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Have you ever taken a selfie, looked at it afterward, and thought, That’s not even what I look like!
The problem was likely wide-angle distortion, the property of smartphone lenses (and other superwide cameras) that renders their subjects a bit odd-looking and cartoonish.
Fortunately, there’s a simple way around the problem if you understand a bit about the optics of these devices.
Here’s what you need to know:
Here’s the thing: Looking like a normal human being in photos is hard.
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And smartphones don’t make it easier.
Manufacturers build them with super-wide-angle lenses that can stretch and distort your face in unflattering ways.
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