so today I walked past a mirror, then stopped and thought "oh, I look cute today". I decided to take a picture because I haven't changed my profile pic in forever. I took a picture, then looked at it, and I looked awful. huh?
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The bad news is: photographs are actually a more accurate representation than mirrors.
The good news is: photographs only capture you at an instant in time and in 2 dimensions. Posing can look awkward and staged, and candid shots often catch us in an awkward way. Lighting can also change the way a photo turns out. So a photograph isn't necessarily representative of how people see you in person.1