I don't think the two have to work together necessarily. Thoughts?
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I have a best friend who I think is the most beautiful person ever. I mean seriously, he has great health, posture, body, skin, hair, eyes, teeth its crazy. He looks like the product of generations of meticulous breeding lol and as an artist and photographer I can't help but notice.
Yet he takes the crappiest pictures. Even with a high quality DSLR I am unable to capture him properly. I think he has difficulty posing, and makes a weird smile-like expression that does it. He's like a whole other person in animation though.
I think for many others, improper lighting (which creates weird eye bags, bluer skin etc), or low quality of the photographs is the bigger issue. Likewise, we look at our bodies and face all the time, we automatically register the best impression of ourselves in our minds. However, the photograph may not be a complete montage of what we think but more so how we actually look like then, which may not live up to our expectations.
Sometimes, you won't think you're as good looking in a picture whereas others may think you look absolutely great. Happens, its natural for us to think this way.6