So I'm always told that I'm 'quite good looking' when people see my pictures. But when they meet me in person, I can see that they clearly don't feel that way. I mean... they say stuff like "you look so different in your pics", but its obvious that they mean to say i look worse in person.
I don't use any kind of editing or effects in my pics (except perhaps a bit of brightening, in case of dark pics).
So, is this actually true, or am i just over thinking? Ad have any of you been told the same?
Yep, photography isn't called an art for for nothing. You can use a camera and lighting to get most of the effects in photoshop and light room anyways. If you can take a good picture, you don't really need photo editing.
It doesn't mean you look better in a picture, it just means you look incredibly different.
You see many models that are not good looking but they are photogenic. They come out gorgeous in photos but in real life they don't look so pretty. It's all about the right angles, the lightning and the photographer. Oh and maybe you get too anxious, distant or reserved when you meet people for the first time, while in the photos you appear more friendly and relaxed? that might be it