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Courage for the camera shy (and have your portrait taken)

Lucy Lambriex, Portrait photographer for the camera shy

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12 Videos (22m)
    • Courage for the Camera Shy

    • Some karaoke

    • Why so shy?

    • Let's get physical!

    • The other side of fear

    • Use an object

    • Dynamic posing

    • A weird exercise

    • Class project

    • Looking at photos of yourself with kindness 1

    • Looking at photos of yourself with kindness 2

    • Meet your new friend, set a date


About This Class


You'd rather go to the dentist than have your portrait taken. You freeze when a camera is pointed at you, but you NEED a good photo portrait of yourself representing who you really are? This is your class.


Some of the things you'll do, learn and practice in this introductory class:

Commit to gaining courage and showing up in front of a camera;
Get some insight into the drivers of your camera shyness;
Get physical;
Prepare yourself for a portrait session, mentally as well as physically;
Some really weird exercises;
Dynamic posing and taking charge of your photo session instead of feeling like prey to the photographer;
Have your portrait taken;
Start looking at photos of yourself with kindness.


Courage = feeling shyness or fear and doing it anyway;
Learning happens best when we are relaxed and enjoying ourselves;
Get into action and practice (it is not enough to watch the videos);
Don't force it; take your time.


No experience with being photographed professionally is needed to enter this class. You may not even experience real camera-shyness and still benefit from growing your confidence and familiarity with the camera.


It is my belief that the best learning and personal growth results happen when we enjoy ourselves. I try to make the lessons playful and light, even though we'll do some comfort zone stretching and inner digging. 


This is not a technical photography class and you will be invited to do some personal inquiry. You will be in charge of how deep you'll allow yourself to go, however: some of the lessons may evoke strong emotions and memories. If so, go slowly and be kind to yourself. If necessary: ask the help of a trained therapist to support your process.


Tom Beek for composing and playing all the great and fun music.
Bas Brader for being my willing and playful guinea pig.

39 of 39 students recommendSee All

Love, love, love the way of teaching! The music, your fantastic voice, the drawings and the intimicy. Thanks for sharing your knowlegde. Greetings from Holland, Desiree
This class from Lucy I highly recommand because the playfull excercises really helped me preparing for a shoot. It helped me stay connnected with myself during the shoot and keeping awareness in the now, acceting this little anxiaty being there, taking my time with it en reconnecting again. And I so so love the simpel and playfull way it is put on screen. Seeing vulnerability and being really yourself in Lucy.
I loved your practical tips Lucy, you have a very relaxed, friendly style, and I learned a lot about how to relax in front of the camera, thank you.





Lucy Lambriex

Portrait photographer for the camera shy

You really don't like to be in front of a camera, but you need good photos of yourself, for your online presence or business page.

You would like to learn how to behave in front of the camera a way that is natural and really brings out the real you.

And you are willing to practice a little? Join my class and follow me for updates on new classes! I am currently working on a class on how to kill it on video (for camera shy people).

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