How to Look Good During 3CX Video Call
It is a truth universally acknowledged that some people do not look good on video calls. From eternal bad lighting to the maximum number of people who never realize the camera belongs at eye level, video call images are the gift we wish would stop giving. Don’t get us wrong, video calling is an incredible tool we’re lucky to have.
We can simultaneously recognize that we always look like a gremlin in webcam quality. Humans are vain creatures, especially when it comes to our careers. It’s why you dress your best for interviews and do your hair with extra care before a presentation. Our outward appearance matters, plain and simple.
Cyberspace is no different. It just requires a bit of thought beforehand until webcam quality catches up to smartphones. We covered the professional demeanor and attire side of looking good on video calls. Now, we turn our attention to how you can look good in your video conferencing camera.
Here are some simple steps to look good on a video call with no makeup team or fancy, expensive camera necessary.
1. Good Lighting for Video Conferencing Is Necessary:
The light should be soft in front of you, and preferably natural! If you’re short on sunlight, a lamp behind your screen works well. Avoid noir interrogation lighting by directing the lamplight to the wall rather than your face. Bouncing the light off a neutral-colored wall softens it so that you have a close alternative to natural light through a window.
2. Video Conference Camera Placement: Find Your Angles:
Let us help. There’s only one, and it’s eye level, dead ahead. Not below you, not above you. Repeat after us – Eye Level, Eye level. Look at your square on the screen. Is it below you like the laptop in the image at the top of this page? That’s terrible placement. Pop your laptop on a stack of books to raise the camera. We say this not for your sake but for the sake of those too polite to tell you they’re sick of looking up your nostrils.
3. Your Video Call Background: Location Matters:
While talking about your video call background, there are two cardinal rules:
- Don’t be right up against a wall.
- Depth is your friend!
It keeps your colleagues’ focus on you, not the titles on your bookshelf or neglected plants. Nor should you sit with your back directly to a window. Backlighting is no one’s friend. If you can sit facing the window, however, that’s perfect! If there’s no window, scroll up to #1.
4. Tinted Moisturizer:
You don’t need a full hair and makeup team to come powder your face just before the cameras turn on unless that’s your style. But as we mentioned earlier that live streaming video from a typical webcam doesn’t give the same quality as your phone’s portrait mode. The dulled colors combined with unflattering lighting can make everyone look faintly gray. A tinted moisturizer evens out your skin tone and helps deter shine or glare.
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