Who knew a year ago that we would be working from home and spending the day jumping from video call to video call? In a short time, many of us had to become proficient at using technology like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and other online video conferencing to work, study, or keep in touch with loved ones. However, seeing yourself on that small screen can still sometimes come as quite a shock. If you feel like your webcam isn’t doing you justice, here are some pro tips about how to look great on Zoom, without having to resort to filters.
One of the cool features of Zoom is that you can use a virtual background, which works similarly to green screens in the movies. However, sometimes these backgrounds can be more distracting than helpful. The best option is to choose a tidy, well-lit area of your home and set up there. If you’d rather not let your coworkers see your living space, a bare wall in a neutral color should work just fine.
Dim, inadequate lighting is hard on the eyes, and it’s not doing you any favors. Avoid backlighting (when a light source is behind you) which puts you in the shadows. Instead, set up your computer near a natural light source like a big window, or light yourself from the front using a well-placed lamp. Lighting yourself head-on will give you the best result, and you really can’t overdo it with Zoom.
Good posture is as important during a Zoom call as it is the rest of the time. Sit in a chair with good back support, take a deep breath, and drop your shoulders. Believe it or not, this simple step can make a huge difference not just to how you look, but also to how you feel—especially at the end of a long day of video conferencing.
Here’s a real game-changer. Most people conduct their Zoom calls at their desk, where their computer or laptop tends to be lower down. This results in that unflattering upward-facing camera angle that emphasizes your chin, instead of your face. Instead, raise your webcam to eye-level. If you’re using a laptop, put some coffee table books under it.
Remember, people can see you! Or your upper half, at least. When it comes to your outfit, solid colors play better on screen than patterns and try to avoid accessories, like jewelry, which can create unwanted noise or be distracting. Bonus points for spraying on just a touch of perfume; no one can smell you, but it’s an instant mood booster, and all of us could use one of those right now.
If you’re working from home, you’ve probably already adopted a pared-down makeup routine. Good news—minimal makeup is perfect for Zoom. This is where the tinted moisturizer comes in handy because your best feature on screen is always a fresh, glowing complexion. And here’s a real insider’s tip: do your makeup in front of your webcam, instead of the mirror. Your computer’s camera tends to wash you out and flatten your face, so seeing your handiwork on the screen can help to achieve the right effect.
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