Proof That Instagram Photos Aren't Always What They Seem

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Have you ever scrolled through your Instagram feed and thought, some of these pics just seem too good to be true?

That's because they probably are.

Chompoo Baritone, a Bangkok, Thailand-based photographer who studied at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology, created a photo series that reveals the unpretty truth behind seemingly perfect Instagram photos, highlighting how a simple crop and a filter can transform a less-than-exciting moment into something magazine-worthy. She layered a screenshot of the completed Instagram post over an unedited, full-size photo to really make these differences stand out.

The results are shocking - even #NoFilter posts seem to have something to hide in a well-placed crop.

Here's the proof:

Rooftops aren't as photogenic as Instagram makes them look.
Chompoo Baritone/Facebook
There are very few places where you can actually be alone on a beach.
Chompoo Baritone/Facebook
Not everyone is as good as yoga as they let you think!
Chompoo Baritone/Facebook
To see more photos from Chompoo's series, read the article on Elite Daily.

TBH, we're not really surprised by a lot of these crops. We all know that many bloggers and celebrities have carefully curated accounts to make their little slices of life seem much more exciting than reality. Some might argue that Instagram sets an impossible standard for the rest of us, but is creating beautiful things really that bad?

That's up to you to decide!

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