Today we got to grips with our Camera Confidence by thinking about how we can come across as more confident that we really are. Being confident can be different to displaying confidence and there’s a few tricks you can use to make sure that a first impression is the right impression.
We chatted about body language, sincerity, eye contact, and presentation whilst considering how we come across to others. Having the front to give things a go can be part of the battle in overcoming nerves. Putting ourselves in the frame can be a good way to experiment with how, and who, we want to be.
Each participant was challenged to stand at the front of the group and present their photographs to each other. Talking about photographs you’ve taken of your peers can be very intimidating but it can also be fun. Our focus was always on the positive qualities we each have and how these strengths can benefit each of us in an interview situation. One of our participants had said previously she wouldn’t be able to stand in front of the group and talk, but she managed this on just the third week. I can’t wait to see what she will achieve by the end of the course!
Selling the strengths of other people is often easier than trying to consider our own strengths. Next week our intrepid photographic explorers will be thinking about their own strengths to demonstrate to the group everything they’ve learned. If they can do that they’ll walk all over any job interview situation they might encounter in the future.