How-To Improve Lighting for Webcam Videos

When recording a webcam video for your online course, it is important to practice good lighting techniques to produce the highest quality video possible. One key concept to keep in mind when recording with your webcam is to try to find an evenly lit space and keep your camera at eye level. This will prevent your image from being too dark or too bright and will make sure your facial expressions are visible to viewers. Each of the links below demonstrates some additional helpful techniques for webcam video lighting.

This video from Techsmith is a great example of how to adjust your recording settings to create great looking videos. Techsmith also has a Best Practices overview that includes many additional tips for image quality and beyond.

This video from Wistia shows some advanced techniques for webcam lighting.

This Skype article gives technique suggestions for using available light sources you might already have access to.

This article from Articulate has suggestions for do­it­yourself projects to improve webcam lighting conditions.

This Podcaster Studio article includes techniques and products for advanced users.