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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LiBye
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2 months ago

My bf doesn't take pictures of me...I take selfies of us both but he ends up looking better most of the time.

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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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2 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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HempFairy
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2 months ago

Hahaha! She looks like a Pixar character.

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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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Lasagne
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2 months ago

dang i thought they were the same person for a sec lol

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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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2 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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2 months ago

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

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boredhuman
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2 months ago

I hope you ate all the tacos instead of throwing them away for a picture.

Up All Night
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2 months ago

He donated them to those who are in need.

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Lasagne
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2 months ago

wait did you find him in there?

R L
Community Member
2 months ago

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

Just another bot
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2 months ago

The pic he took is funny and cute, but hers is just bad...awkward naked food pic?? Waste of tacos?? And why food in the bathtub?? Make it stop, yuck

Steven Essex
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1 month ago

I would have played "bobbing for tacos" on that one!

#IlovePets
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2 months ago

That looks hot!(literally)

Lasagne
Community Member
2 months ago

wait did u find him there?

J W
Community Member
2 months ago

Still... I wouldn't wanna eat tacos that someone else has rubbed their body all over...

LiBye
Community Member
2 months ago

That's a lot of tacos. I want some tacos. But not ones from the tub...

Morgan
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2 months ago

What's with the tacos?

Jon Park
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2 months ago

I can not believe that he put up with that! He must be a Saint!

Blackheart
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2 months ago

This makes me not wanna eat tacos.

Cherry Collins
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2 months ago

hahahhahhahhaa, angry taco eater caught by camera. lol xx

Starlee87
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2 months ago

Ummm his doesn't look good either

Me
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2 months ago

Ye

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Azhvaarkadiyan Thirumalai Nambi
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2 months ago

Wonder woman is that you !?

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Eva Zaqqum
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2 months ago

I am not surprised, if my boyfriend would use these heart filter, I'd go for some fun revenge as well. :D

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Nan Cresdee
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2 months ago

And he probably posted into didn't he?

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Jan Velart
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2 months ago

You are dating young Donald Trump?

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MomaBear
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2 months ago

They’re really cute photos! 😊

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Chris Watson
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2 months ago

He's got an artistic streak.

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Fred and George Weasley
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2 months ago

errol? like the weasley's ancient owl

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Jerry Xu
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2 months ago

Is that "EXIT" or "FAil"?

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boredhuman
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2 months ago

"Wow stunning, so beautiful! Marvelous! Quick, let me take a picture of that bush"

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LuckyL
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2 months ago

he was focusing on getting the best picture of the dog

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Melody_gacha 432
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2 months ago

Lol, vibing in quarantine🙃🙃

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Marlene Ricker
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1 month ago

This is nothing! You should see the pictures my grandson takes of me!

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Miss Cris
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2 months ago

Thst little finger

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Nan Cresdee
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2 months ago

Does he even know how to take a picture?

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varwenea
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2 months ago

He's not even trying.

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

I get this. You tell him you're taking his photo, take time to set it up. Guys don't.

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Truxxton
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2 months ago

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

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Cherry Collins
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2 months ago

Nice Haliconia, bad head ache.

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varwenea
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2 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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2 months ago

nice

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MomaBear
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2 months ago

Ha ha great photos!

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Denise Mclean
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2 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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2 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!

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