Does this sound like anything you’ve said before?
I never look good in photos.
I look HORRIBLE in photos.
OMG DELETE THAT IMMEDIATELY!
I always look awkward
What am I supposed to do?
Just take the damn photo and get it over with!
Are you nodding your head? (My favorite thing is to sneakily ask to look at the photo series and then delete the photos I hate when the iphone owner thinks I am admiring his or her amazing work.)
Here’s the secret no one really talks about: EVERYONE FEELS THAT WAY.
Even the most famous of famous — look AWKWARD AND GEEKY when they first start out — you know why? BECAUSE LOOKING GOOD IN PHOTOGRAPHS TAKES PRACTICE. It is not something you’re inherently born knowing. Sorry to burst THAT particular bubble…
TWENTY YEARS LATER:
So WHY are you putting ALL THIS PRESSURE ON YOURSELF?!
Looking good in photography takes practice — but my team and I have put together a short video to help. Truth is — you are going to FEEL awkward — but LOOK GREAT.
You are WAY TOO BEAUTIFUL TO BE INVISIBLE.
So watch this. And if you like it — SHARE IT WITH OTHERS. And TRY IT. Then let me know. None of this is new information — but sometimes it helps to SEE IT in action. So take a look.