Sunday, August 29, 2010

Unflattering Picture Sunday

So I've been thinking lately about my pictures. I take, on average, about 1,000 pictures a month. It's true- my camera is with me wherever I go and I am always snapping away. Obviously, with that many pictures- there are doomed to be some ugly ones that I don't post online. Furthermore, with the constant photo-tagging by friends on Facebook of pictures you don't necessarily like- everyone has become familiar with an unflattering image of themselves.

Through this, I have concluded 2 things.
  1. No one cares about a bad picture as much as you think.

  2. An ugly picture of you is something that you can easily move on from.

I have decided that it would be wise to keep myself in check and start a little series (for as long as I have interest in it) called "Unflattering Picture Sunday".

Kicking off my segment- here's my unflattering photo for today's Sunday.

What's up: My guy friends and me at my 24th birthday party in 2008. I look... smart....

Stay tuned for next week's fugly image!

Happy Sunday!

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22 comments:

Jessica said...

LOL @ this topic...too funny! You are right though, nobody cares about an unflattering photo of someone else. However, I have been known to "untag" many a time :)

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

This is a fun idea, Caitlin!!! :) I so agree with the following, btw - "No one cares about a bad picture as much as you think"! Plus, what you consider unflattering might look totally okay to others, and, it's actually possible for the situation to get backwards - like you might think it's a good picture of you, yet someone may notice you look unnatural and it ruins the picture or something. Happened to me at least once and ever since I actually believe people I trust on such remarks! lol

Panty Buns said...

You look good in even the photos you consider unflattering. i shudder to think how unflattering some of the photos of me would look if people had taken that many photos. The one i haven't posted are bad enough. Yours are great. Love your "unflattering" photo.

Stevie said...

I love it! There are so many unflattering pictures of me out there that I want to delete or burn, but I like your attitude! It looks like you're having fun in that picture and that's all that matters!

a blog full of weldons. said...

you are awesome! best sunday photo idea ever!

Anonymous said...

Lol too funny.

Jen said...

That is so funny!! I give you big props for putting that pic up!! Cheers to you! :-)

ellinelle said...

..I love this post and that is unique and great idea , something opposite all the airbrushing stuff ..it would be even good idea for a web site ..
..and I so agree with those 2 points ..like today we had some family snaps with my bf family , you know the family picture , all the girls was like - no , not me , I will take a snap etc ..but actually who cares that the hair is not perfect bla bla bla : )
..but I had experience when somebody from family put my 1 day after labour picture in internet and that wasn't nice at all , I mean it's very personal and it's hard time for the women to go through anyway ..
..but all the rest of pictures are fun : )

ellinelle said...

p.s
I would not call that picture unflattering ..you look cute ; )

Alison Kinsey said...

hahahaha Caitlin, you seriously ROCK!! This is such a funny/fun idea for Sundays, and I hope you stick with it. I always think the blog post ideas you come up with are so clever!

Unknown said...

haha. it may not be the best photo of you out but i bet it brings back great memories, it definately shows you were enjoying yourself ;)

xx

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mirmirzimzim said...

hahaha you are crazy girl. and interested time for this pic to go live, could have sworn you were elsewhere at this moment ;-)

o said...

LOL!! You are too funny! So true, no one really cares about a bad pic:) I dunno why some people are so OA (overacting haha!) with this topic. I knew someone who cried (?!) over a bad pic some friends saw, but she actually looked fine in the pic lol Anyway, awesome series! Btw, so not an unflattering pic:P You look cute!

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Keith said...

Cool photo. I'm sure you were having a great time.

bananas. said...

you are a brave soul. you don't how many times i am tagged on the most heinous pictures of me. i would never be ballsy enough to display them.

Nathalie said...

Haha, love this idea!! And I have to agree with you. I don't think you look bad in this pic, just having a laugh with the friends. I really like your openness so much!
*Nathalie

Kim Axani said...

Aww, haha, this is a funny idea. I still think you look good. Its so true that no one else ever thinks you look as bad as you.

Fleur said...

I love this kind of very smart looking photos! I'm always the one who looks worst :)

3ate4 said...

Haha great!

Kara said...

Haha, "smart". Awesome. There are plenty of awful photos of me that I've untagged, and yet I always feel so vain doing it. I kind of want to embrace the awful photos...maybe I should take a page out of your book and do it. Love this and you!!!

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