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Old 10-05-2007, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default Why do I look fat in pictures but not when I look in the mirror?

???? I know I need to lose weight, but I don't look so bad in the mirror, but I just saw a picture of myself from last week and godddddddd damn.
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:26 PM   #2
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Default Why do I look fat in pictures but not when I look in the mirror?

A camera adds 10 pounds. So you probably had at least a few on you.

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Old 10-05-2007, 02:27 PM   #3
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Default Why do I look fat in pictures but not when I look in the mirror?

examples?

maybe you are deluded
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:27 PM   #4
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Default Why do I look fat in pictures but not when I look in the mirror?

Check the little dial at the top of the camera. Make sure that it's set to "C", "M", a picture of a little mountain, or Auto. Yours is probably set to "F".
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:28 PM   #5
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Default Why do I look fat in pictures but not when I look in the mirror?

hahaha . I've thought of this as well, but when in front of a mirror, I suppose you really have no frame of reference, and you inadvertently look better since you're getting active feedback on how you should project yourself. Since we're not in front of a mirror 24/7, i guess we don't receive this feedback and don't make the necessary adjustments needed to look better..

I'm just talking out of my ass, hehe, but this is what I've come to terms with when I noticed it.
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:33 PM   #6
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Default Why do I look fat in pictures but not when I look in the mirror?

You probably suck in the gut when looking in the mirror.
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:33 PM   #7
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Post pics so ATOT can truly judge.
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:42 PM   #8
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Default Why do I look fat in pictures but not when I look in the mirror?

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Yours is probably set to "F".
That's worth a couple of chuckles!

OP has one of those thinning carnival mirrors at home.

A photograph is a reverse image of what we see in a mirror and (is how others see us) also 'more' objective of what we actually look like. If you don't buy that go with Klin's stolen Friends joke.
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:46 PM   #9
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Default Why do I look fat in pictures but not when I look in the mirror?

some people take good pics some don't. Do you get female attention? if no then maybe your fat.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:14 PM   #10
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Skinny mirrors, ask Elaine Benes.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:16 PM   #11
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Use a much longer focal length. It compresses the picture more and you don't appear as fat. Of course the person needs to stand back further in order to make sure the same image is within the frame that is to be captured. If the person taking a picture of you was using a wide angle lens, you will naturally appear a little wider.

If you have no idea what that means and just had a P&S.

Make sure when you take a picture you zoom in as much as possible. Have them keep stepping back until they see what they want, and then take the picture.

To give you a better idea:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...tion_%28photography%29

Look down at the 4 pictures of that yellow thing. Notice how the bottom right (4th image) looks the "Fattest", and the first looks the "thinnest". Not suprisingly, the first is at a much greater focal length than the last shot which is at a wide angle.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:44 PM   #12
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Default Why do I look fat in pictures but not when I look in the mirror?

Because we're all beautiful in mirrors.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:50 PM   #13
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Default Why do I look fat in pictures but not when I look in the mirror?

I look a lot musuclar in my videos then I actually feel.

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Old 10-05-2007, 04:09 PM   #14
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I find that one mirror in my house makes me look thinner, but another mirror in my house makes me look short and fat. I can't find a happy median.
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