Almost all people had to use Skype, yahoo messenger, and webcam to communicate with their family around or friends abroad. But the truth is that this kind of communication has less quality, not because of the internet or the quality of camera but not knowing how to use camera correctly in communications.
In this article we talk about some tricks that help you look good on a webcam so that you can communicate with others (family, friends, boss, colleagues) with more quality.
Simple principles to look good on a webcam:
1- Set your camera as the same height as your eyes and a little bit below. If you have a laptop, you can put it on several books and if the webcam itself has a tripod, it will be easier to change its height.
2- Try to sit in a place where there is no window behind you. sunlight reflect to the camera. It becomes completely white and your face seems darker. If it’s night, window is not a problem as a matter of fact it can help the decoration look better but if it’s day, you have to choose a place where sunlight doesn’t make your face darker. It’s better if the window is in front of you and sunlight shines on your face because it makes your face brighter.
3- Sometimes fan cooler is on or it’s crowd so there is a really annoying voice. It spreads and the webcam catches it without us noticing. In this case, you can buy a small mike and install it to the laptop and your coat or shirt. It makes your voice sound clear and loud.
4- Never lean on the chair. Leaning makes you seem fatter. When you lean back your belly shows up and it seems you are bigger. There is no need to come very close to the webcam to show your attention. You have to sit in a normal and comfortable position. It makes you look good on a webcam.
I hope with these simple ways you can have better video conferences and look good on a webcam.