- Sep 20, 2018
Which is more accurate? mirrors vs selfies!
Mirror, mirror, on the wall – who is the fairest one of all?
“Not you, for sure!” shouts the camera.
They say the mirrors don’t lie. Well, they don’t show the whole truth either! Not even on the days when you stand in front of it for hours admiring yourself. You see the truth the moment you open your front camera.
On a lighter note, have you ever wondered why your face looks just a little different in photos than it does in the mirror? if you want to look as good in your picture as your reflection in the mirror, we've got your back!
It’s about the dimensions
The picture we see in the mirror is the view of both the eyes combined by the brain. Did you know that both our eyes see the world a little differently? Yes, it does! Close one eye at a time and compare what you see. The image that you see in your camera is a flattened 2-dimensional version of yourself whereas the mirror shows you the 3-dimensional version of yourself.
Photos you see online are the best ones
If you think you’re the only one who doesn’t look good in pictures, you’re wrong. The celebrity's candid shots over which you swoon, how are they picture perfect? Because that one picture-perfect-not-so-candid picture is the result of long hours of labor and 100 bad shots.
Your face is not symmetrical
My face is not symmetrical, and most people’s faces aren’t. We are not noticeably asymmetrical - if someone’s talking to you face to face or you’re looking at yourself in the mirror, you’d never notice. But the camera shows a big difference.
You force your smile
You're more relaxed, confident, and more likely to smile and act naturally when you're looking at yourself in the mirror. But when you start to ‘pose’ for a photo, you are already conscious and your facial muscles tense giving you an awkward or weird look. It's best to relax when taking pictures and try to focus on something else other than the smile.
Flash is a no-no
according to OKCupid, harsh camera flashes add seven years to your face. The flash is highly unnatural and captures highly unflattering images. It can make you look shiny and greasy as cameras can't adjust to lightness and darkness the ways our eyes naturally can.
Flip it up
The mirror shows you your image in the reversed manner. So, when you see yourself in the captured image, you don’t seem to recognize yourself for a moment as photos do not capture a reversed image. On a good day, if you feel like your picture aren't turning up as beautiful as you expected, try flipping it up!