Today, I’m going to show you the easiest trick on how to look awesome on camera and the three ways you can do it.
The problem with laptops
If you’re using a laptop right now, you’re most likely looking down at the screen. (Don’t deny it!)
And this is a problem when you use it to create videos – the built-in camera is below your eye level, which is not the most flattering angle for anyone.
So what’s the solution?
Raise your camera!
Raise your camera up to eye-level. This way, your audience won’t be looking up the inside of your nose.
There are three simple ways to do this:
- The Tower of Britannica. Find old encyclopedia books and pile them up until your laptop camera is at eye level. Or it could be old college books – whatever books, as long as they’re thick and all at the same size.
- The Bar Chair. If you don’t have anything you can use to raise your camera, you can lower your chair.
- My Favorite Solution. I’ve been searching for the right laptop stand for a couple of years now and I finally found one I’m happy with – the laptop tray that mounts to a microphone stand.
So there you go – three easy ways on how to raise your camera and look great on video. I hope you remember these the next time you hit that record button!