The shocking truth behind a transformation photo
One blogger shares how looks can be deceiving.
There continues to be a battle over photoshopped images of models and celebrities, and one blogger is showing just how different someone can look instantly given the right lighting and a few subtle changes.
MeIVFitness took a photo of herself in a bikini, then took another photo of herself just a few minutes later, where she looks completely different — as though she spent weeks dieting, getting her hair and makeup done and hitting the gym — how’d she do it in merely a few hours? Just putting in some hair extensions, applying fake tanner, and posing at a different angle than she was originally. All this was done to prove that looks really can be deceiving, and all those images we see in the media are, in fact, enhanced.
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"I believe my image illustrates my point, that images can be deceiving. But i [sic] really want to touch on another point.. that i feel is the bigger concern when it comes to before and after photos. The fact that most of them happen within a ridiculously short amount of time. I'm not saying that big changes don't happen fast (because they can, I have client pictures to prove it)- but I feel like these '2 week progress' pictures set people up with unrealistic expectations of how fast they should be getting results.”
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She continued to say that we have to remember it all may be an illusion, and is no basis to judge someone on. “What a before and after shot doesn’t tell you how the person achieved it. It doesn’t tell you if they did it a healthy way or if they starved themselves for weeks on end to get there. It also doesn’t show you the persons mental state, their self worth, how the hours of exercise they did, the lifestyle change, the early mornings, the skipped lunches, how they handled social situations or how many skinny mini teas they chugged.”
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