Wednesday, November 29, 2023


Do you like having your photo taken?

Some people loooove having their photos taken. You probably know at least one person who always says, “Oooh, take my photo here!” Or who always wants to take a picture with you. (Especially in today’s day and age of the “influencer”!) But there are also people who loathe having their photos taken. Which are you?

If someone goes to take your photo, how do you react? Do you immediately pose or do you shy away? Tell us why you do or why you don’t like having your photo taken in the comments below the poll. Thanks!


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Neal Davis (@guest_244501)
4 months ago

I’m not keen on having my picture made. I usually can avoid being in the picture, as others have noted, by taking the picture. 😉

Steven N (@guest_241735)
5 months ago

I too am normally the finger on the button.

Diane Mc (@guest_241638)
5 months ago

No…but that all changed with grandchildren. The thought of them not having pictures of us together later in their lives totally changed my mind. I came from a family of 9 and don’t have many pictures of our family or with my siblings. Things were different back then. My daughter-in-law has a wall of pictures. She’s from a family of 7 and both her parents passed away in the last 10+ years. It’s heartwarming to see pictures of them and the family pics. Figured out I was being selfish. Totally changed my perspective.

Bob (@guest_241480)
5 months ago

Yes but there are too many cell phones taking pictures!!

Deborah Mason (@guest_241479)
5 months ago

While I’m not fond of having my picture taken, and am usually the one taking pictures, I do allow it. Why? Because I realized after my mom died when I was young that we had almost no pictures of her, since she was the picture taker. I don’t want that for my family.

Tommy Molnar (@guest_241483)
5 months ago
Reply to  Deborah Mason

Excellent point. I’m sort of in the same boat. There are few pictures from my growing up years with my folks in them.

KellyR (@guest_241551)
5 months ago
Reply to  Deborah Mason

Same here.

Kurt Shoemaker Sr (@guest_241459)
5 months ago

I am usually the man behind the camera.

Shamrockcamper (@guest_241456)
5 months ago

I keep a photo album of our travels, according to that I disappeared 10 yrs ago

Jim Johnson (@guest_241451)
5 months ago

As I looked through family photo albums I realized that studio portraits don’t say a lot about a person in later generations, but groups of family snapshots tell a story. It doesn’t matter to the viewer how photogenic the subjects are. What mattered was how the subjects interacted with their world. So I don’t worry about messy hair (or what’s left of my hair to be messy).

Bob P (@guest_241449)
5 months ago

I don’t mind so much as it seems like I’m mad at the world in just about every pic. Only one taken many years ago with a my serious look not on my face but a grin that said what’s he up to that enticed my DW to follow up on my personality letter and find out. Now 7 wonderful years later we are happily married.

Herman (@guest_241438)
5 months ago

Rarely for me. I’m usually the one behind the cameras!

Jewel (@guest_241440)
5 months ago
Reply to  Herman

Same! I have taken so many of every place we go and of our kids but it has to be a selfie now if I’m in it. And that isn’t happening!

Skip (@guest_241436)
5 months ago

No No. Military ID and drivers license, State ID and only because I have to. I’m not the photogenic type. Yet my grandchildren are always taking selfies with there friends and pets. A whole different generation.

Tom (@guest_241426)
5 months ago

Depends who is doing the taking and why

Bill Byerly (@guest_241531)
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Yep, agree!

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