Most people’s webcam is situated too low, and people don’t look their best in a camera angle that’s coming from beneath their chin.
Grab a couple of books and place them under your laptop if necessary. Move your webcam a little closer to your face, and a little farther away… If your webcam is at the top of your laptop screen, move your screen back and forth, creating different angles, again attempting to determine which angle suits you.
In other situations, you may want to create a more polished professional impression.
I’m going to give you a few simple tips that you can take or leave, according to your own needs.
A right-height webcam allows for a more pleasing background.
First, let me say: With a little effort, it’s not difficult to create the right impression on your webcam.
Make sure you’re not backlit — the light should come from in front of you (behind your webcam) or from the side, but not from behind.You may want to try putting a lamp on or near your desk so that it lights up your face.Try different ways of lighting yourself, avoiding glare and washout, creating a pleasing and clear image.One of the problems of the too-low webcam is that the background becomes a giant white ceiling, which doesn’t look that great.
These days more of us are communicating via video rather than just voice or the written word — and I highly recommend it.
Since it’s important to make the right visual impression, I thought I’d share a few tips I’ve learned from experience.