As we approach the 10th week of sheltering in place, most of us have figured out how to look good—well, okay, presentable—on camera as meetings have migrated to Zoom, Google Hangouts, and the like. Get dressed, for one (showering is optional at this point, IMHO). Face a window to get nice, even lighting. Raise your camera to be eye level so that folks aren’t staring directly into your nostrils.
Backgrounds, however, are another matter. Not everyone has a credibility bookcase. Your kids’ discarded toys and jackets may be strewn on the floor, or your roommate is in the throes of an online boxing class. Perhaps your cat is licking its unmentionables, and it’s not quite the scene you want to set for your one-on-one.
Luckily, Zoom makes it easy to manifest the environment we want if the environment we have isn’t ideal. If you’ve ever wanted to dial in from a Dwell house, now’s your chance—click here to download backgrounds from some of our favorite dwellings, shot by photographers Pippa Drummond and Joe Fletcher.
Need a preview? Here’s what you’ll find for your new, immaculate work-from-home situation.
A Sun Valley, Idaho Retreat by Rick Joy
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