When a camera enters a room, something changes. People’s attention shifts. For those greatly affected you see their eyes shift, the body language change, and either the dawning of a unique performance quality or the shrinking of their entire being because of fear.
This same shift can happen to a child when they come within the sphere of influence of there parents or peer group. When they notice they are being watched.
This is question we are responding to in these situations: What are these people, whose perception of me I value, going to think of me?
This question is binding. It either continues to burden us, or it is lifted. The camera magnifies it. The photo, video, or recording will end up in front of the eyes of millions (thanks to social media), there will be comments, they won’t all be kind.
We all are being watched. Understand the responsibility. Act accordingly.
We all have a camera. Understand its power. Use it well.