One must apparently do not always believe what you see on the internet.
It is at the most enough, but now a former editor at a magazine revealed how the models and bloggers can use various tricks to cover up cellulite, belly fat, and make their cleavage-looking at the pictures.
she shows up on his Instagram profile.
She shares the pictures to be put focus on, that you must be positive about her body, regardless of how it looks.
Danae Mercer shows on the pictures, how bikini-body looks different depending on how the light filter and the position is on the image.
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BEFORE and AFTER transformations are so gosh darn easy to FAKE. And the dodgy brands, like those selling DIET TEAS or DIET JABS (the newest horrible thing to hit the market) often do exactly that. So before I get into the ANGLES and the technique and all that razzle dazzle, I just want to say this: Be careful. Especially to the teens on here, or those of us who have struggled with disordered body image. Be careful. Dodgy companies will use any dodgy methods to try to sell you things you don't need. Things like teas that make you poo or SHOTS that mess up your body or pills that make your heart race. HEALTH goals are incredible. There are LOADS of GENUINE FITNESS transformation on here too. Plenty of REAL ‘before and afters’, which are shared by people who are proud that all they've achieved. Those are incredible. I always have and I always will APPLAUD the HEALTH as an act of self love. This post isn't about that. It's about the BEFORE AND AFTERS with DIET ADS. Or with the DETOX TEAS. Or with the most recent onslaught of SKINNY SHOTS. And all the awful, awful fakery that wraps themselves around products more concerned with MONEY than with WELLNESS. It's about learning to be careful. And to view the internet with a critical eye — especially where money is involved. Now if you’re curious about HOW I took these PHOTOS, here's what I did: Pulled my bottoms up higher (longer leg line). Arched my back (waist looks smaller, bum bigger). Popped into my hips. Squeezed my core. Played with light and shadows to hide my cellulite. Swapped into more flattering clothes. And BAM. Before two After in 10 seconds flat. Try it if you fancy. It's pretty much a back workout. So there you go. Glad you're here. I hope this helped. Please don't ever buy a skinny jab. We're in this together. x #angles #posingtips #selfconfidence #beforeandafter #instagramvsreality #instavsreality
'Before-and-after images are so easy to make fake. Before I tell about the angles and techniques, I will therefore say: Beware. Specially teenagers, who have struggled with their self-esteem and appearance. Some firms are trying here is methods to sell you stuff you don't need', she writes.
In the spreads on Instagram, you can also read how the outcome is achieved,
'I have taken my panties further up in order to get longer legs, I bent in the back so my butt looks bigger. I have worked with the light and the shadows, so I have hidden my cellulite'.
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Insta vs reality — or LETS talk LIGHTING. Because that's the main difference in these photos. In one, my bum is deliberately angled into the shadows. The softer light, hides my cellulite and smooth's most of my stretchmarks. It's flattering. In the other, I'm just casually squatting (lol) beside the mirror. My hips and thighs are in the sunlight. Lumps and bumps are on show. There are a few posing differences (core tight, hips popped back, squeeeezzzinnnggg), but mostly this pic is about the LIGHT working its magic. When I worked in magazines, we shot at sunrise or sunset. On most sets, there were people holding SUN DIFFUSERS and REFLECTORS to help create the perfect FLATTERING balance of shadow and light. The same thing happens on SOCIAL MEDIA, just in a different form. Most insta-models know EXACTLY how to POSE and work their angles. And they know LIGHTING too. Like how the SIDE LIGHT, diffused from a window, is the most flattering for the abs but usually pretty harsh on the face. It's why you'll often see a phone covering the face. Or how SHADOWS can gently eliminate certain LUMPS and BUMPS. All that is fine with me, honestly. It's art and photography, and there is no shame in wanting to look FIERCE. But I also want to remind you about how SO MUCH on here is FILTERED. POSED. PERFECTED. And how you shouldn't EVER COMPARE YOURSELF to a STRANGER on the internet. Because the cowgirl, you're just seeing their snapshots taken in PERFECT LIGHT. Your reality is a whole lot more varied, miscellaneous, and human than that. It's more perfectly imperfect. Real. Raw. And that's a wonderful thing indeed. You've got this. x #instavsreality #womenirl #womenshealth #popsugarfitness #instagramvsreality #posingtips #cellulite #strengthmarks
Danae Mercer says that models now use the same tricks, as editors of magazines use, because they want to rich out to their followers.
'When I worked with magazines, so the shot we always pictures at sunrise or sunset. There are people that hold different objects to create the most flattering light and create the perfect balance between shadow and light'.
She hopes that she's with her lookups can provide a slightly more realistic view on how the body looks.