Are You a Camera Shy Woman? How To Overcome It?

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Dove Say Goodbye To Being Camera Shy Campaign

Are you camera shy? Are you the one who always volunteers to be behind the lens? I have a lot of friends who refuse to get photographed. I don’t know if they are shy or insecure but it really irritates you when you want to take a group photograph!

Ever since I became a beauty blogger I’ve got more friendly with the camera. If I’ve my way I will post a FOTD everyday on blog but I don’t want to bore you guys! But yes I do stay away from people who know nothing about photography and click you from weird angles. Also I’ve this signature profile. I feel I look my best with my right profile in focus rather than the left. I drive sailor nuts when I just refuse to strike a left pose. I don’t know if this is being shy or not. Just psychological I guess.

Dove has come up with a new video after the success of its real beauty sketches video. Do watch it if you have not. And now the video I’m talking about.

Dove reveals that Indian women are missing out on some of life’s most memorable moments because they are not happy with the way they look.  A sense of anxiety about their appearance prevents them from capturing precious memories on camera, including those of their own wedding or the birth of their child or special family holidays. It raised the question about why adult women hide from the camera, but loved the camera when they were little girls.  Women should feel confident to smile for their next photo, so they do not lose out on capturing their precious memories. Dove encourages women to celebrate their own beauty with tips to help them “say goodbye to being camera shy.”

To help women say goodbye to a camera shy mindset, Dove Global Self-Esteem Ambassador Jess Weiner offers these tips:

  • Ban beauty-bashing comments such as “I look so fat” or “I’m having bad hair day.” Negative talk makes everyone feel anxious about their looks. The more positive affirmations you make about her own beauty, the more her self-confidence will soar.
  • Nobody is perfect. Remember that those “perfect” images of celebrities have been styled and retouched by a team of professionals from start to finish. There is no such thing as perfect beauty.
  • Women should not get caught up about how they look in a photo, but rather think about when they are 70 and remember how great it will be to have captured that time in life. 
  • Finally, Focus on Making Memories. Instead of stressing about looks in a photo, women should think about how they will FEEL when looking back 5, 10 and 50 years from now remembering the joy they had at the beach with family or the celebration shared with friends. When women focus on the type of memory being made, they will find that their face and body will relax, resulting in more natural, genuine smile and true enjoyment.

Lastly, I think its all about discovering your best poses. Just practice in front of camera and see which angle or smile suits you the best.  People always compliment these days on how I look nice in my photos….well I’m still the same….I just got a phone with front camera! *wicked smile* It makes a world of difference, believe me.

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Founder and Editor-in-chief, VNA. When she is not moonlighting as the editor, you can find her watching american sitcoms and movies. She is a huge lover of literature, instagram, snapchat and food and could possibly be more passionate about these than makeup!

3 COMMENTS

  1. First off all Hats off to you!!!..you are really doing a great job..In each and every post I can see how you are confident and proud about yourself..kudos to you!!continue your great work :) :) way to go :) you are such a cute and adorable gal :)

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