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Master of the Deceptive Headshot

Monday, December 23, 2013

Have you become a master of the deceptive headshot? I have! So many times I see photos that family and friends have taken of me and I am shocked. “Is that REALLY what I look like?!”

Over the years I have accumulated photos that I like of myself and that I am proud to put on facebook or to send to people, or whatever I might need to do with the photos but there are a few things they all have in common:

-They were all taken by one photographer…ME!

-They are all from the chest up

-They were all taken with my cell phone

-They were all taken from above and shooting down

If you take photos at a lower angle you see all the things I hate such as the double chin. Yuck! So I have come to perfect the angle and lighting situations that show me at my best. With this comes a few problems:

-This might not be the best or most true representation of myself

-I am always afraid someone else took a photo of me and will tag it on FB (I will then have to go through and untag myself)

-There are no candid photos of me

-I usually hate all photos that involve me and another person because then I can’t get just the right angle that is best for ME

This all has to change and stop! This is one of my goals for my mission. I want to be able to not worry about the camera! I want to be able to let others take photos of me and not worry about if they were standing tall enough to get the best angle, or if my head was tilted in just the right way, or did they get my body or hopefully just my body. No more do I want to worry about angles and lighting, I want to be carefree and camera friendly from all angles!

So here I am, embarking upon a mission to retire the title: Master of the Deceptive Headshot!
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CARMEL_466 1/8/2014 4:37AM

    I understand exactly how you feel. I have yet to see a picture that someone else took of me with others that I like. All the pictures I like and put up are ones I took and yes I know all the right angles too. It's one of the reasons I started making videos...to put myself out there...as I am. It is truly freeing after initial embarrassment. Thank you for sharing this blog. We're not the only ones but we are working on it. Have a nice day.

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