When turning on the webcam, the first thing people likely do is start looking at their appearance. But did you know your backdrop can be just as important as how you look on camera?
Here are some best practices for creating the right backdrop:
- Keep it simple and clean
- Remove any clutter or items that could be distracting
- Create some depth between you and your backdrop (like some artwork or a bookcase)
Watch this video to learn how it’s done:
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