A Shy Girls Guide to Feeling Confident in front of a camera

It goes without saying, taking photos as a blogger, especially when you are naturally shy can be quite daunting. I have had a lot of messages in the past asking how I am so confident in front of the camera, little do they know, I’m the most introvert person.

When I first started blogging, I would find it really daunting to go out and shoot content in the fear that someone I knew would see or I’d get judged for doing so. During lockdown, I have a new found love for indoor shoots and a white sheet backdrop but I know a lot of people that may struggle with this also so I thought I’d talk through some of the tips I have for looking and more importantly feeling confident in front of the camera.

SHOOT SOMEWHERE FAMILIAR AND FEEL COMFORTABLE

Whenever I would plan to go for a little photoshoot with my boyf {his name is Josh} I would always contemplate where I wanted to shoot and I was always drawn to my local park. This was where I felt the most comfortable and it makes it a lot easier to feel confident when taking photos.

Shooting somewhere you know is very important as you will know the hot spots for taking photos which makes it easier and more time efficient. I think it is also important to shoot where the photographer feels comfortable, as they are the ones taking the photos so if they feel confident too, you will be able to experiment with different angles and just have fun together.

SHOOT WITH SOMEONE YOU FEEL CONFIDENT WITH

Whenever I shoot with Josh, the sweetheart he is will motivate me to be confident. He will remind me that I look good and that gives me so much positive energy to experiment and just be myself. Being yourself behind the camera is so important and if someone can bring that out in you, shoot with them.

If you don’t have anyone to shoot with, especially during these unprecedented times, grab a good ol’ tripod and be a boss and take them yourself. I’ve been really enjoying taking self-portrait photos and I’m enjoying experimenting with different angles and styles. Honestly, I feel like this is the happiest I’ve been with my feed in a really looooong time.

WEAR SOMETHING YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE IN

There is no better feeling than wearing your favourite piece of clothing and feeling comfortable. If you don’t feel comfortable in the clothing you are shooting in, it is more than likely the photos won’t turn out so well. If you wear an outfit you feel like a boss b*tch in, I’m 100% sure the photos will turn out amazing and confidence will be shining through the photos.

FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT

I live by this motto throughout life, especially as a naturally shy girl “fake it till you make it”. You know all those bloggers and influencers you aspire to be? They one day didn’t know what they were doing either, they probably didn’t feel comfortable and confident but now their confidence shows. Sometimes you just have to fake confidence until you have confidence and I’m definitely not the blogger I was a couple years ago. My confidence has grown massively and right now, I LOVE being in front of the camera and one day, you will to.

Those are my small tips to being confident in front of the camera, remember you are beautiful and your confidence should radiate through.

Thank you so much for reading. Chlo x

Published by chloelauren

Hey, Welcome to Chlo Lauren, thank you for visiting my blog, so, let me introduce myself, I’m Chloe who is currently 20 years old who has the aspiration to present all of my interests to others. Apart from writing the occasional blog post, I am currently studying my second year of Forensic Psychology at university and I take photos for Instagram. Chlo Lauren will be a place where I express my love for; Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle and Travel. If you would like to get in contact with me for collaborations and PR, please email me at chlolauren@yahoo.com.

3 thoughts on “A Shy Girls Guide to Feeling Confident in front of a camera

  1. It is so important to shoot with someone that you feel comfortable with. It can help so much, I personally think that being able to communicate with a photographer is so important x

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  2. These are great ideas! I feel like most importantly for me is wearing clothes I’m comfortable in. All it takes is something to not fit right that you’re self-conscious about the whole time and always adjusting. Fake it till you make it is also superrr helpful

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