Camera Shy

We are living in the age of Selfies, aren’t we? Before anything else happens we take a selfie – at a mall, in your balcony, in your bed, washroom, and I don’t know where all. I myself am party to it. Some of my cousins say I am obsessed with selfies!! Like really??? I know girls who take 69 washroom selfies at a cinema!! I am much mellower than that. At least I post much lesser than what I click. LOL.

Just a few days back someone said in our family whatsapp group I should be named Selfie Tina. It made me laugh actually. It sent me thinking for sometime.

The more I see my son posing for selfies at 8 months the more amazed I get. The moment you hold the phone in front of him he knows it’s time to pose! He is a camera friendly baby. But his mom hasn’t been like that always.

If you see photos of mine from my childhood you’ll be surprised to see a kid who’s always sulking. I hated cameras, I hated flash, I simply hated the idea of gathering together and posing for photos.

During my childhood, we used to have these photo sessions at home. My dad has a friend who is a famous photo journalist and we have had many photo sessions with him. I was probably five or six when one Sunday we were all dressed up for one such photo session.

I particularly was not happy how my mum had dressed me up. I hated kajal, I hated jewellery, I hated stockings. I don’t know why but I just can’t stand stockings at all. I was not happy with any of the outfits I was made to wear. Then came the torturous lights, quite a nightmare for me.

All other cousins were super happy and excited about the photoshoot. They all loved posing and dressing up. And there I was sulking in all the photos, which was enough to face some wrath from my mom later.

This is exactly how uninterested I was while being clicked. I am in Red Shirt

But if you follow me on Instagram now or on FB you’ll know how much the little camera shy girl has come across. I still don’t know why I used to sulk in all photos in my earlier days.

But my bub ain’t camera shy!

Here’s mom and son – Same Place, Same Photographer and Same toys!! he hijacked my teddies!!

Let me know if you are enjoying the anecdotes!

Until next time, Cheers!!

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This post is written for the A to Z Challenge 2016 for Day 3 Letter C. Visit A to ZBlogChatter to read other beautiful bloggers!

Tina Basu

25 Comments on #AtoZChallenge 2016 Day 3 – C for Camera Shy

  1. Rashmi karthik
    April 4, 2016 at 3:57 am (3 years ago)

    Tina, I totally get it. If anything has embarrassed me to the core in my wedding is the photo session. I hate posing to the camera.Of late, the story is changed a bit and my friends claim that I have turned a selfie freak. I see the craze dying out again.

    Between love the photo of mom and son.(he poses better actually:))

  2. Roshan Radhakrishnan
    April 4, 2016 at 4:28 am (3 years ago)

    HAHA… even before you mentioned ur the one in the red shirt, it was obvious from the description preceding it that that was you 😀

    I was very quiet and subdued in childhood pics… as a grown up, Ive become more childish in front of the camera ironically

  3. bellybytes
    April 4, 2016 at 5:44 am (3 years ago)

    I can't do selfies without looking cross eyed so I tend to avoid them. Besides, my arms are really short and all in all I hate selfies. But it is an art I have to admit.
    I recognised the solemn girl even before you revealed your identity and am glad that your little baby loves the camera. Just wait till he starts actually looking at himself and trying to "edit" his poses…..

  4. Kala Ravi
    April 4, 2016 at 6:05 am (3 years ago)

    Hey Tina…yes absolutely enjoying your anecdotes! Both you and sonny boy are soo cute…ideal selfie candidates! I look totally weird in selfies, so none for me 🙁
    What's cooking with D, I wonder….! Cheers 🙂
    @KalaRavi16 from

  5. Unknown
    April 4, 2016 at 6:42 am (3 years ago)

    Taking selfies is an art form, for sure! You have to be able to figure out th right angle and lighting and all of that!

    Interesting posts…wonder what's coming our way tomorrow! 😀

    Modern Gypsy

  6. Karan Shah
    April 4, 2016 at 8:08 am (3 years ago)

    how I can relate to the turn around from camera shy to camera loving person.

  7. Dixita mour
    April 4, 2016 at 8:21 am (3 years ago)

    Haha so cute photo .

    I also take lots of selfies 😒😒 an am working on avoiding this habit now. Due increased addiction .

    @dixita011 from
    Cafenined words

  8. thewhitescape
    April 4, 2016 at 9:47 am (3 years ago)

    It’s funny, you know…there was a time that I can remember (because I’m sort of old), when one didn’t have to ever worry about appearing in front of a video camera if they didn’t want to. It was easy to be camera shy, because not that many people had cameras to stick in your face.
    Nowadays, video cameras are everywhere.Like anything, being comfortable in front of the camera takes practice. If you want to overcome the nerves, then you just have to get in front of the camera as much as possible. If you’re in any way involved in new media, chances are you’ll eventually be put in front of a camera. By taking a few simple steps and of course, practicing, you’ll feel more comfortable as time goes on. Who knows, you might even start to enjoy it!

  9. Tina Basu
    April 4, 2016 at 11:58 am (3 years ago)

    He's a born poser. Clicks selfies at 8 months!!

  10. Tina Basu
    April 4, 2016 at 11:58 am (3 years ago)

    I like taking selfies now

  11. Tina Basu
    April 4, 2016 at 11:59 am (3 years ago)

    Lol. I find it great to click now

  12. Tina Basu
    April 4, 2016 at 11:59 am (3 years ago)

    He clicks his own selfies at 8 months

  13. Tina Basu
    April 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks Kala. D will be delicious too!

  14. Tina Basu
    April 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm (3 years ago)

    Every ones a selfie addict now

  15. Tina Basu
    April 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm (3 years ago)

    I too enjoy the selfie times

  16. Tina Basu
    April 4, 2016 at 12:02 pm (3 years ago)

    I already do now

  17. Rajlakshmi
    April 4, 2016 at 12:27 pm (3 years ago)

    hahaha the first picture does say how much you have camera. The second one is so cute. You have saved all those toys too. Brilliant!!

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  18. Chicky Kadambari
    April 4, 2016 at 12:55 pm (3 years ago)

    LOL! It was quite obvious you were the one in red! 😀
    I have never been too shy in front of the camera. Used to be a bit formal when I was a kid, but I have become more casual and candid now.
    – Chicky @

  19. Geets
    April 4, 2016 at 1:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Haha.. Kids today. They are so camera friendly. My niece, she can beat a model right away when it comes to posing. And I am not talking about the pouts and poses, it's about the way she stands and touches the wall. Oblivious to what she's posing, the photos look really seductive and mind you, she's just 5!

    And selfies, that's our thing right. Not too many, but a couple of them do no harm 🙂


    April 4, 2016 at 3:04 pm (3 years ago)

    I am not camera shy, I guess, and I absolutely love it if a snap comes right. But selfie is a no for me, as I look all puffed up 🙁

  21. The Solitary Writer
    April 4, 2016 at 6:25 pm (3 years ago)

    Yes, these days kids love being clicked. I have noticed that .. many of my nephews and nieces have a thing for cameras and they nicely pose when someone waves a camera phone or camera in front of them. This is the new gen huh! You looked pretty when you are young.. Cute!

    C- Can I?

  22. Sheethal Susan Jacob
    April 4, 2016 at 8:10 pm (3 years ago)

    Your Baby is really cute. I always loved his smile, right from the first pic you have posted of him in FB. I was never a camera shy person. I used to and even now show all my teeth while posing for a pic. 😀

  23. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:33 am (3 years ago)

    I figured it out as I grew up and got wise I guess

  24. Tina Basu
    April 13, 2016 at 2:34 am (3 years ago)

    Yeah I preserved them now they have been hijacked


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