“Teka, bes, higa ako sa sahig para maganda kuha!” Ring any bells?

Whether we admit it or not, we’re very conscious how our profile pictures look like. We always want a pak na pak profile picture. ‘Yung tipong mapapa-heart si crush. But everyone knows it’s not an easy process. Getting that perfect shot is a struggle; a struggle we can’t face alone. We’re gonna need someone to take our photo for us. Ever supportive bestie to the rescue!

So for besties out there, here are 10 stages we’re sure you guys can relate to when trying to get that perfect social media profile picture.

Hahanap Kayo Ng Kabog Na Location

One of the most important things that make a good photo is the location. Part of the reason why people travel is to find that perfect backdrop. That one Instagramable location that will definitely up your Instagram game and make all of your followers jelly.

Aminin, umakyat ka lang ng bundok para mag-picture. But that’s okay; there’s no shame in that. At least, your search for the perfect location is giving you an active lifestyle. Keep on it!

Hindi Kayo Papatalo Sa Props

Of course you need props. What’s a beach picture without a sun hat, a swim ring, or even a surfboard, right? Props complete the whole picture; it gives it a feeling of legitimacy. So grab whatever you can that you think will give your picture a little extra kick.

You can also utilize the elements as props, too. Kung kinakailangan na mayroong pumapaypay sa gilid for complete wind effect, gagawin! It’s magic what a little wind can do to a picture, don’t you think? You’re definitely gonna need bes for this one.

Gagawin Mo Ang Lahat Para Makuha ‘Yong Perfect Picture, As In Lahat

Gapang sa sahig? Lambitin sa hagdanan? Bending a la Matrix? You name it. You’ll do it all for the perfect shot, and so will your bestie. You’ll do everything even when people start looking at you funny. Pake ba nila, right? It’s your picture, not theirs.

Just make sure not to do any life-threatening stunts. God knows there are people who have actually lost their lives

Dapat Makaquota Ng 100 Pictures Per Location

One photo is never enough. You and your BFF know that if you want the perfect shot, you need to either change your camera settings to burst or continue to take photos while the weather or place still looks good.

Side View And Angle Pa More

Of course, the background and props aren’t the only ones that should satisfy you, but your angle and pose too. So it’s a constant back-and-forth conversation of you and bes going, “Ano bes okay na ba? Maganda ba akong tingnan?”

Pag Walang Kukuha Ng Group Picture, Timer Sabay Takbo Sa Harap Ng Camera

Obviously, if you and your BFF are going somewhere, you’d want a picture together. So if nobody is around to take a picture of the complete gang or of the two of you, the old “click timer and run in front of the camera” trick always works!

Magiging Instant Panel Of Judges Kung Okay Na ‘Yong Pictures

After taking a thousand and one pictures, you and your BFF take a good 20-30 minutes reviewing the photos to check if they’re good. Because if not, it means another set of a hundred photos on the same location.

Edit And Filter Like There’s No Tomorrow

After picking the photo you want, whether you admit it or not, you try to add popular filters to keep the shot in trend. And of course while editing and choosing filters, every now and then you’ll turn to your beshie and say, “Bes, ano mas magandang filter? Ito o ito?”

“Uy, Credit Mo Ko Ah

Of course a good photo doesn’t just mean a great model but someone who knew how to work the camera, that’s why you’ll often hear your BFF say, “uy, wag mo akong kalimutan icredit.”

Moment Of Truth

After the tedious process, the moment of truth arrives, A.K.A finally changing your profile picture. And after likes and comments where people go, “goals!”, “ganda naman” and you’ll reply with a pa-humble, “uy, ‘di naman” or “mana sayo“, your BFF will also sneak in a comment saying, “ANG GANDA.. ng kumuga ng picture.”