Video chatting has come a long way when compared to what it was just a decade ago. We used to hop on our webcam for a few minutes and then we would return to text chatting. Video chatting online used to be grainy and with the terrible quality, nobody wanted to use it. Nowadays, we have HD webcams and amazing audio quality. This makes us want to video chat with strangers more often. Here are the top 4 tips to video chat like a pro.
The height of your webcam placement is one of the most important factors that most people ignore. If you want to make your face easily visible without having strangers see you from unfortunate angles, you’ll want to place your webcam at eye level. This will prevent you from looking weird on cam and the people you’ll be talking with will be under the impression that you’re looking them straight in the eyes.
Although the amount of light is important, the type of lighting used is also very important. First you’ll want to make sure that you don’t use too much light, but you also want to make sure that the room isn’t pitch dark either. Having an indirect light source is the best way to go. Placing a curtain over a window or light will make it bright enough for people to see you without being an overwhelming amount of brightness.
Too many people choose to wear awkward costumes or heavily patterned clothing while on webcam with others. If you want the people that you’re talking with to keep their attention on you rather than on the clothes you’re wearing, wear simple clothes. A solid color rather than patterned clothing is the best way to go. If you wear clothes with lots of patterns, their attention will be brought to your clothes rather than you.
Although you don’t have to spend 2 hours in the bathroom making yourself pretty for the webcam, a little touch of foundation can go a long way. Even guys can benefit from wearing some male foundation before appearing on cam. I know how difficult this may be on a man’s ego, but when appearing on cam, your face tends to appear brighter than in real life. With a bit of color on your face, you’ll seem much more attractive and you will definitely stand out from the crowd. You should definitely consider the addition of some basic makeup before appearing on cam whether you’re a female or a male.
At TopCamSites we want to do whatever we can to help our users find and make the most of their use of webcam sites. We took the most common questions that we received and created tips to help others looking for assistance. We update this section from time to time when we get new tip ideas from our users.