How to Take Progress Pictures
Updated: Aug 16
It might sound ridiculous to write a blog about how to take progress pictures, but when it comes down to it, there is a right way, and a wrong way. The blog could also be titled "the importance of taking progress pictures".
There is a right way and a wrong way to take progress pictures.
Let's start with the wrong way. Taking progress pics in lose-fitting clothes is essentially a waste of your time. You won't be able to see your progress if you can't see your body.
Another thing that often gets done wrong is taking updated pictures at different angles. If your first picture is up close, then your second, third, and fourth pictures need to also be up close. Try to also be in the same spot, with the same lighting for all of your pictures.
Make sure when you're taking your pictures that you get an angle from the front, from the side, and from the back. As your body begins to change, you will see different levels of progress in different areas. So, you want to make sure to be able to see all areas of your body.
We suggest finding a spot in your house where there is good lighting, setting up your phone at an angle where you can see your face, down to at least your knees, and setting the timer on your camera to 10 seconds.
It might feel uncomfortable at first, but as time goes on , and you continue to #takebackcontrol of your nutrition, and exercise on a regular basis, you'll be glad you started taking progress pictures. The scale, and even taking measurements won't always reflect the changes going on in your body. But pictures never lie.