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Infographic: Survey Reveals How Women Feel About Being in Photos

By fotosiamo on September 7th 2012

This is an interesting infographic created from Photobox survey about how women feel about being photographed. As photographers, we sometimes get caught up in the act of taking a photo that we may forget what it’s like on the other side of the lens. Being able to sympathize with your subject, especially if they are more self-conscious about how they will look will only help make you take better photos of them.

Here are several of the findings from the survey:

  • Out of 1,000 women aged 18-65, only 10% actually cared about how men think about them in the photos. Women between 35-45 are most bothered by what other women think of them in photos.
  • 75% of women surveyed hate swimwear shots of them the most.
  • The least favorite shot to have taken is full length with many women hating the camera tilting to portrait.

I’m guessing the last one is about taking a photo in a portrait orientation.

Readers, we would love hear your opinions on this infographic below:

Photobox Survey and Infographics of How Women Feel About Their Photos

Here is a video from Annabel and Photobox for women on how to look your best in photos:

Thanks to PetaPixel and PhotoPlus Mag for the link


Joe is a fashion and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He blends creativity and edge with a strong style of lighting and emotion in his photographs.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Albi Kl

    While interesting it is a fact that people lie and are unable to view themselves objectively. For instance the claim that only 10% of women care about what men think of them in photos is plain false. We are all genetically hard wired to care about what the opposite sex thinks of us.

    Such a discrepancy in the results of this survey bring to question the validity of the other items listed. That said, the survey does provide a unique insight. I would like to see a proper study conducted which could be further expanded to include men and various cultures and countries.

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    • Pye

      Yeah, agree with Albi, I highly doubt only 10% cared about what men think of them in photos, that seems like inaccurate polling. 

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