Fitness Blogger Shows Just How Much Lighting Can Affect Your Photos

Anna Victoria is no stranger to truthful Instagram photos. Earlier this year, the popular fitness blogger showed how flattering poses can make for killer Instagram selfies, but in reality things can look totally different. To prove her point, she took a photo of herself standing in a bikini and put it next to one of herself sitting down. In what she called “a normal angle,” Anna Victoria can be seen with the same stomach rolls the rest of us have while sitting down, despite having a seemingly perfect figure.

In a new snap, Anna proves her point again, but this time with lighting.

“Lighting. Is. Everything,” she wrote in a picture posted two days ago. The photo features Anna posing in the same workout outfit, one in an area where the lighting is dim and the other where it’s super bright. The photo with the dim lighting shows Anna’s arm looking sleek and toned. In the other, it looks dimply and lacks definition.

“99% of pictures you see on social media are taken in the best possible lighting and that ain’t no accident 💁 so when I got into the elevator with the lighting on the right, I zoned in on the cellulite on the back of my arms. Yes, cellulite on your arms is a thing! I’ve had it since the beginning of my journey and while it’s lightened up since then, it’s still not totally gone… because I’m human.”

She continued, “Seriously, girls, stop thinking you’re the only one with cellulite and that it’s some kind of disease! Yes, it absolutely can be reduced through healthy diet, exercise and proper water intake, but another component which you can’t control is genetics, and just being human. It’s not bad to want to reduce the sight of cellulite just like it’s not bad to want to lose weight and feel more confident overall, but don’t set out to lose weight JUST to have less cellulite. It can be a cherry on top of all the other amazing benefits.”

Anna concluded her post with a message of empowerment: “Do I love the look of my arms on the right? No, but I don’t hate it or myself for it, either. And you shouldn’t either.”

So once again, we’re faced with the wonderful fact that not everything on social media is as perfect as it seems.


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