Being in a relationship is having someone who appreciates and cherishes you. Whether it's spending time together on silly dates, hearing you tell them all about your crappy day, or taking candid photos of you in your favorite outfit. However, the way you end up looking in these pictures depends on... your significant other. To be more specific, one popular cliche says it comes down to their gender.

According to it, when girls photograph their partner, they check if the lighting is nice, if the angle is flattering, if no dogs are pooping in the background -- seriously, it's like a pilot's pre-flight checklist -- but when guys are snapping a pic of their girls, they care about none of that. All they focus on is documenting the event. Which often involves blurry faces and awkward poses.

And when you look at the comparisons some girls are sharing on the Internet to prove this theory, it's pretty hard to disagree. Continue scrolling to check out the evidence they provided and fire up Part 1 of this series.

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If you also can't take a good photo of your SO, that's not necessarily the end of the world. The most important thing is that you want to improve. According to Niko Karamyan, a photographer and model whose work has been exhibited around the world, a good starting point is the right atmosphere. "The best photography advice is to 'find your light,' but when I say that, I'm mostly talking about the mood," Karamyan told MEL Magazine. "The energy between a model and the photographer really does translate into the image. The more you enjoy each other's company while taking the photos, the better the vibe in the images will be."

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Kimberley Thomas
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11 months ago

I hope butt scratching isn't involved in an array of pictures taken by him, but it probably is.

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Sometimes your partner may ask for a photo because of how much they adore a certain location, other times, they simply like the way their hair looks that day. If the latter is the case, demonstrate your creativity by suggesting them stand in front of a vibrant wall, a picturesque view or whatever corner of the room you think is the nicest.

Karamyan highlighted the importance of increasing your awareness of what you’re actually capturing: “Take note of your surroundings and the environment and the details within it."

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Truxxton
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11 months ago

This is so cute! He is a keeper!

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Next, find the right light. "Look closely to see if there are any shadows, especially on a person's face. If you can’t tell through the lens, look at the person and be sure," Karamyan added.

When it comes to the the golden hour, video director Will Azcona explained, "There are actually two of these periods everyday — typically at the rise and fall of each day’s duration, like bookends. This means the best time to shoot is right before sunset and right after sunrise. Most of the images we’re exposed to in pop culture are shot during golden hour or are set up to mimic this kind of light."

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Hans
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11 months ago

you always carry a footstool?

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Also, consider that people love being photographed from above because it usually makes us look thinner.

However, snapping a pic of someone from below also has its upsides. “Throughout the history of portraiture, most subjects have been shot from the perspective of looking up at them," Azcona explained. "This is a simple visual cheat code to add a natural sense of strength, power, and reverence to any image. This perspective elongates the legs, a feature that’s been the most revered portion of the female body at times. It also exposes the neck and adds height to the subject by giving them a towering presence within the frame."

So there you have it. Go. Experiment. And remember that even though these tips might not make you the best portrait photographer, the extra efforts you put into your relationship definitely don't go unnoticed.

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Truxxton
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11 months ago

I am laughing so hard, they are both GREAT, definitely shows you two belong to each other.

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Akakskdnja
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11 months ago

Looks like a unicorn horn, get yourself a better photographer!😂

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R L
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11 months ago

I have questions...so many tacos...

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Dorothy Parker
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11 months ago

Still pretty.

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Truxxton
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11 months ago (edited)

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Best revenge, don’t you know guys hate all those stupid filter shit? Now I looked at it second time, it’s a dramatic improvement from your profile pix!

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11 months ago

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Fake

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Jan Velart
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11 months ago

You are dating young Donald Trump?

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Truxxton
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His pix show you are having fun, your pix show all you care about is taking the “prefect Instagram pix”.

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Chris Watson
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11 months ago

He's got an artistic streak.

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Truxxton
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11 months ago

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Honey, don’t kid yourself, your pix ain’t prefect. See that boat in your pix? And please notice his sunset exposure is much better than yours, yours is about 2 stops over and you need to pop the flash.

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Truxxton
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You fucking kidding me? His pix is way better than your!

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Miss Cris
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11 months ago (edited)

Sorry here, both are not very....

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Truxxton
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Another ungrateful Karen. Again, his pix is better than yours! You can’t even frame it right and cut dogs tongue off.

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Truxxton
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11 months ago

Read his facial expression. That says all.

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Truxxton
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Another that’s you in your profile pix?

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Miss Cris
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11 months ago

Thst little finger

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Truxxton
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I think he is trying tell you he is sick n tired how demanding you are, Karen.

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Truxxton
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Best pix of you, you should use it as all your profile pix.

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Miss Cris
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That's because he's natunal whereas you want to pose as an instagramer. So here you are :)

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Truxxton
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11 months ago

Looks like you are both enjoying each other’s company and food. So sweet!

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Miss Cris
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His pic is better

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varwenea
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11 months ago

In a way, not his fault. Behind him is a steady, non moving background which allows the camera to focus. Behind you is moving people, moving water, light reflections, all of which will distort your photo and much more difficult to nail a picture. The right thing to do would have been to move to a different spot or wait for people to clear out and have less variables.

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Adekemi akande
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11 months ago

nice

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MomaBear
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11 months ago

Ha ha great photos!

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Denise Mclean
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11 months ago

All I can say is every man in that took his GIRLFRIENDS photos, needs to go back to Photo Lessons 101 and pray the girlfriend does not get revenge ! Most men really are all alike, don't even try to understand them. Keep your sanity !

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Sharon Collier
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11 months ago

5.7 quake is like being rocked to sleep. Cut her some slack. My great aunt slept through the 1906 San Francisco quake---and they lived in San Francisco!

Kimberley Thomas
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11 months ago

I like his more in this case only because of the caption and the look on her face.

Randy Klefbeck
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10 months ago

For all of these........Don't you girls get it .....men are retarded...we can't help it.

Anuschka Conoci
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11 months ago

No problem here - my hubby is a skilled photographer and I am not so he has to take selfies if he wants good pics of himself.

Truxxton
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Why you bitching about it? Your attempt of Instagram photo failed so bad you should be grateful he even bother to pick up the phone to take your pix

Ellie Edwards
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11 months ago

I think you need a nice cup of tea and a calm down mate

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