What Lets You See Your Real Self: Pictures or Mirrors?
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.