Are you one of THOSE people?

United States
February 9, 2009 1:40pm CST
that love to play around with your camera and take a million pictures of yourself just to see how a new look looks like or so you can change your user pictures on websites a lot etc? when i was a teen i did some modeling and growing up with a photography nut brother taking pictures of me all the time has made me love cameras.. i like taking pictures of anything but i also like taking pictures of myself to just see how i look or play around and be silly etc.. heck i think if anyone other than me or my cameras self timer even takes pictures of me they usually look like crap to me.. every time my hubby takes a picture of me i some how look like a troll haha!! after you take silly pictures what do you do with them? do you send them to friends for them to laugh at or put them as your user pic to be unique or delete them? maybe im just a narcissist lol.. but when i think of narcissist i always picture people that only care about themselves and i care about others too much.. oh well.. at least its something to do right?
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16 responses
• United States
10 Feb 09
Every time i take pics of myself i don't like them. But i do like to take fun silly pics....why just stand around and smile?? Where is the fun in that?? I do like the ones we recently took together, and i am pretty sure now my family thinks were are lesbians.
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• United States
12 Feb 09
haha so now they are gonna hate me?? funny they are the ones that made us share a bed in michigan lol.. people are silly..
• United States
14 Feb 09
Of course not. My father might, but i don't like him much anyways so blah.
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
10 Feb 09
i love taking pictures but i do it to show the background which of good memorabilia for me.i also love taking candid shots with my love ones i love seeing not ready for picture taking which shows more of hoe they really looklike...lol
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• United States
12 Feb 09
candids are the best!! i hate stuffy ones where every one poses perfectly.. those are good for maybe 1 time a year to hang on your wall but they arent interesting!!
@riyasam (16578)
• India
10 Feb 09
ya,when it comes to digicams,i also like to experiment .i take alot of pics(mindless,as others say)and really some photos do look wierd,but i always have the option of deleting them.
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• United States
12 Feb 09
i know! when i was little and there were no digi cams i had the regular kind but my family was poor and couldnt buy me film often so i had to hope they came out ok.. of course being young most didnt so it was a waste of money!! i love being able to just delete the crappy ones and be able to take more good ones!!
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I like playing around with my camera and sending pictures to my hubby If my pics some out nice I keep them around for awhile, maybe put 'em up on facebook. I don't think you are a narcissist!
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• United States
10 Feb 09
lol yep thats what i do.. its weird looking back through them and seeing how different i look.. i did a thing on my myspace showing pictures from the last ten years and i looked like several different people.. lol
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I love to play around with my camera but dont like getting my pic taken...and since its my camera I'm the one always takin the pics so um yea LOL
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• United States
10 Feb 09
before i got a camera with a self timer i didnt have any pics (from my camera) of myself and so when i finally got one i started playing around with it.. after awhile you can figure out what to do to look some what decent but its funny since some times you think your posing great and you just come out looking all funky.. but at least with me taking the pics no one will see them but me so i can delete them lol
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
9 Feb 09
No....never have done that...but do I take a million pictures of other things....yes...especially of my little granddaughter.....a long time ago I tried it once...taking my own picture and it seems somewhat distorted! LOL
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• United States
10 Feb 09
thats why i use the self timer because i cant hold it up to myself and do any good.. i love taking pictures of my pets and etc.. for the longest time i didnt have a camera with a timer so i didnt have any personal pics of myself since i always took the pics (other than people with their cameras) but since i got with myspace and other places and needed pictures and hated cropping ones i just started playing around with it and it was fun lol
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• Philippines
9 Feb 09
i am sad to say that i am not like that, moonlitmagikchild. it has never been my habit to be taking pictures of myself. truth is, there are times when i had regretted that i didn't take enough number of pictures of myself when i was young. this happened when my young children (they were in preschool then) asked me if i had some pictures taken while i was still a child, then as a student, then as a career woman.
• United States
9 Feb 09
yeah i went through a period of time where i didnt have time to take pics and i missed getting a lot of pictures of my cat when he was a kitten which i regret
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
10 Feb 09
right...but since there is digital camera i love playing it.when ever i feel pretty i made pictures and put in my album.it it is full my hubby doing it to burn in cd´s.we have lots of files only pic for me and my daughter.sometimes its nice to look old the pictures specialy our kid and someday we can show it to them when they were a baby.
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• United States
12 Feb 09
yeah its especially cool with taking pictures of kids and documenting how they looked while they grew up
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
10 Feb 09
No I am not. I save the picture taking of my children. For my avatars I usually use pictures that I have on file.
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• United States
12 Feb 09
yeah that is how my parent were.. since my brother who is 13 years older than me enjoyed taking pictures so much they just decided to leave it up to him to take all the family pics
@BlueGoblin (1833)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I never take pictures of myself nor do I like when people take pictures of me. I think it's weird to look at myself. I don't even own a mirror. Okay, that is a lie. I do own a mirror but I rarely use it. I only use a mirror when I wake up or go out in public. It's not that I hate how I look. I just don't care to see myself all the time. I'm not a camera person. I rarely take photos of people. I like to take pictures of plants and animals. People don't interest me at all.
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• United States
12 Feb 09
i like taking pics of animals and plants too.. living in the city i dont get a chance much unless i go to a park or just take pictures of my own pets which i already do lol
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I used to always bring my camera everywhere and take pictures whatever stuff was interesting and myself with friends. I usually posted it on the internet like facebook.
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• United States
12 Feb 09
isnt it cool how with the right person and the right camera anything can become interesting?? i was taking pictures at a graveyard and one of them have this cross with a celestial type sun on it but the sun but the sun was partially broken but the pictures came out really good and modern art type style to where it became something really interesting instead of something just broken in a graveyard
@zwitdh (47)
• Malaysia
10 Feb 09
well, i m not so fondof taking pictures of myself, but i like to see photo album of relatives of family. I used to use my mobile camera to take pics of me or friends. When i got silly pictures, i delete it sometime, but several time i sent to friends...and then we see together , laughs and post to social networking site. :)
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• United States
12 Feb 09
the thing i hate about mobile phone pics is the quality sucks too bad to have them printed a good size and of course my pets always tend to looker CUTER for the phone than the camera lol
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
10 Feb 09
Personally I see nothing wrong with people who are always wanting a lot of pictures taken of themselves, but I on the other hand have no recent pictures of myself online, so that is why the one in my Profile was taken almost 3 yrs. ago, but it is the same picture I use on all of my different sites where I can have a profile so at least people will recognize me more this way. I guess you could say even though I have owned a Digital Camera for yrs. now I have never been a Camera nut.
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• United States
12 Feb 09
i know i drive my hubby nuts when ever we travel because im taking pictures of everything..
@murugezh (273)
• India
10 Feb 09
I am always use to delete them from my camera, because i need perfect pictures. Even when I am taking it for some one if they are not good I'll delete them not all that is also to some extend but maximum I'll capture pictures when they are ready to captures as they are. I'll take mine some time with my mobile. They are actually good but sometime because of light,sharpness and shaking cases I'll delete and take new and clear.
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• United States
12 Feb 09
i hate it when i take a good pic with my phone and then cant print it out because my phones cameras quality sucks!
• India
10 Feb 09
i too interested in taking pictures. i have many picture taken by myself in most of the place i gone
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• United States
12 Feb 09
i love taking pictures of places i have traveled!! especially if they are places that are just naturally beautiful
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
11 Feb 09
I love to take pictures too. And I got like a million of them sitting in a corner of my hard disk waiting for me to edit them. That is the problem with me. I love to take the pictures. But after that, the editing and sorting work is what I do not like. Very tedious in my opinion. If only there was an easier way to take pictures and then not have to worry about the sorting or editing and enhancements afterwards. I am not much of taking pictures of myself. I prefer to be the one honing the camera rather than be one in the pictures. :p
• United States
12 Feb 09
i love editing till my photoshop corrupted and my pc went nuts and thinks it has half the hard drive space so i cant use any programs but gimp and gimp is annoying to me.. when i had photoshop i was always playing around and having fun but right now i dont like too take as many pics of myself because i dont have a good program to edit and i have yet to master how to get the lighting right with my new camera so i really need to be able to adjust colors and darkness etc
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
12 Feb 09
ha ha ha ha ha... you actually edit till you ran out of harddish space?!? You must have tried to enlarge a really large size of your picture eh? Well, for lighting and color tempreture for the pictures, you can always play around with the settings to see if anything can be adjusted. What camera are you using? Maybe I can help?