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How to NOT Be Afraid of the Camera
Written by Adera Angelucci   

woman's face looking at the camera

It can be daunting to stare at a lens since it can seem like an emotionless eyeball, unblinking, waiting for you. Perhaps it conjures an image that you fear—an ambivalent audience. After all, how can we perform without connection? I think this fear and the lack of connection is what can trip people up when doing video. As with everything else, we need to turn fear to love.

The camera, and the waiting audience, loves you. The lens is your most patient ally—it will wait until you get it right.


Bring out the best you by imagining or having your ideal person there to film with.

  1. Smile—it will get you out of your head and into your heart. Guaranteed.
  2. If you muck up, laugh at yourself! You are trying and no one gets it right the first time.
  3. Find your best angle and light yourself up! We’re there to see you, not your backdrop.
  4. Your phone shoots in HD! You do not need any fancy equipment, so relax. Make sure to get a tripod so you’re not hand-holding. Shaky video is distracting!
  5. You are perfectly imperfect and your story or message deserves to be heard! (I want to hear it!)


Adera Angelucci -

Adera Angelucci is a passion-driven, purpose led entrepreneur on a mission to help others express their truth and own their awesome. Host and Creator of Passionpreneur TV, Co-Founder at SPIRO Creative Inc. a Telly Award winning company dedicated to marketing amazing people and making the world a better, happier place, one video at a time.