If you’re someone who doesn’t feel confident when the camera comes out, don’t worry you’re not the only one.

I often meet people who don’t like having their portrait taken and there are many reasons as to why, but one of the common reasons is they just don’t know what to do with themselves.

Here I’ll share with you my tips on becoming more confident in front of the camera and next time you see a camera, you can jump right on in without a worry.

 

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Tip #1

Relax.
Think about your body and how it’s feeling. Do you feel tension in your face & shoulders? If you do, relax them. Sometimes taking a big deep breath & shaking it all out is all ya need.

Tip #2

Get comfortable.
A lot of people are unsure what to do with their body or how to stand in photos, which always makes for a awkward stance. Try putting most of your weight onto one foot and relax the other by slightly bending your knee. Or tuck one foot behind the other and rest on your toes (hopefully you can picture that haha). Then think about where your hands are.  Place your fingers or hands into the back of your jean pockets, fold your arms, rest your hands on the top of a chair or if you can hug someone. Getting comfy is the best thing for feeling more confident in photos.

Tip #3

Stand tall.
When we stand tall we look and feel more confident. In photos it also shows through. Good posture will also lengthen your body.

Tip #4

Think of someone.
Most people think about the camera and wonder what the photos are going to turn out like. Now I know it can be tricky when the camera is so close, but try and think about someone who makes your happy. You could even think of the person taking the photo. Look at the camera as though you are looking at their eyes about to have a conversation with them. Look at them with friendly eyes too.

Tip #5

Enjoy the moment.
Have fun with it & don’t take yourself to seriously. When we try too hard to look a certain way that’s when things don’t flow. So be present, be silly if you have to and just enjoy.

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Now before you go, I’d love to hear from you.  Please leave a comment below and let me know what you thought of these 5 Tips.  Are you going to give it a go next time?

Also, please share this with all those friends of yours who also feel a little uneasy in front of the camera.

 

Talk soon.

 

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