How to look decent in a WFH Video Call? Quick tips on lighting basics to look better on a video call (Exclusive for INA members)
21 and 23 May 2020, 10 – 11.30am
It’s a wrap! Behind the scene
Updated 27 May 2020
So it’s the 2nd month Working From Home for most of us. After countless video call, you may be wondering why some look better on the screen?
After you have tried dolling up, looking for a clean background, somehow you are still not so satisfied with how are you being presented on the screen.
You are very sure that the image quality can be a little better.
Besides having a decent lens, webcam or mobile camera, one thing I’ve noticed as a photographer is that many have missed out on the light source.
It’s not just switching on the ceiling light or have a bright window light.
But how the presenter is positioned, how the light is modified or even manipulated so the light can present you in a better, erm, light!
As a professional,
not internet, photographer since 2005, I had the luxury to learn and use various light sources, from ambient to professional lighting, to improvised lighting source. Like a wall…
Who knows this photography skill can be handy for a video call? After the first run and more interest, here is the 2nd and updated run of this workshop.
- Lighting Basics
- Available Tools
- Three basic setups
- Q&A, if time permits
- So you may look even better and outstanding in a video call and online workshop.
- I may get valuable feedback from you for my subsequent workshops and talks.
What to Prepare
- Portable table lamp, floor lamp, mobile light. (you’ll be moving them around)
- A3 size or bigger whiteboard/ card
- Day curtain. If possible, bring yourself next to it for this workshop.
- White cloth, kitchen paper towel (because it’s larger than tissue paper)