Feeling Comfortable in Front of the Camera

When you see a picture of yourself, does it look like the real you? This week we are focusing on how to be camera ready.  We are going to give you some tips and tricks on how to feel comfortable in front of the camera, so that your authentic and true self shines through in an image.

At Bluefly Lens, we understand that having someone take your picture can seem a bit intimidating at first, or maybe not the most comfortable. However, we hope by the end of this post that you gain some understanding on how to overcome that.  First, let’s start off with your mind. Do you come into a photo shoot feeling anxious and apprehensive of how it will go? Do you wonder if you will be ultimately be happy with the end result(s) and share it with all your friends and loved ones in person, or even share it on social media outlets? Believe us when we say that you are in good hands; we want you to feel at ease, to have fun, and to feel confident during and after the photoshoot, so that when you leave, you have no regrets and love the final outcome!

Camilla's dad showing her how to be silly and carefree in front of the camera....he told her not to think too much & just have fun!

Camilla's dad showing her how to be silly and carefree in front of the camera....he told her not to think too much & just have fun!

In order to achieve this, we strongly believe in communication - one between the photographer and the subject (you!). A two way street type of communication will definitely display a strong image in the end. We will pass along encouragement and positive feedback, while also motivating you to take risks.

Something to note is that if you decide to work with us is that it is not our first time hearing Nina being complimented in having “a yoga instructor type of voice”: a calm, patient, and understanding one. She gently guides the model to tap into themselves by instructing them to close their eyes, take a few deep breaths, and to follow along to her face scan: starting from the forehead, to the ears, down to the cheeks, then relaxing the jaw, the mouth, and the lips. Also, reminding you to take your mind off whatever is worrying you.

Camilla & Umi are start to warm up to the idea of pictures and are feeling more relaxed and comfortable!

Camilla & Umi are start to warm up to the idea of pictures and are feeling more relaxed and comfortable!

We both find that this really helps our client feel in the present moment if they feel some pressure being in front of the camera.  We'll instruct you to take a minute to be silly in front of the camera, or sway back and forth to loosen up.  Some of our favorite images come right after that moment!  It really gives you a chance to relax, be you, trust us, and feel confident.  So remember, next time you ever feel nervous in front of the camera, make sure to keep an open mind, have silly moments, be positive, and communicate how you feel.

This will help you loosen up and have some fun...because who doesn’t like fun? We know we do!

Until next time,

The Bluefly Lens Family <3