There are many implicit duties that accompany a friendship. Holding your friend’s hair back while they drunkenly vomit, for example, is a classic duty. Rescuing them when an undesirable individual is hitting on them at a bar is yet another important friendship duty. However, one of the most-shirked of all the friendship duties is that of the personal photographer, who is tasked with capturing their friends at their most aesthetically pleasing (read: hot). While it sounds like a simple job, you’d be surprised at how many friends totally suck at it.
Recently, Twitter user @JeffJoseph96 shared the unfortunate disparity between the photo that he took of his friend, and the photo that his friend took of him.
Im so mad that I took this picture of reed and this is what he took of me pic.twitter.com/7zx7TIt8bn
— Jeff (@JeffJoseph96) May 29, 2018
The observation triggered others to air their grievances with their own photographically-challenged friend groups.
My friends do this to me all the time???,i go out of my way to make sure they get perfect pics but when its my turn its like they being rushed???
— Rama??❤ (@Mzz_Nanaama) May 30, 2018
Like, seriously. How hard is it to care that your friend looks good in a photo? FIND THEIR BEST LIGHTING, PEOPLE.
pictures i take of my friends vs pictures they take of me pic.twitter.com/g4qOV0MKQS
— alex ? (@lexgts) May 31, 2018
When i take a picture of my friend vs when my friend takes a picture of me pic.twitter.com/3C2koJyPk3
— madi b ♛ (@madibartonn) May 25, 2018
— mjdubs (@mariongurrrl) May 30, 2018
friend: hey can you take a pic…?
— morgan✨ (@momcfadden19) May 30, 2018
Honestly, I see why selfies have become so popular — because if there’s one person you can count on to make sure you look good in photos, it’s your own damn self.
I asked my friends to take cute candid pics of me at the beach today and this is what I got.. I’m now accepting applications for new friends. pic.twitter.com/aHlP7Q4nxu
— KTuck? (@KelseyTuckerrr) May 31, 2018
Don’t be afraid of using the “burst” feature on your phone, guys — because when you’re taking a photo of your friend, even if you aren’t a gifted photographer, the least you can do is give them a few options.