I mean... In mirror, my nose looks pretty small and my hair looks good... Um, I look cute. But when someone takes a picture of me... I just look so ugly. My nose looks big, my mouth looks big too, my hair looks gray brown and so damn flat on my head, even though it's blonde and it looks like lion mane sometimes. And I know that it's lighting, angles and etc. but still... I feel ugly. And do in different lighting I look both bad to the camera and to the people? I mean, with bad lighting.
ok if you read this I love you. Please answer.
Most Helpful Guy
The problem is twofold:
While cameras have improved a great deal in the last 50 years, camera lenses have stayed mostly the same.. The lens of the camera, in trying to capture the entirety of what it's aimed at while still remaining relatively small compared to a mirror, has a wide-angle lens which makes everything in the center and closer to the camera appear larger. This is why your nose looks huge. This effect will be ever worse if the camera is a cell phone.
Secondly, the mirror reverses the image, while most cameras do not. There are subtle inconsistencies in your image when reversed. Even though the camera is actually more accurately representing your actual appearance by not reversing the image, the image of yourself that you have in your mind is based off of what you typically see in the mirror. Even if you don't consciously spot these differences, the non-reversed image of the camera will feel more "unfamiliar" than the mental self-image you have from years of looking at yourself in the mirror.1
Most Helpful Girl
Not everyone is photogenic and that's all. Some people are not very attractive in real live but look good in photos like some models for example. And some are nice but look bad in pics. But a lot depends on the quality of your camera, lighting etc. It's good to take selfies in your case, because if you've got front camera you see what you look like and you can try out many positions and find a place with perfect lighting.1