Since I am so bad at taking my own pic and not being photogenic, I give people the raw. It’s what they are going to see. What’s the point of a filter or lighting when that’s not the real me?
Mind you, I have an exceptionally warped view of myself. This year has proven an insane hurdle to overcome with 2 surgeries that have wrecked havoc upon my body, my face, my hair.
I do think many people have a great knack for making their photos look their best. I’m not that person. Maybe a little trick here and there could get me on a better track with respect to what I see in the mirror, which is usually a monster.