how to ruin a photo

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Body image is important.
Tonight I found myself staring at these photos finding myself feeling absolutely awful about my body and the way it looks.

I hated that my legs didn’t look defined
I felt like my thighs looked huge and unathletic
I felt like I needed to loose weight asap

Until something clicked.

These photos are from my first meet last weekend. This body allowed me to run sub5 in the mile after a 2:10 800 only a few seconds away from my personal best and now here I am hating this body.

It’s scary and crazy how quickly a few unflattering photos can completely ruin the way you feel about and view your body.
I’m sorry body, you don’t deserve my negative criticisms

me: HOLY SHIT this is the BEST photo of Jin I’ve ever seen

(2 seconds later…)

me: HOLY SHIT this is the BEST photo of Jin I’ve ever seen

(2 seconds later…) 

me:: HOLY SHIT this is the BEST photo of Jin I’ve ever seen

(2 seconds later)

me: *EXPLODES*

Here’s present for you~

My name is Jason, and I like to think of myself as a self-taught amateur photographer. My blog through ink and light showcases some of my work and art. The style that I love seems to be landscape photography, since it shows how versatile our surroundings can be.

This photo shows The Ruins, a historical landmark in the Philippines. It was the grandest mansion at the time of World War 2. But it was burned down to prevent the Japanese from making it their headquarters. Today, it’s restored yet only the skeletal concrete framework remains, that’s why it’s called The Ruins.

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LOOK HOW CONSISTENT TONY’S SMILE IS ON BOTH PHOTOS… OR TO MAKE IT FANDOM RELATED, LOOK AT ANDY’S FACE. 

HE LOOKS HAPPY JUST TO BE WITH HER AND SHARON JUST LOOKS LIKE AWKWARD ON THE FIRST PIC. THAT SIMPLE CLOSED-LIP SMILE JUST TO ACCOMMODATE ANDY’S REQUEST FOR A PHOTO. 

THEN YOU GO TO THE 2ND PIC AND YOU SEE HOW DIFFERENT AND HAPPY SHARON’S SMILE IS.  THE FIRST PHOTO WAS TAKEN WHEN THEY WERE COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS WHO GO ON NON-DATES. THE 2ND ONE IS WHEN SHARON FINALLY REALIZED WHO ANDY IS IN HER LIFE.  IT’S LIKE SHARON ALREADY REALIZED HOW FAR THEY’VE COME AND THAT THIS GUY BESIDE HER HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR HER AND SHE’S FINALLY HAPPY. 

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Happy Birthday Hinata! ( ˘ ³˘)❤

Hinata was (and still is) one of my biggest role models growing up.  She spoke to me so much because I was just like her growing up.  Shy.  Easily bashful.  And felt incredibly weak.  But she possessed something that I didn’t have yet.  Courage.  Forgiveness.  And the will to never give up.  That was her true strength that bloomed into something more as she kept developing as a person.  That became something I idolized and looked up to (along with Uzumaki Naruto).  She became a positive influence on me to become the much stronger person I am today.  

So サンキュー ヒナタ╰(✿´⌣`✿)╯♡

I LOVE YOU BBY.

friendly reminder (from an annoyed photographer)

since i’ve seen so many people in the parks lately with big fancy cameras who clearly have no clue how to use them-

do not use flash during shows during the day. it has no effect on your photos and it’s just irritating to performers and everyone around you.

do not use flash on brightly lit shows at night. it’s annoying and gives everyone in the photos a weird shiny white-washed look. and it’s not just your photos. i don’t particularly care if yours look like that. if you like that look, fine. but take a second to consider everyone around you and those performing. do not blind the performers with your huge flash just because you don’t know how to use your camera properly. do not ruin everyone around you’s photos because you don’t know how to use your camera properly.

do not use flash on dark rides. let me say that again. do not use flash on dark rides. you wouldn’t think this needs an explanation but for some reason everyone feels the need to do it anyway. don’t do it. it annoys the people around you and it’s not like “the cast members won’t see it”. they will see it. just don’t be that person. it’s not a difficult concept.

do not use flash when it is unnecessary. learn how to use your incredibly expensive camera or don’t have it at all. if you’re not willing to learn to use it without ruining things for everyone else, leave it up to someone who is.

do not use flash when it is unnecessary.

do not use flash when it is unnecessary.

DO NOT USE FLASH WHEN IT IS UNNECESSARY.