I Would Rather Be Behind the Camera Than In Front of It

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    Will you unnecessarily force yourself out of

    your comfort zone just to harden yourself? Too boring inside or following my imaginary dreams seem to be the only reasons. In this case, I think I should go into modelling ... Lol
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 26

    I only like to be in front of the camera

    when is photobombing time :V
    HotPancakes96 HotPancakes96
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 4, 2015
    Pendejo7 Pendejo7
    66-70, M
    Feb 12

    So true...and tomorrow is school picture day.

    For 37 years now (minus a few college years) I've had to endure this ritual. Maybe this year will finally be the year I like my picture?
    lyly73 lyly73
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2015

    Just took this photo.

    Vivid colours.
    comfi comfi
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Sep 28, 2015

    I'm looking forward to getting paid

    for this. Soon enough. I'm on my way.
    OnlyFriends8 OnlyFriends8
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2015

    Little shy of how I look especially

    as even a 25 year old seems to get occasional acne ๐Ÿ˜‘
    MonarchBritIX MonarchBritIX
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 18

    I hate having pictures taken.

    Especially school pictures. I would rather be behind the camera being the one taking the photos. I try to work on my photography skills when i can.
    alphakotokahiko alphakotokahiko
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 5, 2015
    Blackbandit12 Blackbandit12
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2015

    I always feel ugly like I look fat

    or sometimes I'll start laughing for no reason and can't stop. Probably why I became a cameraman so I can stay behind it for now on lol.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 30, 2015

    Actually will NOT be in front of one anytime,

    never. Not after photos showed up at work. NO more in front of ANY camera.
    canuckrider canuckrider
    56-60, F
    6 Responses Jan 22

    Life is like photography.

    It's not about the view. It's about how you frame it.
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones
    46-50
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2015
    xForgottenOne xForgottenOne
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2015

    I am not one of those type of girls

    who loves there picture taken, I prefer to take the pic. I had only noticed when I was looking for some pictures of me and my 2 little boys when I realised that there's loads of just them, I think I am going to have to make sure I get some of us together
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    I hate getting my picture taken.

    Yet, unfortunately for me I live in a faimly where every one likes to take MY picture....
    Muffin421 Muffin421
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2014

    This is so true, and

    even more now that I know my husband bought hidden cameras....
    Msingfun Msingfun
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 7

    I really want to make myself known

    when I'm older. I love photography and there hasn't been a day where i haven't taken a photo but i don't know how to show people what i can do and make people notice me
    OnlineerGirl OnlineerGirl
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 23, 2015

    I love selfies!!! But front camera selfies is a

    deffo no far to self conscious of my weight!
    zlr17 zlr17
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    Browsing through many videos Wondering how a

    simple acts Could turn into a million views Many good arts gained no invitations Many truthful words failed to be accepted Human can never satisfy enough  Someone always better Someone always shine brighter Simple always Stand behind the curtain Humble live as if...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 26, 2015

    I absolutely detest it

    when people stare at me. I'm always the one who is focusing on others, and staring them directly in the eye when I talk. But when they start to do the same, it's very disconcerting. I don't like to take too much credit for the things I do, as long as people leave me alone. I don...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 5

    I love taking pictures

    but I don't like pictures taken of me. I always feel like I'll look weird because I'm not the most photogenic person.
    sleepysleepy sleepysleepy
    26-30, F
    Nov 16, 2015

    There is so much beauty in the world.

    .. So much to see and drink in. I would rather be focusing outward than inward in most areas of my life... I don't like to be the center of attention. I get anxiety when the focus turns to me. I run.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2015

    Kinda wish I wasn't one of those people

    who would rather to be behind the camera and not in front of it. Memories just don't seem the same when your not in the picture๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒ„
    StoriedLiving StoriedLiving
    16-17, F
    Mar 14

    That way I can take photos naked

    and no one would know..... but the guy I'm taking pictures of. Men are works of art!!??
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 15, 2015
    Bctwix06 Bctwix06
    70+, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2015

    Exactly! I HATE having my picture taken.

    I would rather be the one TAKING the pictures!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Aug 22, 2015

    I may take a lot of pictures of myself.

    But there is nothing I love more than going out into the world and taking pictures of what most people dont take a second look at. I find the beauty in everything I see. Photography helps sooth my soul.
    littlexpiecexofxme littlexpiecexofxme
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2015

    When I was a kid, I rarely got my pictures

    taken except on Picture day at school and birthdays. My cousins, who lived near me, always had theirs taken with their mom's camera but wouldn't take mine. I'd complain at first, but I soon stopped when they asked me if I wanted to click theirs. I said okay, grumpily, then I was...
    alashfaaq alashfaaq
    18-21, M
    Apr 19, 2015

    My friends do selfie

    so much where it leads to wefie. Many in a hangout place, but sometimes when we're in church. So ridiculous. One or two take is ok, but it's not enough for them
    sunflaw sunflaw
    22-25, F
    Feb 13

    I hate taking selfies.

    It's just weird and uncomfortable to me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 1, 2015

    I'm too self conscious to be comfortable having

    people take pictures of me. I love being the photographer though and take people out to nice places and take pictures of them. It's a lot of fun and I'm not bad at it.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 27, 2015

    I don't wanna be in a picture,

    unless if I HAVE to be in one (like a yearbook photo, or an identity card photo) because... Well... I just don't feel worthy enough to be in a picture... It feels as if I don't deserve it... I'm ugly, too...
    salmon140301 salmon140301
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2015

    Hi this I can really relate to people have

    always been horrible to me about the way I look my horrible family were horrible to me about it and bully's at school everyone has and I have a boyfriend he's so kind but I still don't have the confidence
    lor44 lor44
    18-21, F
    Oct 11, 2015

    I do not like being in pictures I like taking

    them never will I be in a picture
    theskyegraeler theskyegraeler
    16-17, F
    May 29, 2015

    most people suck at taking photos.

    they get the lighting wrong, and can't retouch them to make them look good. because of this, I'd rather not have my picture taken.
    piebackwards piebackwards
    31-35, F
    May 1, 2015

    Because secretly I'm just recording myself.

    ......don't tell anyone =P
    ayeitsjhoicx ayeitsjhoicx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2015

    Even though people say I should try modelling

    in new zealand, I've never been the one to pose or purposely put myself in front of a camera, let alone want to attract attention. Although, it's kind of hard not to gain a glance or two every now and then when your a 6 foot 2 female.... I just like my space sometimes. Attention...
    THISarcane THISarcane
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 12, 2015
    pllyo45 pllyo45
    13-15, F
    4 Responses May 1, 2015

    An obvious thing to say

    if you are cameraman for television industry! However I do feel more comfortable having worked with cameras for many years to be in front of them, but given a choice behind the camera is a more pleasant experience for me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015
    nice4mheart nice4mheart
    31-35, M
    Aug 10, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2015

    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 people or what? I seriously don't get it and it often makes me think I'm in fact ugly and on top of everything, my face comes out horribly...
    missdoublelife missdoublelife
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2015

    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 on by a donkey in the face and being hit by a train.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 24, 2015
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