Post your photo here for critique by the hivemind!
Older critiques can be found in That Internet Dating Thing thread, starting around page 190.
I think fire should post a photo of her own for critique. And no, not that photo.
So, wait, is this supposed to be a photo of YOURSELF and not your vacation pics? Specifically for purposes of using on a dating site?
I think it's supposed to be something you'd show another human being of and it's focus should be you.
I never got my official critiques, and I'm up for having my confidence generally crushed! Behold my E3 awkwardness!
No need for crushed confidence man! Though I'm sure you could take a far more suitable dating/introductory photo than that top one. I'm really not sure what you're hoping to achieve with it. Do you honestly think glowering over a two-handed blade of nerd+3 whilst sat on a papier-mache throne is the way to bring people in? I love a bit of geekery (I mean, I'm here for fuck's sake) but even I went whoa.
I'm not saying that you should hide yourself, or what you enjoy, it's just a bit full-on as first impression pictures go. It provides definite answers to a lot of unfortunate questions, rather than implied answers to some more interesting ones. It's focused on the wrong things.
I don't mean to sound uncharitable by the way. It's just as photos go it's really obviously not fit for purpose. The second one is a lot better at actually showing you rather than some shonky Age of Conan concept art. Just a shame it's got the redhead in and that you appear to be on a heavily listing ship. But that sort of vibe is definitely better.
The second one is overexposed meaning you've lost some of the texture in the shadows and blacks and your face has blown highlights.
Someone else would have done it if I didn't.
Black baggy shirts make you look pale and overweight. Jeans aren't doing you any favors either. Exercise and diet tweaks will take care of the weight (the thread here seems to have some good advice). Then pick up some slimmer shirts in brighter colors, and something like http://us.levi.com/product/index.jsp...194290.3265795
But I am pale and overweight!
Someday, though, I'll actually bother getting pictures of myself that are new. The Age of Conan booth isn't exactly prime dating site material anyway, I don't think I've used it ever. But it's fun to have up here! Come to think of it,I don't actually think I've been in any pictures for three years now, which...is probably odd? Wait, I do have one or two, but I'm in costume, so those probably aren't the best. Should probably have more than "Me looking awkward with Judy Nails" though!
Yeah, I should work on that.
PS-Blame the photographer, Buceph!
I hope I never am single again, I cannot take a serious photo of myself, usually when I am in front of a camera I make faces like I am in front of a mirror.
One could always find out it's not so bad, or there could be amusing entertaining commentary, of course!
Last edited by stusser; 11-25-2010 at 06:10 PM.
This is my facebook picture. I am not trying to date anyone. I am on the left.
Please don't quote spam links.
I didn't even think it was spam, since the guy has posted quite a few times otherwise. Amazing that it was Fire's question about how to make a .gif that set it off into VM territory though.
What was spammy about the avi to gif converter link? Looked legit to me when I went to the site....*confused*
Beards are the new black man, you didn't hear?
lols. I may be missing a comma somewhere there.
My current facebook photo. Picture me shaking a cane at you goddam kids with your noisy things.