Since the coronavirus pandemic started people who could work from home have. Which means that video conferencing has become the solution to not being in the office. Most of the people who have had to start working from home were not used to video meetings and now some of them are experts. The major part that is disregarded for video calls is the lighting.

There are four very common lighting issues; backlit, harsh shadows, overblown, underlit. 


Backlit lighting is the process of illuminating the subject from the back. Meaning that the lighting instrument and the viewer face each other with the subject in between them. It creates a glowing effect on the edges of the subject, while other areas are darker.


Harsh shadow lighting has too much light on one side. Meaning that the light will create a shadow on the subject. Harsh lighting could be direct lighting or lightning from a lamp that has no covering. 


Overblown lighting is the result of too much light meaning that the subject is practically white (there are no details in the highlight at all). 


Underlit lighting is the result of not enough light meaning that the subject is dark.


Unfortunately, most of the time the lighting is backlit. Lousy lighting can interfere with the participants clearly seeing one another. That is why it is essential to have proper lighting for your conference calls. When looking for lighting solutions for video conferencing you should keep a few things in mind; dimmable lights, color temperature control, and adjustable positioning. 

Dustin Smith from Lifesize has created a blog about the different video conferencing lighting solutions called, 5 Inexpensive Video Conferencing Lighting Solutions. In the blog Dustin tests out 5 different inexpensive lighting solutions. 


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