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Design & Style

9 Tips For Working With Camera-Shy Subjects

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 29, 2021 • 3 min read

If you’ve ever sat for a professional headshot or portrait, you know that it can sometimes feel awkward or overly formal. Photographer’s call this phenomenon camera shyness. As a portrait photographer, understanding why many people exhibit camera shyness and what you can do to help them relax will enable you to make better portraits and capture the essence of your subject.