Prettifying Photos of Yourself Just Turns You into a Walking Letdown

Prettifying is a word, firstly. It’s the act of making prettier, especially in a superficial way.

Prettifying photos is also a tech trend these days, apparently. Big enough it’s helped Snapchat and other apps grow exponentially, according to Wired magazine. While it’s great to have nice photos of yourself that look better than the real life you, the problem is people don’t meet your photos in person. They meet you.

The real you.

The real you that’s less than the prettified picture of you.

And what would you expect their reaction to be?

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A Valentine’s Day Toy Photoshoot

I got an idea for a photoshoot today with some small toys and fabric fragments I had around. The results are below, linked from my toy Instagram account, Ode to Toy.

These were taken with an iPhone, in my living room, as my digital SLR is in for sensor cleaning after years of use and getting dirty. I must say I am quite happy with the results. These square photos are all well over 2000 pixels in each dimension in their original files! The iPhone was able to capture small objects (about 2 inches high) from up close, in very vivid detail without blurring out much! It’s going to see a lot more use from me in the future! 🙂

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