I’m an influencer and that’s the difference between posing and editing

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The influencer has been praised after sharing a shocking insight into the difference between posed, edited and natural photos.

Dana Mercer Ritchie, who is from California but lives in Florence and has 2.3 million followers on her Instagram @danaemercer, where she advocates for body positivity.

Dana, who gave birth to her first child last month, recently shared on social media how photos can be digitally altered – and the difference is incredible.

Posing in a blue tracksuit, she showed off her relaxed body without posing.

She then revealed a carefully posed photo, which appeared to have been taken moments later, where her legs are spread and her hand rests on her head, appearing to pull in her stomach.

After: Dana Mercer Ritchie, who is originally from California but lives in Florence, has been praised after sharing a shocking insight into the difference between posed, edited and natural photos.

Dana Mercer Ritchie, who is originally from California but lives in Florence, has been praised after sharing a shocking insight into the difference between posed, edited and natural photos

Finally, she revealed an edited version of the photo with subtle adjustments including lightened hair, a smaller waist, smoother skin and brighter eyes, as well as a narrower face.

Wearing the same outfit, she sat by the bed and took a picture in the mirror of a natural shot next to a series of digitally altered ones.

She captioned the message: “Only one of them is real.”

In another post, she was wearing a casual tracksuit and smiling for the camera without posing.

Alongside this, she posted a picture of her posing and showing how her leg placement completely changed her body shape.

Dana later posed in a bra and shorts, showing how moving her legs and tucking in her stomach can give her a completely different shape.

Finally, she sat down on the ground and lowered the waistband of her leggings to reveal her belly protruding forward.

The influencer is on a mission to show the reality behind the carefully curated pictures on social media and encourages her followers to embrace their natural look.

Dana, who gave birth to her first child last month, recently shared on social media how photos can be digitally altered and the difference is incredible

Dana, who gave birth to her first child last month, recently shared on social media how photos can be digitally altered – and the difference is incredible

Posing in a blue workout outfit, she showed off her relaxed body without posing and carefully posed in the shot, which saw her legs apart and her hand resting on her head as she appeared to tuck in her stomach

Posing in a blue workout outfit, she showed off her relaxed body without posing and carefully posed in the shot, which saw her legs apart and her hand resting on her head as she appeared to tuck in her stomach

She has amassed 2.3 million followers on her Instagram @danaemercer where she advocates for body positivity

She has amassed 2.3 million followers on her Instagram @danaemercer where she advocates for body positivity

Last month, Danai gave birth to her first child, but she shared with her followers on the Internet the full progress of her pregnancy

Last month, Danai gave birth to her first child, but she shared with her followers on the Internet the full progress of her pregnancy

Danai posed outside the maternity ward of the hospital before giving birth to her first child

Danai posed outside the maternity ward of the hospital before giving birth to her first child

The popular post received more than 75,000 likes, and Danai captioned it: “When I was being treated for an eating disorder, my therapist recommended something that I still do today:

“Every time I apply lotion, I have to say good things to my body. It was stupid then. It still feels a little silly now. But it helps.

“Because the words we say to ourselves, they form pathways – like little roads in our minds. And over time, those roads become stronger, more concrete, easier to go down.

“When it comes to self-love, we often have to create new routes, build new bridges. So we’re starting small. Let’s start with positive words.

Dana also shared insight into how her body has changed throughout her pregnancy with stretch marks

Dana also shared insight into how her body has changed throughout her pregnancy with stretch marks

Wearing the same outfit, she sat by the bed and photographed a natural shot in the mirror next to a series of digitally altered

Wearing the same outfit, she sat by the bed and photographed a natural shot in the mirror next to a series of digitally altered

The influencer aims to show the reality behind carefully curated social media snaps and encourages her followers to embrace their natural look

The influencer aims to show the reality behind carefully curated social media snaps and encourages her followers to embrace their natural look

“I’ve been doing it lately, quite consciously. Because my body has changed a lot. And it’s important to me that I treat it delicately.

“So I hold my stomach and say ‘mighty’ and ‘strong’ and ‘home.’ I touch my thighs and think it’s ‘capable’ and ‘supportive’.

“I focus on self-love. And today, maybe this little post will help remind you to focus on loving yourself too. Even if it seems a little silly, even if you’re not sure it works.

“Because over time, words become a habit, and you, dear soul, deserve natural kindness. You deserve all the kind words in the world. Your body too.”

Mom’s followers flooded the comments with praise and thanked her for her honesty.

One user said: “You look plastic in the edited one! Thank you for showing it all and being vulnerable with us. It’s incredible how our society works to shape this as our future. I have a nine-year-old, and watching the image of the AI ​​become what they want to look like is crazy.”

“Thank you for showing the real body after pregnancy. It helps a lot and you are beautiful,” another fan said.

Dana documented her pregnancy journey with her followers and shared pictures of her growing baby bump online

Dana documented her pregnancy journey with her followers and shared pictures of her growing baby bump online

The mother also talks about bloating on her Instagram page, letting the woman know that it's normal

The mother also talks about bloating on her Instagram page, letting the woman know that it’s normal

Another person added: ‘My guts just cried reading those words ‘strong’ and ‘able’. Yes, and we need those reminders.”

“We have to give it to you, even though you really know how to pose,” another fan joked.

Someone else commented: “I think marketing companies should see this, I’d rather buy stuff with more model body types.”

One person said, “I’m doing it! I also practice talking to myself when I’m taking a bath – it’s a little awkward, but it definitely helps.”

“Functionality over aesthetics any day. Our bodies are tools, not jewelry,” another fan agreed.

Danai posed by the pool in a colorful pastel bikini, showing off her toned stomach

Danai posed by the pool in a colorful pastel bikini, showing off her toned stomach

The new mother beamed for a moment while in hospital as she prepared to give birth to baby girl Aurora

The new mother beamed for a moment while in hospital as she prepared to give birth to baby girl Aurora

Someone else commented: “This is really inspiring, I have to start doing this too! Sometimes we give ourselves such a hard time but at the end of the day our bodies are amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing!’

– Such good advice. I used to think very negative things when I was working out… A girlfriend actually noticed and called me out on it. From then on I started saying positive things. At first, like you said, it sounded disingenuous or silly, but now it feels more honest and empowering!” wrote one of the viewers.

Another user said: “Not stupid at all. It’s empowering and liberating to be kind to your body in a world/society that feeds us so much self-hatred that we’ll pay anything and do anything to carve/sculpt into ‘acceptable’ versions of ourselves…”

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