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I Dont Like to Pose For a Camera

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 2,728 People

    ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2014

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    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

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    I can't make myself smile,

    so I can't really take selfies for Instagram.
    ssjwesker ssjwesker 18-21, M Jun 3, 2014

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    twixxer twixxer 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Picture Day

    When I was little I used to be a total diva. I would dress up for pictures pose ask for them the works. I even have a ton of pictures of my cousins that I in some way photo bombed just so I could be in the picture too. I loved attention it needed to be all about me all the time...
    ImaginaryPrototype ImaginaryPrototype 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2013

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    lil2000 lil2000 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    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

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    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

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2006

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    I love photography. But being photographed.

    ...never comfortable with it.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 25, 2014

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    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    Bloody Technology!!

    I will FOREVER hate Apple for installing the camera/video applications on the new iPods. It's torture to be sitting in class doing work and all of a sudden you hear this *click* near your ear. Three minutes later, it happens again. Three of my friends want to be photographers...
    TimeDragonClock TimeDragonClock 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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    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.
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F Jul 21, 2014

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    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.
    SarahDotCom SarahDotCom 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    Destroyedandgone Destroyedandgone 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    I hate my photos when I take pictures,

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Gblue5 Gblue5 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    Candid photos are the best photos.

    Every time I pose for a camera, my smile looks so fake.
    AzaleaElise AzaleaElise 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2014

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    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

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    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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    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M Jan 12, 2014

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    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

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    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

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