devil's... 2010/03/17 18:46:34
    1239631
    +1
    and that is sooo sooo gross!! eww yuck!! how could you post that really!!
  • Devil's... 1239631 2010/03/20 04:29:04
    Devil's Advocate
    +1
    It's only a picture and I didn't post it, the girl in the image did, I'm merely reposting it to make a point.
  • 1239631 Devil's... 2010/03/20 04:51:09
    1239631
    +1
    point made but gross!!
  • Albedo 9.0 Devil's... 2010/03/17 02:45:38
    Albedo 9.0
    +1
    That's funny!!
  • 1239631 Devil's... 2010/03/17 18:33:53
    1239631
    people who do not take pictures of themselves, i find myself wondering are you really that ugly that you are frightened to expose your REAL picture?? - but then my MOST BEAUTIFUL sons use silly little avatars too -- like yours--to avoid getting personal, so i am not saying that about 'you' perse just alot of the women who use the fake avatars on this site. makes me wonder just who they really think they are fooling!!
  • Devil's... 1239631 2010/03/20 04:29:02
    Devil's Advocate
    I was in a car crash a few years ago and have been disfigured and I'm kind of self-conscious about my picture being taken.

    Not everyone that puts up an avatar is hiding, some just value privacy. There are young girls on sites like this who post their pictures and attract the attention of predators, so showing your real picture is not always a good thing.

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