Last July I wrote a post about why I’m not a fan of photography (shocking, I know). More specifically, it was about why I don’t like being in front of the camera. Before I made this blog public, I deleted that post because I felt that it was a bit out of place. I’ve only ever been on this site a handful of times. So now after 99 posts, I knew I needed to step in front of the camera for once. I gave my camera to Kristi, gave her a 30 second lesson on how to work it, and then struck a pose.
It’s definitely very different being in front of the lens instead of behind it. I know what inherently looks good for others, but it doesn’t necessarily translate to me. I know it’s sometimes difficult standing in front of a camera. Especially if you’re not used to it. But it was a positive learning experience nonetheless.
You’ll never get over something if you’re constantly running away from it. Highlight the flaws and bring them into the light. Face it head on, process it, and conquer it. It’s a part of how we grow as humans.
I can get used to this.