The other night, a friend had us over for a casual pizza dinner. It is no big deal, I thought and wore my super casual mom clothes and went with my hair in it’s absurdly frizzy-straight because I was sick and busy and, well, she’s my friend, she won’t care.And she didn’t.
Except that she was wielding her camera. And that I minded. In general, I LOATHE being in front of a camera. For whatever reason, my camera shyness completely takes over when I am in front of a camera and I come across in a photo with no dimensionality. There is rarely a glimpse of the essence of me in a posed photo. And if that weren’t bad enough, my desire to absolutely fake it in hopes of making it actually just creates a photo where my smile is so big that my eyes are shut and I am biting my tongue and partially sticking it out. I am fairly certain that no one takes a more spastic photo that I do.
And, yet, I am totally aware that if I don’t take photos, Happy has no record that I was there, enjoying everything along with him so I am trying to get better about my camera shyness. To that end, I recently wrote a post for Mamiverse on how to move past your camera shyness and behind the camera role into a greater comfort with being in front of the camera.
Because I know other women suffer with this same anxiety, I wanted to share the post with you here, too. Click on through for my thoughts on getting camera comfortable.