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How Scary Could It Be?

I used to be afraid of getting my picture taken...afraid of looking stupid. afraid of my eyes freaking out as the shutter closed, or not looking how i thought i did. I was afraid of 'messing up'.

One day I decided that enough was enough. It was stupid to try and avoid the camera, but get pissed off when there weren't any pictures of me.

I said...'dammit! i'm going to give it a shot. screw my inhibitions!'

and so...i started taking pictures of myself. at first they were kinda silly..i would take the easy way out. I would make a funny face- stick out my tounge, or contort my mouth- because then it was SUPPOSED to look weird. but soon...i started taking serious pictures. I playing with different camera angles, different lighting, different color schemes (yay for black and white!)...the results?

not too shabby.

I am now not so afraid of the camera. sure I still can get some pretty weird 'what in the hell was I doing?!!!' photos..but I have begun to learn that it's okay to try something new.

I think a big part of it was feeling like I wasn't pretty or whatever. but I think that playing around with taking pictures (of anything, not just myself) has really boosted my confidence.

I think it would be amazing to be a photographer. Simply amazing. :)

kkid kkid 18-21, F Jun 16, 2007

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