Sometimes we look better in the mirror, other times we like ourselves more in pictures. Let’s try to figure out the secret
You might not realize it, but there is a psychological aspect that plays an important role in how you perceive your appearance, whether it’s in a photo or the mirror. We mostly look in the mirror at home when we feel our most relaxed. As for photographs, we usually end up in the frame while we’re on foreign turf, meaning that we can look more tense and unprepared. Another important aspect is the angle. You see, nobody’s face is purely symmetrical. Just try to find your perfect angles and work them every time your picture is being taken.
White balance also influences our appearance in pictures. Every type of lighting has its own temperature, but when we look in the mirror, we don’t register this temperature diversity at all because of the way our brain works. The camera, unlike the brain, makes us see our features in objective lighting.
Pretty much every time we look in the mirror we focus on one thing and don’t analyze how our lips, nose, eyebrows, or shoulders work together to form our appearance. When we look at a photograph, we perceive everything at once and notice things that previously seemed insignificant. In a reflection, we always see an inverted version of ourselves, and that ultimately shapes our perception of what we look like.
Even if you’re not the most photogenic person in the frame, don’t worry! Take some time to get to know yourself and your appearance, and you’ll always look your best in every shot.
The psychological aspect 0:30
The angle 1:34
White balance 2:40
Focusing on certain aspects of your appearance 3:33
-We tend to look in the mirror the most when we’re at home, in an environment where we feel our freest and most relaxed. As for photographs, we all try to look good and want to get a perfect picture to share on social media.
-Every morning, as you look in the mirror, you stand in the same spot, observing ourselves from a familiar perspective. When it comes to photographs, you don’t always get a warning about how, when, and from which direction the picture will be taken.
-Your brain automatically evens out all the subtle differences and shows you the complexion you’re used to seeing. The camera, unlike the brain, doesn’t try and help us out here. It makes us see our features in objective lighting.
-Pretty much every time you look in the mirror, you usually focus on some particular part of your reflection and don’t see the overall picture. When you look at a photograph, you perceive everything at once and notice things that previously seemed insignificant.
-In a reflection, you always see an inverted version of yourself, and that ultimately shapes your perception of what you look like. Pictures, on the other hand, portray us the way we’re seen by others.
-Only photographs can give us a more accurate image of ourselves. Don’t be afraid to take more pictures to see what angle or pose is the best for you and which of your features you should highlight.