does the camera lie

March 14, 2007 4:08pm CST
how many times have you looked at a photograph of yourself and thought ohhh dear do i realy look like that, does the camera capture the real you or does it lie?
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4 responses
@laltu86 (1253)
• India
20 Mar 07
photographs are just a vivid recognization of ourselves, sometimes its like the mirror but sometime its like the bad neighbour boy who never speaks the truth. Many a times i have faced this comment that you does not look like your picture, i simply laugh. We are what we are does a piocture change that?
20 Mar 07
very wise words and thankyou yes we are what we are and the outside is just a casing inside is whats important thankyou for the responce tc
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
15 Mar 07
When you look at the photo with out any retouching what you see is what is there in that split second. That is why family group photos are so difficult to take. Oneof the tricks I use is to set the camera on burst mode and take several photos in a row and then repeat it because someone always blinks or moves or something. By taking several in a row when they think you are taking one the relax right after the first picture is taken and you get that relaxed look in the second or third shot.
16 Mar 07
yes your right there with the flash i have an old olympus camera that i still use for certain shots it has three flashes on it the first to open the pupils and so gives less red eye the secon for realxing and the third takes the shot. my family used to curse me for using the camera as they would be ready to move away as the actual shot was taken but i did get some unusual results i have tried the burst mode but thanks for the tip thanks for the responce tc
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
There are factors that makes a photograph unrealistic. For the color, it is affected by the film used (for film camera) or the white balance setting for digital camera. The quality of light on the subject will also greatly affect the color. For distortion (where you can look fat or wider, taller, shorter, thinner or compressed), the lens with it focal length and the angle from camera to subject contribute a lot to the look of the subject. Post processing (digital manipulation in or out of camera or manual - darkroom manipulation) on or before printing will also affect the final photograph. The camera does not lie what light it captured to make a photograph, it simply record what is presented through the lens.
@devan23 (242)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I think cameras generally always capture what people look like, whether they want to admit it or not lol. I haven't been liking my pictures lately, its time for me to go on a diet!
16 Mar 07
yes i think your absolutly right there i know different angles can make a difference and also lighting guess its diet time for me too thanks for the responce tc