If you wear glasses, you’ve likely experienced irritating light glare on your lenses. This can be especially frustrating during video calls, as it is distracting and not visually appealing. In this light tip, we will explain how to position your lighting to avoid glare and look your best!
Think of the lenses of your glasses as a mirror. They’re going to reflect anything that’s directly in front of them, especially light. The key to removing glare is to position your light source outside of your direct line of sight.
This is best done with two lights, placed on either side of your desk, in order to evenly light both sides of your face. We suggest using two Lume Cube Edge Lights. The Edge Light's five pivot points allow you to maneuver your light into the perfect position for removing glare.
First, you want to place one light on each side of your monitor and raise the height of each light so they are shining above your head vs directly at you.
The next step is to angle the lights at a 45° angle. Lastly, you’ll want to tilt the light head slightly down, so the light shines down towards your face. This should cast a nice shadow underneath your chin and provide a nice, evenly-lit appearance.
Watch the video above to see this light tip in action!