Note About Progress Pics: I made one slight edit to the intro post. In an effort to simplify things as much as possible and minimize complications/user error, the only mandatory progress pic is a front relaxed. The profile, while very useful in judging progress, isn’t necessarily essential. A simple, straight-forward front relaxed pic with arms at the sides (not front lat spread, not front double biceps, not crab pose most muscular), should be easy enough to consistently replicate and obvious enough to showcase progress.
Good examples of front relaxed before/afters. As similar conditiong as possible with minimal variation in pose, location, lighting, clothing, etc.:
Not-Good examples of front relaxed before/afters. Significantly different conditions, drastically different poses, and/or too many variables:
Being able to see a difference in the before/afters isn’t the same as having a useful comparison pic. Do those “not-good” pics show that the people worked hard and saw results? Yep, but we can’t judge the details very effectively and some of the change can be attributed to generous lighting, contorted positioning, etc.