How To Not Be Camera Shy

Written by Indrani Karmakar  • 

Imagine being camera shy in a world where almost all electronic communication devices come with an inbuilt camera! We understand if you have done things like blocking the camera with your palm each time someone tries to click your photo. We also know it hasn’t been easy for you to dodge the cameras so far, but deep down, everyone wants good photos of themselves. So if cameras render you catatonic, and you have been trying out ways to overcome the uneasiness with your photos being clicked, we have some tricks that might help you with it. Read on to know them all!

Ignore The Surrounding People

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People who are usually uncomfortable in front of the camera are made even more self-conscious by the attention of onlookers. The most effective method of dealing with this is to tune off the outside world. If you can pull your attention away from the audience and onto the shot, you may get a more relaxed and candid vibe in your photographs.

Move Before You Click

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Turn up the tunes and get moving before snapping that killer photo. Move about by doing things like dancing, arm swinging, spinning, jogging, and so on. Just standing there won’t cut it. Posing before snapping a shot might lead to incredible results.

Explore Some Good Poses

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It could be your hair, or the left side of the nose that is preventing you from looking your best in photographs. Whatever the case may be, if you aren’t happy with how your face looks from a certain angle, you’ll be able to see it clearly in photographs. In light of this, you should practice different stances in front of the mirror to find the one that flatters you most.

Try To Understand Why You Are Camera Shy

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Knowing what makes you uncomfortable in front of the camera is the first step in overcoming your fear of photos. Your stress response causes your body to act in a way that makes you look awkward on camera. When you aren’t used to filming yourself, you may feel a lot of uneasiness and even freeze up. The resulting alteration in vocal modulation may sound quite artificial. That’s why it’s crucial to find out the root of the problem and start fixing it immediately.

Reward Yourself With Compliments Before The Click

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If you feel awkward in front of a camera, try giving yourself honest praise for your looks. Every day, remind yourself how lovely your smile is and how great your hair looks. At first, you might find the upbeat attitude strange and challenging, but you’ll quickly see the benefits of doing this. Taking care of your appearance might also help you feel better about your photos. Changing your hairstyle or applying some makeup to enhance your best features might work wonders for you.

Learn All About Your Phone Camera Angles

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Getting in front of a camera is the best method to get over being camera shy, and the camera on your cell phone is the most convenient instrument at your disposal. You own the phone, you own the camera, and nobody else can see it till you show or post it. That is to say, you have the freedom to practice filming yourself with your own style and to get used to watching your own footage. When recording your video, focus your attention on the camera rather than the screen. The latter will cause your eyes to be at an unnatural slant. When you address the camera properly, your audience will feel like you’re speaking directly to them rather than to yourself.

Set The Stage Right

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Whether you are sitting on the couch, lying in bed, or taking a stroll, keep filming yourself. The more practice you put into making videos, the more you’ll learn what kind of lighting looks best on you and what kinds of environments make you more confident in your voice.

Pace Yourself

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Consider slowing down your speech rate as well. If you talk too quickly, it’s probably because you’re anxious. If you want your listeners to understand what you’re saying, consider slowing down your speech by 10–15%. Not everyone is used to having conversations at a breakneck pace.

The more comfortable you get in front of a camera, the more your natural confidence will shine through. Keep up your daily practice and use videos posted by others as a learning tool. We hope these tips will help you master your camera and boost your confidence to click wonderful pictures of you. It is important to feel good and beautiful in your skin and stay at ease in the photograph. So, what is your secret to a good picture? Let us know in the comments section!

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