Kodak courage
n. The greater-than-usual level of courage exhibited by people who are being photographed or filmed.

Example Citation:
"Downtown, I've skated in front of that many people," says Keida. "It's good. It gives you a lot more incentive to try your hardest. There's a certain thing called Kodak courage. If there's a camera, it pushes you to do better."
—Mike Keida, quoted in Margaret LeBrun, "In-line or outta their minds," The Post-Standard, September 7, 1995

Earliest Citation:
"And I'm trusting John's grip, completely. You talk about being high on life ... to know that you could die, but you probably won't, but you don't know it. People were filming, so I just kind of got my Kodak courage together, told myself, You're going to do this, so why freak yourself out? Everything melted away, I let go and the bridge just disappeared."
—Craig Vetter, "Rubber jump," Playboy, September 1, 1990

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