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How to look better on Video Chat?

If you want to know how to look better on video chat there are two main things to consider; lighting and positioning. 

Let’s start with lighting.

The first thing you want to consider is your light source, and the direction your light is coming from. You want to be facing a light source. Having your back to your light source will create a silhouette and no one will be able to see you.

To look better on video chat simply place your light source in front of you. You can use any light source you have available be it a window, light, or professional lights. 

One thing to avoid is overhead light. Overhead light will create bad shadows, to adjust simply turn off any overhead lights and place your light source in front of you.  

Now that you have your lighting sorted out, it’s time to talk about camera and body position.

When positioning your camera you want to avoid any extreme angles. To look better on video chat it is best to set your camera at eye level or slightly higher. You can use books, binders, or even toilet paper to make sure the height is right. 

If you want to look genuine and interested make sure you look directly into the camera lens. The more eye contact you make with the camera the more authentic you will look.  

As for body position you want to avoid leaning back. To look better on video chat make sure you are leaning towards the camera.

Think of it this way, whatever part of your body is closest to the camera will look biggest. You want that to be your face, so lean forward. 

In summary, to look better on video chat make sure you are facing your light source, your camera is eye level and you are leaning towards the camera.

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