World's least photogenic man seeks love
May 31, 2011 12:33 PM Subscribe
I'm a below average looking guy to start with. In photos, though, I look like the troll from under the bridge. I'm going to sign up for online dating soon. How can I obtain a picture of myself that doesn't scare small children and pets—or, more importantly, 18-25 year old girls?
posted by anonymous to grab bag (47 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
I have no photography skills, nor do any of my nearby friends. Obviously I could hire a photographer, but doesn't that seem kinda vain and pathetic? Plus: are there really that many photographers who serve the niche between "portfolio shots for a model" and "your buddy takes a picture of you in front of a cool building?" All I can find on Google are sketchy, borderline-scam services.
Or could I just read up on how to take flattering photos and expect, with tons of trial and error, to produce something decent?
I found some previous questions about more specific aspects of this topic, but I'm looking to get a sense of all of my options and how to reason about picking one.
I'm in Western Massachusetts, for what it's worth.