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Mirror image or photo image

(19 Posts)
Ilovecrisps22 Tue 10-Oct-17 21:27:11


Not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but rally just wondering if anyone know which is your correct image, mirror or photo.

Whenever I look in the mirror, I think I look okay, but if I take a photo ie, selfie, I think I look absolutely hideous.

MrsFoxPlus4 Tue 10-Oct-17 21:30:54

Same I think I look great sat at my mirror in the morning, get to work (own a salon) and think I look like dogshit 😂.

blibblibs Tue 10-Oct-17 21:35:14

I'm going with with mirror because I always, always always look crap in photos!
If I looked that bad in a mirror I'd never leave the house!

Nadinexo1 Tue 10-Oct-17 21:36:17

I'm exactly the same! I think i look attractive in the mirror and in real life however I must just not be photogenic at all because I honestly look dreadful in photos and people have mentioned that I look different in photos.
My ex used to laugh at how bad I looked in photos and go on about how if I looked like that on real life he wouldn't be with mehmm

Ilovecrisps22 Tue 10-Oct-17 21:42:16

I’m so critical of myself when I see a photo, I can pick up every single flaw xx

Thegiantofillinois Tue 10-Oct-17 21:43:50

Depends on the mirror. Wide mirrors are my friends (long face). Selfless, not so much.

RubyRedTights Tue 10-Oct-17 21:47:08

I always look at photos and say "oh. Is that what I actually look like? confusedsad".
Then again, I'm always disappointed when I look in the mirror too!
But yes, photos are not good.
Do you think you'd look alright in a photo of you looking in a mirror?

YoureAnArseholeDenise Tue 10-Oct-17 21:49:26

Well what you see in photos is what other people see.

It just looks wrong to you because everything is in the other side to what you’re used to.

Ilovecrisps22 Tue 10-Oct-17 21:58:13

Well if my true image is a photo image, then I was at the end of the queue when looks were being given out!!!

SukiTheDog Tue 10-Oct-17 22:10:53

It depends. In photos, with a good light and fair wind behind me, I think I look fine. But everyday life I think, is the real you. It’s 3D, it’s animated, it’s real “in the moment” lighting.

If in!

pp2017 Tue 10-Oct-17 22:13:52

Someone once told me that when you look in a mirror you see in 3D whereas a photo is “flattened” hence why we think we look bigger, or that certain parts of us do....

I have no idea whether this is just wishful thinking or scientifically correct - but I’m happy to believe the latter 😂😂😂

CaoNiMartacus Tue 10-Oct-17 22:46:19

I hope the mirror shows the true picture! I look like a beast in photos.

HappyGirlNow Wed 11-Oct-17 05:26:38

Selfies tend to distort facial features due to the proximity of the camera to the face..

whoopsiedaisydangle Wed 11-Oct-17 07:39:19

@pp2017 I hope that's true! grin

I look god awful in photos! When I look in the mirror I don't look as bad!

dudsville Wed 11-Oct-17 07:43:40

I gain weight in the seconds it takes to snap a pic. Also someone sneaks up and removes my makeup and frizzes out my hair. I don't know how it happens that I can look in a mirror and like what I see, curves, and then a photo turns it into a shapeless lump.

Jigglyball Wed 11-Oct-17 08:03:04

Well, a photo shows you as others see you, but it can be affected by lighting etc. and a mirror shows your reversed image. A video is even better as you are in motion.

One way you can see yourself as others see you, is to hold 2 mirrors together at an angle until you are able to see the unreversed you. It can be creepy. I believe there is a theory about the brain preferring things that it has repeated exposure to. And as our faces are unsymmetrical, seeing your unreversed image can seem odd (lopsided eyes, mouth etc).

Nadinexo1 Wed 11-Oct-17 09:09:51

I don't think the photo image is the real image of yourself though. As I've said above I usually look dreadful in photos however there's been a couple of photos I've taken where I look amazing but it was all to do with angle and lighting as I know for sure I don't look like that really and it took about 20 selfies in a row til I looked good!

pp2017 Wed 11-Oct-17 12:53:07


I like to tell myself it’s true 😆😆

SukiTheDog Wed 11-Oct-17 14:53:16

Good grief, I’m glad I’m 55 and my eyesight’s going 😀

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