As a camera-shy person, your first instinct is to cover your face with your hands, turn your face to the side or just put someone or some object in front of you.
It’s a natural instinctual response to someone putting that camera lens in front of you and clicking away.
You don’t think that you are all that attractive.
You don’t like your dress sense.
You don’t like how you turn out whenever pictures are taken of you.
The camera seems to add more pounds to your face or make your cheeks look too red.
Whatever your insecurities are that has led to your camera-shyness, you have to get rid of them if you want to take great dating profile pictures.
It is easy to do that.
All it takes is a very quick exercise.
Instead of allowing all of the usual negativity to come into your mind whenever the dreaded camera lens is in front of you and someone is about to click, just let your environment and the activity you are involved in be the focus of your thoughts and emotions.
Instead of seeing the dreaded lens, think of it as merely a vessel that is recording an amazing moment in time that you are experiencing.
You are inviting people into your world.
The camera is merely a tool.
Think about how much you love the environment that you are in.
You are in your favorite restaurant about to have your favorite meal and a friend of yours is snapping your picture.
You look at the camera, but instead of your normal instinctual knee-jerk reaction to cover your face with your hand, look away, etc., you smile.
You aren’t smiling at the lens.
Remember, that lens is merely a tool recording your happiness.
You are smiling as you acknowledge how happy you are to be around friends who love you.
You are smiling as you acknowledge that you are either in the process of or about to eat one of your favorite dishes and you can already taste its delicious essence on your taste buds.
You are smiling as you actually got dressed for this outing in a new blouse you just purchased on Friday that you absolutely love.
Oh, and you got a purse to match too that you love.
You are not bothered by the lens of the camera.
That is just a physical instrument being used to record how amazing you feel right now.
This is the exercise.
As a camera-shy person, you will be amazed at how quick you are able to get rid of your camera-shyness by simply allowing the environment that you are in or the activity that you are involved in to wash over you and be your focal point.
Focus on the feeling that the moment is infusing within you.
You were already feeling it before you noticed the dreaded camera lens as a friend prepared to click away in order to record this moment in time.
Come back to that feeling.
Remember the people that you love who are around you.
Remember the blouse that were eyeing on Friday and spent several minutes in front of your bathroom mirror admiring before heading out to the restaurant to meet your friends.
Let your environment or the activity dictate how you feel, not the camera lens.
When you use this approach for any picture that you take or is taken of you, you will overcome your camera-shyness in a way that will stun you.
Your dating profile pictures should showcase your personality.
Post a lot of them.
Show the world what it is that you love to do.
Always let the environment or the activity guide your emotions and you will soon forget about the effect the camera lens has on you.
That camera lens becomes a lot smaller in your mind and your environment or the activity that you are participating in becomes a lot bigger.
That camera is just a technological conduit to show the world just how amazing you are, nothing more, nothing less.