The New York Times published the following four steps for looking good on a video conference that were provided to Mauren Dowd by Tom Ford. Illustrations are by Tracy Ma. Capitol Commnuicator knows that a lot of you maybe struggling a little to have to be on video these days. However, this does really help. Capitol Communicator tested it. Be well, be safe and sure it is fine to keep wearing the pajama bottoms.

STEP 1

 

Put the computer on a stack of books so the camera is slightly higher than your head. Say, about the top of your head. And then point it down into your eyes.

STEP 2

 

Then take a tall lamp and set it next to the computer on the side of your face you feel is best. The lamp should be in line with and slightly behind the computer so the light falls nicely on your face.

STEP 3

Then put a piece of white paper or a white tablecloth on the table you are sitting at but make sure it can’t be seen in the frame. It will give you a bit of fill and bounce.

STEP 4

Lots of powder, et voilà!

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