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April 16, 2012 4:43 PM Subscribe
I wrote an OKC profile. Problem: I have no pictures of myself to share. In fact, no recent photographs of me exist. I am a vampire.
posted by Nomyte to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (21 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Since adolescence, I've been very camera-shy. (I'm 27 now, gay white male.) I dislike the few family photos in which I incidentally appear. I don't put a lot of thought into clothes, my hairstyle is "generic short cut," and my smile doesn't sparkle. I am not especially athletic. My posture could stand to improve. I have strong facial features and don't look "cute" — in real life, but especially in photographs. In combination, these factors make me avoid cameras.
On the other hand, I don't think of myself as ugly, and I'm sure I can be made to look good. So, how do I go about looking good?
I would like to have casual-looking, natural, not-unflattering photos that I can use on social websites (and such). This means a good camera and a charitable photographer.
Caveats: I'm not sure I want a set of studio pictures. I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars, and I don't want posed photos. No props, no backdrops, etc. I can't think of any amateur photographer friends with SLRs. I gave away my last camera six years ago. I would feel awkward and vain hiring a freelancer to shoot pictures of me smiling, poking out of foliage, swinging on swings, and walking knee-deep in surf.
Solutions? Ideas? Many thanks.