They say a picture is worth a thousand words… well, when it comes to weight loss, nothing strikes home more than a few remarkable “before” and “after” shots.
It’s the best way for promoters of weight loss pills and exercise gadgets to sell their products, right?
If it wasn’t so serious, it would be funny. But, the line between real life and trick photography is very very thin, and people need to realize what’s really going on.
Bigger, Stronger, Faster
Here’s a short clip, taken from the documentary-style film, “Bigger, Stronger, Faster“, which is well worth watching if you haven’t seen it already:
How to Spot a Fake
I’ve always thought “before” and “after” shots were fake to some degree, but I never imagined that they’d be shot on the same day — that’s so wrong!
While this may be old news to some, a lot of people don’t have a clue this kind of thing goes on, so it’s worth talking about.
To me, it’s just one more reason reason not to trust the glossy magazines and supplement ads.
Before you believe before and after shots, look for ones that actually hold something dated like a newspaper as they are usually legit.
Have you been swayed to purchase by this type of ad in the past? If you were a photographer, how would you feel about doing this kind of work? Would you agree to do it?
Photo source: Pink Sherbet Photography