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. :)