All of us are more or less aware that Instagram isn't a platform to depict the most accurate account of our lives.
Pictured: "#tbt watching our favorites play in Berlin. #best gals. #missthis."
Not pictured: the four hours spent queuing outside making frosty small talk because they too arrived early.
Not pictured: How none of the gals keep in touch anymore because what's the point.
Not Pictured: The band didn't play any of the songs they knew because they just wanted to promote the new album; which was a total flop anyway...Not to mention the lead singer's rant towards the end about how he wished everyone would put their phones away... Awkward.
It's not just the story behind the perfect Instagram picture that might be misleading. Editing applications can make us look thinner, plumper, appear to have a better complexion and eradicate the double chin.
One Instagram influencer is taking the discussion a step further. Amsterdam based, Rianne Meijer, who has 358K followers, decided to reveal her "outtakes". By showing the less-flattering images she had previously not shared, she uncovers the true power of the right angle, right lighting, and right filter.
Let's take a candid look at the not-so-candid knack to conquering the gram...
"So while waiting here at the airport in Berlin I figured no better way to spend my time than to keep it real."
"Every pic you see on my account is one in a hundred (or sometimes four hundred) and it was all about the right angle, right lighting and of course the right filter. Nothing perfect about me and nothing perfect about my life."
Even Instagram Influencers squint!
'True Romance' meets caught in the headlights...
Strong jawlines are all in the delivery.
Hot-air-balloon... [not so] hot-air-balloon...
Hollywood Star vs. Indie Flick Teen
Sultry and smiling don't go hand in hand...
Prone to getting a shiny forehead? The right filter will wipe it away!
Nose conscious of the side profile? Sunglasses are a simple trick.
Summer holidays: Expectation vs. Reality.
"Oooh, a white wall- quick get out the camera!"
Shoulders back and look out toward the sunset...
How to look cool in a field of flowers...
Which way is the wind blowing?
The classic Amsterdam bridge shot...
How to take a laughing picture whilst avoiding looking like I've got a weak chin? : Google search.
Anyone else feeling way better about themselves from looking at these pics?
"for everyone who’s having a bad day: you is beautifull"...or perhaps she should have added, "at the right angle!"