One study suggested that photography, confidence, and self-awareness are related. Not too surprising. Those with low confidence may eventually avoid looking at photographs or taking pictures altogether, hoping to avoid evaluation, especially from people they know. For some, this means that at best they freeze up in front of cameras and at worst they flee from them.

Such responses might reflect a metaphorical fleeing from the way they see themselves. A solution to this problem can be an inoculation of confidence, which helps remind us who we are, allowing the photo to capture our true selves and not simply our lack of confidence.

www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/buzz/201910/camera-shy-camera-hi

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