So, they say that photographs make you look a little heavier or fatter by 5 to 10 lbs or kgs.
It does appear to be true as most of my photographs make my face look "fuller / rounder" than as it is visible normally or in the mirror.
And for probably the same reason some "skinnier" people look nicer or more attractive.
And for someone who works out and is relatively athletic guy, but never takes any selfies, my selfie skills suck.
And plenty of "short & stout" ladies can pull of better looking profiles.
But I figured there's some photography science & art to this.
I did not know the details behind it but recently chanced upon this article.
Key points of Article:
- Camera Lens Distortion (Barrel vs Pin Cushion Distortion)
- Angles of camera
- Your pose
How could I fix these distortions to present a more realistic view of myself?
I'm not trying to look slimmer or all the crazy stuff that people do, just more realistic fix of photographic distortions to reality.
A good detailed "photography science/ technical" response and "How to" would be great.