How Often Do You Let the Camera Focus On You?Posted by Katrina Kennedy on Mar 21, 2011 in Blog, Photography, Scrapbook | 9 comments
My camera sat on the table between us, exposure still dialed in from the photo I’d taken of him. He picked it up. I decided not to protest. No crossed eyes or tongue sticking out or scrunched up face.
I turned my head and lifted my chin just slightly.
I lightened my hand’s touch on my face to reduce any squish.
I smiled, just slightly, lifting the corners of my crooked smile.
He clicked again.
I looked into the lens.
It doesn’t feel natural yet.
But it felt okay.
It felt good to connect with the angle I ask so many people to take.
Good to know just a hint of what they must feel.
I’ll let the lens turn toward me more often.
But I still want to be the one who edits!
How often do you let the camera lens focus on you? What holds you back from adding your image to your family’s history?