The two photos in this post were taken a minute apart. I didn’t change my make-up and I’m not using a filter in either picture. Shutting a curtain that was letting in a lot of light behind me, and turning on my desk lamp made a world of difference.
2. Elevate the camera.
Raising the camera up so it is a little bit higher than your eyes helps you looked more poised (and skinnier!).
3. Clean up the background.
I prefer the background in the before shot here because there is less stuff in it. To make the “after” picture look better, I tidied up the room behind me since I knew more of it was showing.
4. Double check your appearance.
I’m wearing a solid blue shirt in these photos for a reason. Blue tends to look really good on camera, while patterns do not.
I also changed my hair between shots. It looked kind of wild in the first picture, and I wouldn’t want people to fixate on that instead of what I have to say.
I hope these tips help you feel more confident and look better in your next video chat!