Improve your Webcam Look

I really don’t want to see up your nose. Can you reangle your webcam, please?

Do you recall watching the TV show, The Big Bang Theory, and how they would video chat? Every time Sheldon called Amy, he looks directly into the webcam. Now, I know what you’re going to say that it wasn’t a real webcam phone call, and you might be right. Yet, there was something to be learned from this.

Here are three quick tips on a video conference that will make you look better will vlogging, video recording, or streaming video.

Is Your Background Mother Approved?

Does your office have the “Mother” approval stamped, and everything is perfect and in its place? Or do you have a working office like I do, with piles of paper, equipment lying on the floor, and yes, it not picture-perfect?

Well, that’s my office, it’s not perfect. I’ve learned that if I position the webcam correctly, the viewers don’t see the stuff on the floor, on the cabinets, and out of lense sight. So don’t be afraid to turn your webcam on and be seen.   

Hight is King

At a very early age, we are taught to look at a person in the eye when talking to them. Making eye contact is what we want to do with the webcam. TV camera crews hold video cameras at eye level while recording. The best advice I can give you is to move your webcam to eye level, and you see a significant improvement in your web video presentation.

Eliminate up the nose camera angle or the double chin downward look as the video chatting is about the eye level connection. A simple adjustment is all that’s need for a better webcam appearance.