I want to teach all you ladies (and men who this might affect) a thing: I’m a professional photographer and I can’t tell you the amount of photos I see on this site and online in general where girls have been ‘touched up’ or done it themselves and people think the photo is natural and feel bad that they don’t look that way.
The photo on the far left of me is the original. The middle photo has had the skin smoothed and any blemishes removed, the teeth whitened slightly, the eyes have extra ‘sparkle’ added and the whites whitened. The third image has a filter that pops the color.
Now, even the first photo was taken with optimal lighting to already keep some small blemishes from showing and at a more flattering angle.
It is very easy to edit photos like this and to most untrained people, have it look like nothing was done.
Don’t judge your own appearance or worth based on someone’s photograph. You shouldn’t judge your worth on your appearance period, but we’re human and we do it, I know. So I want to at least be another person putting this information out there so you hopefully at least stop thinking that all those seemingly flawless pictures you see are natural, even the ones that aren’t celebrities.
We all have flaws. You don’t have to like them or even embrace them, but don’t put yourself down because of them or think there is anyone in this world who doesn’t have them.