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I Am Camera Shy

i hate people photographing me 338 People

    I can't stand the sight of myself.

    I have a hard enough time looking into a mirror. Whenever I see a camera pointed at me my first instinct is to hide.
    ai13regen ai13regen 31-35, M May 30

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    It's ruining my life!

    I dread social events as there is always someone trying to poke a camera in my face. I like how I look in the mirror but hate how I look in pictures. When people know you hate having your photo taken it seems they need to make a big deal out of it and the whole thing is just...
    LolaPlum74 LolaPlum74 41-45, F 1 Response May 27, 2014

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    You'd Never Believe It Looking At My Albums

    I really am camera shy. I could count the pictures of me that I really like on the thumbs of both hands. That's maybe/maybe not an exaggeration. But I really don't like posing for pictures. If attendance is not requires I will try to avoid the camera. I just figured how I can get...
    MPsslavetommy MPsslavetommy 66-70, M May 30, 2010

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    I don't know why, though.

    I'm actually very photogenic.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 16, 2014

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    Always Been That Way

    i dont know why it is,but for as long as i can remember,iv just hated it.its not like i look like the elephant man or anything,i just have never liked any photos of myself.its getting worse as i get older,i force a smile now to give the ones who love me the impression that im...
    sniperblue sniperblue 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2009

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    No Pictures Please

    I am sure my being camera shy has something to do with body image but more than that I believe it stems from a strong dislike of being the center of attention. I really don't like being the focus of any group; I'd much rather be part of the crew than the star of the show. And...
    ACuriousStudent ACuriousStudent 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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    Ahhhh! The camera is out.

    .. Quick! Duck or hide! I don't mind taking photos of myself by me but when others do it oh my god I hate it I have to run away I never like my photo taken!
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    I Am Camera Shy...

    ...and yet I really love photography. Joke of the century I think.
    CuriousBlackCat CuriousBlackCat 26-30, M Feb 4, 2013

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    Big Time!

    I am talking to MTVLM on Skype right now, and feeling pretty damn good tonight, I decided to get on Skype and turn my webcam on tonight, for the 1st time in a Long time. I wasn't even sure it would work!and I wasn't really talking much. and he asked if I was camera shy, I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 21, 2010

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    Not Certain Why

    For some reason I'm not sure of, I've never liked having my picture taken. It's not that I'm ugly (I get told often that I'm attractive), or that I have horrid self esteem, I just don't like taking pictures that involve me being in them.
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    Im shy but when i get angry get out of my face . and at other times i just dont talk and hide behind music |-/
    Audrey99 Audrey99 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I always get nervous around the people I like and I try to be myself but I can't and it upsets me a lot because I want them to know the real me not the shy and awkward version of...
    Sanji94 Sanji94 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

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    I can't stand having my picture taken by the Japanese. They want you to stand like a toy soldier and then they take forever to snap the shutter. My god, they invented the point and...
    carstrip carstrip 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I'm a friendly person but very shy. I find it hard to communicate with others. People end up thinking I'm anti-social.
    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Being shy sucks, I want to message people but I just can't bring myself to do it, I just feel like I'm going to be bothering them if I do, but if I don't I feel like I will regret...
    Fred363 Fred363 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been using toy cameras for many years now. Film is great and lets me create effects not well reproduced by digital.
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    I'm super shy. Once get to know me. I'm funny and I outgoing
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am very shy I really just don't know what to say sometimes people take it wrong when you get to know me that bit more I am not as shy I have my moments of being loud sometimes...
    susangoga susangoga 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    It's so annoying to be like that I remember one time on a bus I was alone going to visit my family in the north and some guy in front of me was cold and he wanted to close the air...
    ronyida ronyida 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Yeah I'm very shy around people I don't know and in school.I don't like saying speeches or talking in front of the class.I stutter a lot and go red if I have to say a speech.But...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I could be shy if I really don't know you but I could be feisty if you mess with me
    RagingDemon29 RagingDemon29 13-15, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    When ever my mom introduces me to people her age I get very shy and quiet and when they talk I'm node and don't say anything. I just nervous that I will make a bad impression or...
    CourtneyForever CourtneyForever 13-15, F Jul 25

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    yes I am especially with one certain person the one person I don't want to be shy with i know that person is why out of my league and is taken just wish I was not shy around that...
    susangoga susangoga 31-35, F Jul 24

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    I'm really shy when I meet people I don't know although sometimes if I meet someone and we get on straightaway then I am fine. I remember when I was young I was so shy I never...
    Tofi786 Tofi786 22-25, F Jul 24

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    i want to have lots of friends so that i can prove to myself that im not a shy person!!
    msdainne msdainne 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    I don't know if it bothers anyone but it sure as heck irks me to think my selfies are way better than my normal snaps. I mean are the selfies deliberately designed to mislead...
    missdoublelife missdoublelife 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I guess I'm just not very photogenic whenever I pose for a picture with someone they end up looking like a model and I'm there looking like them when they wake up after being sat...
    CrystalW926 CrystalW926 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Being on EP is a way to break out of that. Do I need to be shy? The comments and feedback that I get on posts, questions and photos helps me to feel more self confident!
    Cbob1412 Cbob1412 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I use to be so shy I was scared to talk in front of people, and I hated to be seen. I'm still shy just not that shy anymore
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F Jul 22

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    I've met people who, after initially meeting me, told me they were afraid to approach me because I looked stuck up! I think that is worse than being shy or introverted, but they're...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I'm sarcastic and sassy (my feisty side) confident in my intellect but shy about my looks. Sometimes I feel like someone dumped a bunch of different puzzles into a big bucket and...
    Pumpkinivy Pumpkinivy 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    You know, it's funny, but I was just having this discussion with a new friend who has the word shy in her name. She said she "didn't know there was a cure" for being shy. I told...
    ambroseguy80 ambroseguy80 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I'm not very good looking I know this so yes I'd rather be behind the camera. X
    michaellaxcd michaellaxcd 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    **** THIS SHYNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    halohai halohai 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I am one of those people that are really shy and quiet when I first get to know you. But when I am comfortable with you, then that's when all my bluntness and funniness come out...
    SammyPoo91 SammyPoo91 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Sometimes I would say I'm shy because I feel that I can't be myself around people who I think are better than me and I just feel really awkward and stupid...
    Victoriaa95 Victoriaa95 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    My computer freezes when I try to upload my footage into Gopro studio, and I can't save my files.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 17

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    I feel like I'll never get over my social anxiety, my shyness, and my social awkwardness. I've been this way for as long as I can remember, and whenever I look ahead into the...
    nooblordiv nooblordiv 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    I am generally shy and nervous when it come to communicating with other people, even online! stupid I know! when I go out in public I tend to avoid crowded situations and eye...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 15

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    It really sucks being so shy and Awkward, like I can barely text people because I just feel like I am annoying them and if I didnt text them first than I would just stop...
    FabulousMisha101 FabulousMisha101 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I'm an editor, enough said.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Why do people mistake being shy with being stuck up? I'm actually a very easy person to get a long with. ^-^
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 12

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