I Dont Like to Pose For a Camera

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    Don't Photograph Me!!!!

    I hate to be photographed or filmed. I love to take pictures, but please leave me out of the picture. Why? I don't know.
    linda linda
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2006

    Don't Look At Me

    I taking pictures I think its best I just stay out of mind and out of sight. I was born to be a shadow I don't want to be seen or heard or known I am the quiet person who stays in the shadows observing people. Hope that doesn't make me a sound like a creep. I'll be at a party or...
    ColorMeCrazy ColorMeCrazy
    18-21, F
    Apr 18, 2011
    Gblue5 Gblue5
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2014

    Candid photos are the best photos.

    Every time I pose for a camera, my smile looks so fake.
    AzaleaElise AzaleaElise
    26-30, F
    Jan 10, 2014

    Camera Reflex

    I can't help it;it's like a reflex action with me.When I see a camera,I turn the other way.But,at least they get my better side that way.
    Spiritheart Spiritheart
    51-55, M
    May 3, 2009

    Super Awkward

    I always end up looking super awkward when I pose for a picture your way better taking a picture of me when im not looking that's when the magic happens ^.^
    Yashanti Yashanti
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2013

    I think if people want a picture

    that "looks natural" they should catch the subject in a natural way, not poseing
    EllieAmazing EllieAmazing
    18-21, F
    Sep 27, 2014

    I'M Not Pretty Enough

    I'm 20 years old, and like most young adults & teenagers I take numerous "selfies" but ill take 60 of the same pictures before I get one that's good enough for me to put online, on to the World Wide Web. Why? Because I don't find myself pretty! Some times it's hard for me to be...
    dallasx0 dallasx0
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 18, 2013

    I can't make myself smile,

    so I can't really take selfies for Instagram.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 3, 2014

    I Just Don't Like It

    I don't know why. I don't know how to react when someone told me that they want to take my picture. lol . I always tried to avoid getting my pictures taken.
    amethyst91 amethyst91
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 26, 2010
    pyeito pyeito
    31-35, M
    Jan 12, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 28, 2015

    As far as I can remember I've always despised

    having my picture taken. My parents said it started when I was two or three. I'd just glare at the camera and be in a irritable mood the rest of the day. I still do that. On family vacations they require me to be smiling in photos. The also banned me from wearing hats because I...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2014

    I'm Too Ugly!

    I take tons of pictures. Most of them I'm not in. I don't like to pose for the camera or have a candid picture of me taken. I wish my husband would respect that, but he doesn't. He takes candid shots of me all the time. When he shows them to me, I demand he delete it. I've...
    tickleshy tickleshy
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2013

    Group photos particularly.

    Some of my friends would drag me to join in but as soon as I'm already there, I try pretending I'm actually looking forward to being taken a group picture but then I slowly sneak my way out of the group without my friends knowing. I always do this that they are always suprised...
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2014
    ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2014

    I hate my photos when I take pictures,

    cameras make me look so awkward
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 16, 2015

    No I don't...I feel like a complete boob.

    I can't pout, I have to take over 10-20 selfies before I get the perfect one. Anyone else does this? Ha.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    Haha I always feel like it turns out bad like

    for a project a while ago this girl asked if she could take a photo of me and I wished I could disappear because pictures give me anxiety
    KissableWhale KissableWhale
    18-21, F
    Mar 23, 2014

    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 shoot auto focus camera and they still don't know how to use it. 😏
    carstrip carstrip
    46-50, M
    Jul 30, 2015

    But I Will Pose For That Muthafucker If It Will Get You Out Of My Face

    I wasn't the most effusive kid. I don't see what that has to be a problem but it is sometimes. So thank all my bubbly friends for pulling me into the light and making me smile through every picture you'll probably ever see of me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 21, 2011

    Point That Thing Away From Me

    I've always loathed having photos taken.  Family photos were always a nightmare with some old camera we all had to sit still for.  Hold on, just a minute, keep smiling.  Nearly got it.  You two boys, keep still!!  The annual school photos were as bad.  My mum would always...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    Mar 18, 2011

    Better Behind

    I am way better behind a camera than infront of it. I'm not saying that I thing I'm ugly and I'm far from model material I just don't like how I look when my picture is taken. They are really bad when I smile but when I make a funny face in the picture I think it's the most...
    rainbow1691 rainbow1691
    18-21, F
    Apr 24, 2012

    No Photos For Me Please

    I can't stand having my photo taken. So much that I have no photos of myself and my boyfriend together. Or even with my family. At family occasions everyone knows not to point the camera at me. I get really mad if my boyfriend does that. When I do take photos, I do it alone...
    Ikkine Ikkine
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2011

    Hate Hate Hate HATE Posing

    Nothing wrong if it's genuine, but theres nothing I hate more (cept for Obama) than having to fake enjoyment. Just take the damn picture before I start scowling!
    JackedHueMan JackedHueMan
    41-45, M
    Nov 16, 2013

    I don't like posing and I just don't like

    pictures being taken of me in general. I've always been like this and my dad always gets upset, and today he got even more upset about it. I mean I understand that he wants pictures because I'm growing up and he wants to make memories, but to me, making memories isn't taking a...
    DarkCelestriaRose DarkCelestriaRose
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2014

    Horrific!

    I can't think of many things that make me more uncomfortable than having to pose for a picture, its probably a self confidence issue but its traumatic! I absolutely hate the way I look in photos and I must be the least photogenic person on the planet. I won a makeover photo...
    Lilacpearl Lilacpearl
    31-35, F
    Oct 11, 2013

    i'm the one behind the camera,

    not in front of it.
    DemonsFreak DemonsFreak
    13-15, M
    Aug 30, 2015

    I Hate Posing For The Camera

    I look horrible in photos. Everytime i spot my face in photos, i feel like puking! That's not a very comfortable feeling! Another thing i hate is that my friends and relatives will force me to take photos with them. This makes me even more uncomfortable. When i told them i hate...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Dec 27, 2010

    I can take great pictures of myself (sometimes)

    but when other people take pictures of me it turns out horribly...
    anovasiangel anovasiangel
    16-17, F
    Mar 25, 2014

    I always end up looking weird.

    I got dragged into a picture by a bunch of popular kids before, I looked so annoyed in the pic. That what happens when I share some classes with the nicer popular people.
    XxFirepawsxX XxFirepawsxX
    13-15, F
    Dec 30, 2014

    There is a time for everything.

    But apparently, so much people I know think every time is picture or selfie or instagram time. I could pose for a picture if I wanted, during the right time, like during vacations. But the reason I started to hate pictures was because my family and friends take pictures...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2014

    I hate having my picture taken

    when I have to smile because it never looks right
    Fred363 Fred363
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 21, 2014

    I hate posing , its kinda un comfortable .

    its like "what should i do , how should i pose" i dont like to pose ... i just sit and take the damn pic .
    LunarDream LunarDream
    16-17, M
    1 Response May 2, 2014

    I Love to Take Pictures Though.

    Although I hate posing for pictures, or having pictures taken of me in general for the most part, I love to take pictures.  I never take pictures of people though, always just nature, architecture, or really most anything but people.  Maybe an animal occasionally, but...
    Abstract Abstract
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 2, 2007
    Destroyedandgone Destroyedandgone
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 16, 2014

    Mhmmmm... Might I just say,

    don't edit my photos because you don't like the way I look in them. That's my job, thank you.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 21, 2014

    A Bad Memory.

    Well for an exhibitionist this is an odd group to be in. The truth is that posing in front of a camera has bad memories for me. When I was a lot younger I discovered I loved being naked, especially if others were looking at me. I had a few adolescent dares and stripping games but...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 5, 2012

    I love photography. But being photographed.

    ...never comfortable with it.
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Oct 25, 2014
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2014

    I don't mind having my picture taken,

    but don't expect me so act like the happiest person on earth when the camera flashes. It feels stupid putting on a fake smile. And when it comes to being in a picture with someone else, I don't wrap my arms around their waist either. Pictures are meant to capture the true moment...
    LifeLover12 LifeLover12
    18-21, F
    Aug 13, 2014

    Omg

    i have no idea why but when ever i take a pic of myself on a camera i look like some new ugley person its like i have to have tons of makeup on to make my self look like my slef in a picture it drives me crazy!idk how some girls sit in there house all day and take pics to me its...
    kimberly101 kimberly101
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2011

    I Am One Of The Most Unphotogenic People Out There

    I used to be photogenic as a kid... and be able to pose really well for the camera. And then as I got older, it just got worse and worse. I am the most unphotogenic person I know. My left eye scrunches up to look like I'm winking sometimes, and I have the dorkiest smile. My face...
    chels25 chels25
    18-21, F
    Dec 5, 2011

    Ever since I can remember I have hated having

    pictures taken of me. When I was younger I would cry and pout if my parents wanted to photograph me. To this day it still gives me anxiety. It's true that I'm currently dealing with a weight issue and I refuse to take pics of myself right now. But even when I was in undergrad...
    ShyGirlie78 ShyGirlie78
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2014

    Not Photogenic

    I always take horrible photos. It takes about a thousand horrible pictures to be taken to find one even decent picture of myself. On the upside since all my old highschool yearbook pictures are truly the worst, I make others feel better about their own pictures.  Haha I just...
    bubblesgalore bubblesgalore
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2008
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