View Poll Results: Why are people camera shy?

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  • They think they are not photogenic

    35 61.40%
  • Just don't want their photograph to be taken by a stranger

    26 45.61%
  • Just don't want to be photographed even by someone they know

    14 24.56%
  • They are simply not the positive type of person

    11 19.30%
  • They are afraid their soul will be captured

    6 10.53%
  • They have their own reasons for not wanting to be photographed

    15 26.32%
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    Default Why are people camera shy?

    Some people just don't like a camera pointing at them, what are the possible reasons? On the other hand there are many people who loves being photographed and will ask you "Take my photo" when they see you with an big cam like the dSLR?

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    Default Re: Why are people camera shy?

    Nothing, me just don't like being shot.

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    of course there will be varied responses.

    each individual has different tastes.

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    I like to be photographed by others. Though I am not handsome.

    At one time, I saw a guy carrying a long white lens at City Hall, near the exit to the star bucks. He aimed at my direction, I very think skin and waved at him Maybe he is focusing on the person behind me. ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Nothing, me just don't like being shot.
    It is strange to find that photographers keep on pointing their cameras photographing their subjects to get the best shot, but totally and selfishly turned to the negative when another person point a camera at them.

    This is the funny side of certain type of human behavior where human resource management or higher management is looking into when evaluating a person's character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward
    It is strange to find that photographers keep on pointing their cameras photographing their subjects to get the best shot, but totally and selfishly turned to the negative when another person point a camera at them.

    This is the funny side of certain type of human behavior where human resource management or higher management is looking into when evaluating a person's character.
    I welcome photog to shoot at me.

    If anyone doing street photography happen to see me, dun worry just shoot and post here for comments. As long as don't comment I am ugly

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward
    It is strange to find that photographers keep on pointing their cameras photographing their subjects to get the best shot, but totally and selfishly turned to the negative when another person point a camera at them.

    This is the funny side of certain type of human behavior where human resource management or higher management is looking into when evaluating a person's character.
    I have had photos taken, like during the Canon Photomarathon last year, we had a group shot for a bunch of us close knit hobbyists, but certain other times just don't like the shots taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo
    I welcome photog to shoot at me.

    If anyone doing street photography happen to see me, dun worry just shoot and post here for comments. As long as don't comment I am ugly
    Do not be afraid what others say about your looks, take it with a grain of salt so long as you are proud of who you are and that you are a positive type of person. Ugly or pretty is God's will but those with a handsome or pretty face has certain advantage. You will never know they also have many other problems that you will never have a chance to encounter.

    Always think what will happen if you suddenly want to become a public figure and then you think you have to hold up your hand to hide your face whenever photojournalists are going about doing their job.

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    Well, if teh fella's doing street photography, I wun wanna spoil the pictures for him so when I notice a street photographer frm the corner of my eyes, I'll ignore him and get on with my business.

    If its a vouyer or stalker on-hand (not dat I'm so yandao to get stalked), chances are, I'll turn my head the other way pretending to look at other things (provided there are enuff stuff around to catch my attention) instead of the particular direction.

    I wun purposely use my hands to cover my face or do a very big motion of turning my head away.
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    i certainly like people to take my photos.. hHeehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by behyx
    i certainly like people to take my photos.. hHeehehe
    That is great! For in turn you give them your biggest smile or wave at those who are pointing their lens toward your direction. Adopt an unique charisma that will bring you prosperity in all your photographic endeavour.

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    Default Re: Why are people camera shy?

    they think they're stars.. (think: papparazzi)
    sigh.

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    Default Re: Why are people camera shy?

    for some, they know the capability of the lens & camera to resolve details, thus they shun away.
    dun want their flaws to be clearly captured in detail.

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    don't like to be photographed because i'm ugly.
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    I will stand there to let ppl take. LOL. Happen to me once when an foreigner was opp of the road taking the pic. Aint sure is it me or building he was taking hence I didnt move until green light. Somemore I face toward the camera of his. LOL...

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    HAHAHAHA. i accidentally appeared on national television over a live telecast and it was a real closeup shot =(. and i only realised the camera was aiming my way. it was at singapore CPL held at padang quite recently with all the professional cs teams flying in. and i hate being shot!
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    Default Re: Why are people camera shy?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptwong
    don't like to be photographed because i'm ugly.
    Sure you are telling the truth? Or, you are just not able
    to accept and love yourself. I have photographed hundreds of
    so call "ugly" person, but each and everyone is so unique to
    me in one way or another. Why not allow me to do the same
    to you.

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    i giv ppl sore-eyez!

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    Default Re: Why are people camera shy?

    Quote Originally Posted by forward
    Some people just don't like a camera pointing at them, what are the possible reasons? On the other hand there are many people who loves being photographed and will ask you "Take my photo" when they see you with an big cam like the dSLR?
    I am vain and I don't like being shot at...pay me...maybe I might heheheheh.....

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    becos i looked like pong bah bao in pics lor
    always siam far far when ppl aim me
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