Webcam chat has become the best way to meet new people and even stay in touch with family or friends. However, many people, if not most, tend to use webcams the wrong way. Although there is no one way of experiencing webcam chat sessions, there are definite guidelines to follow in order to make the experience more enjoyable for both parties involved. We have gathered up a list of the top 6 tips to making your webcam chat sessions better.
Turn the Light Up High
Many, way too many people sit in front of their webcam in a dark room. Sure, keeping the lights low is romantic and easier on the eyes, but it’s terrible for webcam chats. When you chat with the lights down low, it becomes incredibly difficult for the other person to see you. Keeping the lights on a high setting it the ideal way to kick off a great cam session.
Angles are Important
The angle of your webcam is so important that it may actually be the most important factor to consider. If the webcam is too high, they will see more of the top of your head than anything else. On the other hand, if it’s placed too low, you’ll look very awkward as they stare at your chin all night. You want to angle the webcam so it’s eye level and perfectly straight. Mess around with different angles until you find the right one.
Avoid Built-In Webcams
Built-in webcams are incredibly popular these days, especially with laptops. However, no matter how details and rich the picture quality is, you should avoid them at all costs. These built-in webcams don’t give you the freedom to test out different angles and most of the time, with laptops, the webcam is way too low. Remember how important angles are, well that’s exactly why you want to spend $50 on a high quality standalone webcam.
Clean Your Room
Messy rooms in the background are a trend, but a terrible one. You want to give your viewers something nice, calming and non-distracting to look at. You don’t want the other person to constantly be thinking of your mess rather than the conversation that you’re having. Keeping your background clean is very important and makes it much more enjoyable to sleep at night knowing that you’re room is clean, just saying.
Don’t become a monotone person like 95% of people who speak on webcams. It’s weird how people instantly develop a boring tone of voice when the cam turns on. Using emotions and speaking like you would in any normal conversation will make the session much more enjoyable for both of you.
Quit Walking Off
So many people walk off screen when webcam chatting; it’s rude. Sure, if you’re chatting for several hours at a time you’ll eventually have to use the washroom, but more often than not, webcam chats last under an hour. When the webcam turns on, you become an actor on screen; so quit walking off and be professional. Nobody likes watching a blank screen while waiting for the other person to return.