How to Not Look Ugly on a Webcam
Source – Mixergy
#1: Don’t have any light behind you (even if it’s from a window)
When light hits a webcam, it compensates by going dark, which makes you look like a faceless shadow.
#2: Have light facing you
That’s how they make people look good on TV.
#3: Mind your background
No bathroom or anything funky behind you.
#4: Use an ethernet cable to connect to the internet & turn wifi off
Wifi is convenient, but it has latency issues, which makes you look like you’re constantly 2 seconds behind the conversation.
#5: Find a quiet place to record
If people have to strain to hear you, they’ll feel annoyed.
#6: Restart your computer. Even if it’s a Mac.
It’s the best way to ensure random background programs aren’t taking resources away.
#7: Turn off any programs you don’t need
Even web browsers can be resource hogs.
#8: Pause (or shut off) programs that upload or download files in the background
Look for programs that you don’t think about, like Dropbox or cloud backup software.
#9: Ask people who are sharing your internet network not to upload or download large files
It’ll slow down your connection and make you hard to see and hear you.
#10: Position yourself so you’re in the center of the webcam