A masterclass in lighting for your next video conference
Tom Ford has offered his advice for how to look your best on camera during online meetings.
The American fashion designer and filmmaker gave The New York Times “a masterclass in lighting” and it's worth listening to.
Here’s are Ford’s recommendations:
Elevate the computer so the camera is slightly higher than your head. Ford recommends the camera is situated “about the top of your head”, and says to then point it “down into your eyes”.
For example, you could place your computer up on a stack of books and then point the camera down into your eyes.
Place a tall lamp next to the computer “on the side of your face you feel is best”. Ford says the lamp should be “in line with and slightly behind the computer so the light falls nicely on your face”.
Use a white tablecloth or put a piece of white paper on the table, out of sight. “It will give you a bit of fill and bounce”.
Finally, Ford recommends “lots of powder, et voila!”