Jun 29, 2010

Something I do NOT like. (and some help please)

I love to take pictures.
I really love to take pictures.
But...
I absolutely despise having MY picture taken!
I have tried and tried, but I have yet to find a picture of me that I really like.
That's why all my pictures of me that manage to squeak into my blog are goofy, those are ok, because they are supposed to look bad.

Today I found out that I need to submit a head shot for an ad campaign.
This fact alone was almost enough to make me back out of the whole deal...
but it's gonna be great fun! I couldn't let my hatred of all pictures of me stop me from getting this opportunity.

So, I sat down in front of my laptop and snapped several pictures.
It has become evident that I'm not the most objective person when it comes to self portraits, so I need your help!

Please help me choose the least horrifying Head Shot!
Pretty-Please?


#1.. this is my kinda shot!
And I'll use something like this if they want a head shot with my personality.


#2.. Not too bad... but maybe too serious?


#3... How I feel about taking self portraits.


#4.

#5.. I'm kinda leaning towards this one...
Maybe not... Maybe... UGH!



#6.. looking at #5 and wondering if...


#7... This is what I hate! My Double/Triple chin fat thingie.


#8... how I feel after taking 8 self pictures.


#9.. too light? too fat?


#10... Deer in the headlights? Finger in an electrical socket?



#11.. I knew I could count on you!

I'm looking forward to your honest opinions, lay it on me! I can take it!
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14 amazing comments. Talk To Me!!:

dykewife said...

i guess it depends on what the ad campaign is about. i like 9 for a standard shot. however, 8 struck my fancy.

jrmom said...

I think #5 is beautiful, you don't give yourself enough credit. However, I understand where your coming from. I must admit I was excited to see #1 pic, I thought I was the only one who could make my lips do that...hehe (my kids hate when I do that-makes me do it more)

MamaTea said...

I like #5 or #10 the best. :)

Thanks for giving me a good early morning laugh. I thought I was the only one who liked to play around with the camera like that! However, I'm never brave enough to post the silly pictures. You have inspired me....you rock!!!

Anonymous said...

this is worker numero uno i says pick numba 9 the rest are just ridiculous

Anonymous said...

#5 for sure!

The Apple Pie Gal said...

Woman...you crack me up! You have nothing to be ashamed of at all. However, I like 5 or 10 the best for the real deal. Good luck!

April in CT said...

Either #5 or #10. You look great!!

Anonymous said...

I agree... 5 or 10. You Go Girl!

Cindy

Meggin said...

I like #5!

walkertxkitty said...

I'm thinking that the lighting on these is bad and you need more natural light as well as someone else to take the shot. Self portraits rarely come out decently; mine always make me look like I've just finished picking my nose.

I never used to allow photos to be taken at all but now I'm finding that in the right hands, the camera does well. Try letting one of your kids or a friend take shots until you find one you do like. One of my favorites was a casual that I didn't know had been taken of me digging around in the garden.

katlupe said...

You are too hard on yourself. I think you are beautiful and #5 is absolutely the best.

Anonymous said...

#5,,, for sure! all of them look wonderful though!
You sure can tell you've been losing weight!
Keep it up girl!

Myra

Wendy said...

OMG Dana!!!! You look sooooo skinny!!!! HATE YOU!!!! lol Awesome!!!!

Anonymous said...

there are NO double chins in these pics, hon. i *have* double triple chins and u do not. u r not fat :)

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