- showing the result of a lack of expertness : lacking ease or grace: causing embarrassment
I’ve heard it before:
“I am really awkward in front of the camera.”
“No, really, we are incredibly awkward when having our photo taken.”
Very few of us are professional models or spend time posing in front of the camera just for fun. So, by very definition, while some of us are more vocal about our concerns, the majority of us have a “lack of expertness“, when it comes to being in front of the camera.
Which is okay! Part of my job as your photographer, is to guide you through the process, to help you feel comfortable, and to light and pose you in the most flattering ways for your body.
Where do we start?
There are little tips and tricks, such as where your body weight is placed, creating shape through space, angles, and lighting that can help you be photographed in a flattering way. I don’t expect you to know, or to naturally do these things. I will specifically communicate everything I want you to do in front of the camera.
If you have any specific body insecurities, it is helpful for me to be aware of those, so that I take them into consideration when posing you. Whether or not the world and I think you look amazing, your own personal sensitivities can reflect in you not loving an image of yourself. When you communicate those, we can create images that you personally enjoy.
I really, really love to laugh. So, if I can get you to laugh, I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot. Once you get to laughing, your body is more at ease and you can enjoy the process. I thoroughly delight in making a connection with you, and easing you into being in front of the camera. For me, your emotion pouring through the lens, is almost more important than a “perfect portrait,” because it tells your true story. Fun will kick awkwardness to the curb every time.
If you feel awkward in front of the camera, just know that you are not in the minority. While I don’t have true mathematical statistics, my guess is that about 98.9% of us feel awkward when getting in front of the lens.
The good news though, is that communication, a little guided posing, and a dose of fun, create the perfect recipe for eliminating awkwardness all-together.
Take the first step to a fun, awkwardness-free session. Schedule your in-person, obligation-free, Consultation Visit today.