The Secrets That Hide Behind Those Perfect Instagram Pictures
In the social media driven world we live in today, it can be easy to compare ourselves to the achievements of others. We see perfect images posted on Instagram and think that is how people really live their lives. However, there are dark secrets behind those photos — and some of them could even cost you your life.
Filtering The Bad Away
If you’ve ever used Instagram, you’ve used a filter. However, some people go to the extreme. They’ll use complex color tools to turn a brown, murky beach into a pristine oasis. One Instagramer, Chompoo Baritone, uses her platform to show just how much a filter can change a picture. She also shows us another tool that can be used to alter reality.
Cropping Out Reality
Everyone follows that one person on Instagram that seems to have their life together. As you see it, their house is always clean and the children are perfectly calm. In reality, they are simply cropping out all of the bad parts. If you find yourself comparing your life to theirs, remember you’re comparing reality to a fantasy.
Strike A Pose
Some of the most popular Instagram accounts belong to beautiful women. While they may be fitter than your average person, they also use posing to their advantage. Fitness models like Sara Puhto and Iskra Lawrence can make their waists look smaller while enhancing other parts of their bodies. Although this is frustrating, it doesn’t even come close to the lengths some social media stars are willing to go to.
Timing Is Everything
Travel enthusiasts have the ability to perfectly time photos so that attractions seem more appealing. One Instagramer set out to prove this by posting fake vacation photos. Carolyn Stritch wanted to show people that everything isn’t what it seems online. Although, sometimes it is. And that can be a scary thought.
Risking It All
Once you gain a following on Instagram, the pressure is on. You have to deliver interesting and original content. In order to do this, some Instagramers risk their lives. For example, Jackson Coe fell to his death trying to take a photo at the top of an apartment building. While most people who perform these stunts don’t get hurt, is it really worth the risk?
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