India, Nov. 22 -- { Q+A }

(Hindustan Times) -- Best face forward

(Hindustan Times) -- On video calls, I sit in the brightest corner of my room, yet my face looks the darkest. What gives?

(Hindustan Times) -- -Kartika M, Via email

(Hindustan Times) -- Just being in the brightest corner with a window does not help! You could be seated against the light or your camera could be positioned in the wrong direction. For video, the light source should be as wide as possible, not a spotlight. When the light is widespread and diffused, you can adjust your camera angles and bring it to your eye level to check for exposure. Try to be in front of natural light and if you have to video call in artificial light, move away from harsh light to a bigger...