Photos of yourself

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  1. MarkHastings

    MarkHastings Executive Producer

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    In my searches through Match.com, I've noticed something. It seems that peoples photos (of themselves) fall under 1 of 4 categories:

    1) Vacation Photos
    2) Wedding Photos
    3) Work related Photos
    4) Holding a baby Photos

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    Then when I thought about photos of myself, I realized that 90% of my photos fall into one of the above 4 categories. [​IMG]

    The reason I was thinking about this is, I lost 40 pounds in the past 2 years and I don't have many 'new' photos to 'share'. I just realized, that's because I haven't been to any weddings, on vacation, and all of my friends kids are older.

    The only photo I do have (in the past year) is one that was taken at work [​IMG]


    So what would your top categories (of photos of yourself) fall under?
     
  2. Michael Warner

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    My top category would be "Caught Unawares." I hate having my picture taken so it takes a devious plan to capture my image.
     
  3. Matt Stone

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    Same here, Michael. [​IMG]
     
  4. Cameron Yee

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    I'm always quite surprised about the photos people post of themselves, especially on places like Match. Either people have no good pictures of themselves or people take crappy pictures. I think it's a mix of both.

    Being a photographer, I think it behooves everyone to know how to take a good photo as the taker and the poser. There's that joke about "which is my best side?" but I don't think it's silly to have that knowledge. And I think tht at some point in your life (maybe as celebration when you've lost a lot of weight) to get a nice portrait taken of yourself.

    Personally I wind up with alot of pictures of myself because I use myself as a subject to test lighting setups. Otherwise I'd probably be like everyone else and have to crop my head out of a group photo [​IMG].
     
  5. MarkHastings

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    LOL - Yeah, there seems to be a lot of that - or the computer "white out" over the other peoples faces. [​IMG]

    I have to admit that my photo is guilty of such. It was a work photo where a co-worker had just bought a new digi-camera and wanted to test it out. Another female co-worker put her arms around me and said "Take our photo!".

    So I had to do the old "crop her out" in order to submit a more recent (and lighter) photo of myself. [​IMG]
     
  6. Patrick Sun

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    Most of my recent photos of me are of me taking someone else's photo.
     
  7. Buzz Foster

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    What are you talking about?

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    (Me on vacation from work at my sister's wedding holding my nephew.)
     
  8. Richard Travale

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    Most of the photo's I have of me are from parties(or at the bar). Probably close to 65% of them.
     
  9. Zen Butler

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    I don't see "nude" and "drunk" on the list. I'm usually one of the two in most of my photos.
     
  10. MarkHastings

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    LMAO Buzz! [​IMG]
     
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  12. Inspector Hammer!

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    Here's my favorite of myself...

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    Why John i thought that was you in your avatar? Just kidding man! Who is that anyway?
     
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    LOL, that's 'Stan the Java Man' from Mad TV, a hilarious character who's hopped-up on coffee all the time. [​IMG]
     
  15. Sam Posten

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    All my pics are 140 pounds ago, I'm looking forward to the weddings this summer!
     
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    Thanks, Mark. That kind of ties to the other thread, as it is what it on my desktop right now.

    Sam, 140 pounds which way? I am getting looks when I go to work on base, and they check my 260lb picture on my ID, then compare to 189lb me. It's a good feeling. [​IMG]
     
  18. Mike Heenan

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    Let's not forget the obligatory picture of your pet or you holding your pet. I've seen a lot of girls with that on match, which is always nice.
     
  19. Richard Travale

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    140 pounds ago? Nice work [​IMG]
     
  20. Zen Butler

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    Joel, the countless mirror photos on Myspace are hilarious.
     

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