Lighting and

To look better on
camera, the biggest improvement you can make is to light your face properly.

Not everyone will have the money – or the space – for a studio-style lighting setup. There are some smaller scale things you can do to make sure you don’t look like a silhouette.


Changing their camera is usually the first thing people think about when trying to improve their video calling setup. Most laptop cameras are good enough these days (although anything can be improved). You should definitely start by looking at improving your lighting before changing your camera. If you want a camera upgrade as well, here are your three budget options.