camera shy or camera addict??

Philippines
March 23, 2007 7:53pm CST
which are you? There are people who are camera shy and there are also people who loves to pose in front of the camera. Because of friendster and other websites that you can upload photos like in multiply you can upoad unlimited photos. People are encouraged to take pictures of themselves while others remain shy.. But there are camera shy people who are beginning to overcome their shyness because they've decided to put their real pictures in friendster and not pictures of celebrities.
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48 responses
• United States
30 Mar 07
When I was younger and still single, I think I was a camera addict because I go to a studio to have my glamour shots taken all the time. I got tons of pictures and spent so much but then, I got memories of it now and I was like, wow, certainly not airbrush but I do look good...=) 10 years forward, 2 babies soon and gaining a few pounds...I am camera shy already...lol. Joking aside, I rather take pictures of my baby or my husband. I am the one who welds the camera all the time. And my husband is not the type who likes to take pictures, then nobody takes my pictures. I am teaching my toddler how to use the digital cam so I can update my photos..hahaha.
• Philippines
30 Mar 07
I was laughing while reading your reply. I used to go to the studio to have a glamour shot but now i'm not so into it. But teenagers like those stuff. I don't often go to studios anymore since i prefer taking pictures from my phone and from my friends' digital camera. I love taking photos so that I'll be laughing and maybe crying looking at my pics when I get older haha. When you're a mom you'd love to take pictures of your baby at almost every move hhhehhe. How old is your daughter again? If she knows how to use the digicam now.. then Wow! most parents would not let small children touch their digicam because their expensive nad the child might destroy the cam.
• Philippines
30 Mar 07
I was laughing while reading your reply. I used to go to the studio to have a glamour shot but now i'm not so into it. But teenagers like those stuff. I don't often go to studios anymore since i prefer taking pictures from my phone and from my friends' digital camera. I love taking photos so that I'll be laughing and maybe crying looking at my pics when I get older haha. When you're a mom you'd love to take pictures of your baby at almost every move hhhehhe. How old is your daughter again? If she knows how to use the digicam now.. then Wow! most parents would not let small children touch their digicam because their expensive nad the child might destroy the cam.
• Philippines
30 Mar 07
I was laughing while reading your reply. I used to go to the studio to have a glamour shot but now i'm not so into it. But teenagers like those stuff. I don't often go to studios anymore since i prefer taking pictures from my phone and from my friends' digital camera. I love taking photos so that I'll be laughing and maybe crying looking at my pics when I get older haha. When you're a mom you'd love to take pictures of your baby at almost every move hhhehhe. How old is your daughter again? If she knows how to use the digicam now.. then Wow! most parents would not let small children touch their digicam because their expensive nad the child might destroy the cam.
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
mwahaha!! haloosh dawnya...hmmm..me? i've become such a narcissistic person that i actually like getting my pic taken (that is if i'm in the mood to do so...) otherwise, i'd probably be that person holding the camera A.K.A the one taking the shots... hey, but once in a while i'd like to actually be in the pictur..otherwise what would i use for my friendster profile?
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
buang ka camile ahahahahahah.. well3x nagno gud magpa shy2x haha gabisaya man gyud sorry! why be shy a camera shy when you're beautiful ahahahahahahahh dba?!!! sabta ra!
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
atay! alang!! magpa ers-ersh pud ko noh!!! naka ersh-ersh gud kag discussion!!! hmmm...karek inday! nagno gud pa shy shy! if you've got it flaunt it! if you don't...well then, never ever show your face in public again!!! mwahahah! am i evil or am i mean?!
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
Both!!! evil and mean.. those words best describe you wahahahahah...
• India
27 May 07
well honestly speaking I am a camera addict. I usually carry my cam every new place I visit and also I take my pictures.........I love taking pictures of my own and also with frnds.........
• Philippines
28 May 07
nice! I love people who are camera addicts since we get along hehe.. Do you also take pictures inside the mall?
• India
28 May 07
o ya I do take pictures inside mall.... almost all the time I carry the cam with me...............
• Philippines
29 May 07
wow that's nice.. here we are shy to take pictures inside the mall.. hehe
@sreevasu (2717)
• India
24 May 07
Well, I am none of these. I won't be shy in front of a camera but I prefer someone take a snap without prior intimation so that it would come out more natural way. I am not an addict to be in front of a camera. But I always wanted to be behind a camera. Photography is a fascination for me.
• Philippines
24 May 07
it's good to be somewhere in the middle than being camera shy! right?!
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@sreevasu (2717)
• India
24 May 07
there you go my pretty little girl, you have a camera face and mind.
• Philippines
25 May 07
oh! thanx..
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
ummm.... i am camera shy when outside with people i dont really know. im a singer of a band. but if im with my friends and relatives im camera addict.
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
Cool.. From where are you? Oh haha you should not be shy when you're with relatives for if you'll be a camera shy around them then you'll not be included in the family pix.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
yah i think you are right if i am still going to be shy with relatives then i wont see my face on any of the photo of family gathering. im from marikina. why asking?
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
yah you should not be shy. You said you were a singer so I asked from where you from..
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
15 May 07
Well, I have to say, I have improved since my 4yr old son was born. I've had that many photos of him and myself taken that now, I don't really care about the camera. Before though, as soon as I saw a camera coming out, I'd bolt for the nearest chair to hide behind,lol! At least now, the camera comes out mainly just for my 4yr old, who's very photogenic!
• Philippines
17 May 07
Nice to know!!! You'll really like it when your son grows and then you look at pictures of you together when he was still a baby..
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
17 May 07
I actually love it now, and it is really amazing just how many photos we have accumulated in 4 years. We have lots enlarged and framed, and my son has always got a big smile on his face. I think by the time he is 18, I'll have needed to build on another room, just for all the photo albums,lol!
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I guess I'm sort of camera shy. I don't really like the way I look in pictures usually, so I don't really like having my picture taken. lol I love taking pictures though, so I don't mind being the person on the other end of the camera. lol
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
that's so nice of you.. taking effort on being behind the camera but you know it's not good when you're camera shy. it's nice when you're balanced. When you love to take pictures of others and yourself.. you don't need to be a camera addict but atleast not a cam shy.
@pinks0da (328)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
hehehhe.. I have to respond to this discussion!! I just read this, I'm sorry. I must say I am the camera addict! LoL! If you can only see my cellphone, my album, my friendster.. etc.. you will find lots of me! and take note! solo! LoL! I just love posing infront of the camera, it's one way of releasing my tensions and i think it's good to have a remembrance of your everyday life.. It's like a diary to me already. :)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
i see myself in your description hahahahah.. keep taking and uploading pix
@teleios (738)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
hmmmm, i don't think i'm camera shy, although i like to be behind the camera, wielding the camera, rather than be in front of it. it is fun to pose and all, but it gets tiring pretty fast haha! or maybe that's just me ;)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
that's okay as long as you don't hate the camera!
• United States
29 May 07
I find myself being a camera addict lately, I just got a new camera thats to blame for that. I found out that looked good on camera and i've gone crazy, well my husband has at least. I think that photography is very healthy and fun for everyone to get into, being shy there's just no reason for it. If you keep the photo's close to you, and or you don't print them. You should never be embarrassed to be yourself, and to look good in a photo.
• Philippines
29 May 07
Wahahhah yah I'm addicted to taking pictures also.. I find it really fun! Most of the time i don't print the pictures because its costly i just directly upload them into my online photo album..
@milott (2648)
• India
28 May 07
I am normally a camera shy person who hates to be in front of camera most of the time and find excuses to be off it in anyway but i love to be behind the camera and love to shoot pictures of people (what an irony). I don't know how i developed this aversion but I have been this way quite some time and could not change.
• Philippines
28 May 07
oh so that means you have little pictures.. But people like you who loves taking pictures of others are useful..
• Philippines
26 May 07
camera shy i guess....its not that im ugly or somthing i just look different in pictures....pictures are ment to make you look good or look bad at all....
• Philippines
26 May 07
there are people who are so gifted that they look so good in pictures! Photogenic people =)
25 May 07
I'm a photographer, so naturally I prefer to be behind the camera than in front of it. However, when I got to university I had to do two modules based on the self-portrait! I wasn't particularly camera-shy in the first place, but learning about how to hold myself properly in a portrait has made me even more of an extrovert. All the photos on my Facebook are of me wasted! x
• Philippines
26 May 07
so you're a photographer by profession or still in school? That's cool huh.. I liek to take pictures too but not pictures of me wasted lol..
@rojane (500)
• Philippines
24 May 07
I am a certified camera addict! My friends always kidded me for that. Every time there's a gathering, they would always say "hey jing! picture-picture!" And they are even expecting me to have a digicam always by my side. My friendster sure has a lot of photos in it, as well as my blog. Haha. I love taking pictures on just about every thing and any thing, from the beautiful sunsets to my pencil holder! Haha! That's why my friends named me as camera addict. Oh, I just love pictures so much!!! hehehe.
• Philippines
24 May 07
I love pictures too! I love taking pictures of me and my friends.. also on food!
• Brazil
22 May 07
I am a camera shy person, definitely. I prefer to stand behind of the camera, than in front of it.
• Philippines
23 May 07
There are many people like you but there are more cam addicts.. you should loosen up a bit and fell good about your self so you will have the idea of taking a picture of yourself..
@soulist (2986)
• United States
18 May 07
I guess you would say I am camera shy. I really don't like being in front of the camera all to much, I like being behind the camera and taking pictures of my friends and family.
• Philippines
19 May 07
Someone like you is a very useful person.. when me and my friends go to a place then when it's time for picture taking no one likes to take the picture since everyone likes to be in it.
@gegegelay (934)
• Philippines
17 May 07
I can seriously be very vain at times. I'm taking pictures of myself almost all the time, lol.. but only if I look good of course! Who would want to take picture of himself looking ugly?!
• Philippines
18 May 07
Well it's also nice to have pictures when you're sad so people will know that you're not happy all the time.. But I have not tried having a sad picture hehe..
• India
17 May 07
i am also camera shy i dont like photography when ever i take my picture in it always my eyes are closed so thats why i dont like pictures
• Philippines
19 May 07
really well you have to overcome that..
@essilem (286)
• Philippines
15 May 07
I love to put pictures of my kids and hubby on my blog and freindster han mu\y own pictures. I am really proud of them!
• Philippines
17 May 07
Nice! It's nice to have an online photo album so your friends can view the photos even without going to your house.
• Malaysia
14 May 07
i'm a camera addict! i just love to take pictures hehe. that's one of the ways to keep memories alive, don't you think so? ;)
• Philippines
15 May 07
yeah2x!!! I totally agree with you!