Models make it look so easy to look great in photos. I don’t know how they do it. I realize now that I have no talent for it. I face-freeze in photos. It took over a 100 photos before my friend was able to capture this really great shot of me.
I blurred my face, but the expression works just as good as the rest
Luckily, I found a friend who discovered she loved taking photos and bossing me around to get good shots. I have a nasty habit of face-freezing in front of cameras.
I want to look like this (sorta):
But I end up looking like this:
However, my friend was sweet and she persisted. She was like “You have the model figure! You can do this! Now get back over there and let loose!”
Well, we finally got these shots:
It took a lot of trying to get them. I realize that trying to model in shots is good for me because it’s teaching me a lot about how to hold myself and what looks best on me. I avoid being in photos because I usually hate how I look in them. It’s not that I feel ugly, it’s just that my posture and expression are always weird. I feel like I look goofy.
Pushing myself to do this is teaching me about what works and doesn’t work in hold myself. My friend also really enjoyed trying to find good shots, angles, and work to get my posture right.
Maybe if I learn how to physically present myself I won’t worry so much about being in photos. A lot of how we hold ourselves in public determines how others think of us. For too long I’ve come across as shy and reserved. I really want to present a new me for 2020. One who knows how to project her true self in her body language.
So that’s one of my 2020 goals. What about you?