September 22, 2020

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The No-Nonsense Guide to Webcam Modeling

The Minimum Technology You Need To Be a Camgirl

The equipment you’re using can be the difference between failure and success in webcam modeling. In this quick guide I’ll make sure you know what you need to set yourself up to achieve your goals.

 

1. Computer

Laptop Computer
This can be a bit overwhelming if you’re not the IT guy. 😉 If you have any doubts, just post your computer specs in the comments and I’ll let you know whether it will work well for camming.

 

This is all you need:

 

[wp-svg-icons icon=”checkbox-unchecked” wrap=”i”] Minimum Processor: 400MHz
[wp-svg-icons icon=”checkbox-unchecked” wrap=”i”] Minimum RAM: 256Mb

 

These requirements are quite low. So as long as your computer isn’t ancient, you’re probably good. But just to be sure…

 

Where Do I Find My Computer Specs?

 

If you’re using Windows

 

Right Click on My Computer
Select Properties
See Specs under System

 

This is what it looks like on my computer, but it might be a little different on yours.

 

How do I find my computer specs

 

How do I find my computer specs

 

How do I find my computer specs

 

[wp-svg-icons icon=”point-right” wrap=”i”] Notice the processor speed is 2.5 GHz. The required speed was 400MHz. 1GHz = 1000MHz so this fits the bill.

[wp-svg-icons icon=”point-right” wrap=”i”] The RAM available is 11.2GB. The required RAM was 256MB, and again 1GB = 1000MB. I have too much RAM for my own good lol.

 

If you’re using a Mac

 

Click the Apple menu
Select About This Mac
Click More Info
This will open up system information and you can see your specs.

 

2. Webcam

 

A standard USB webcam with 720p HD video streaming and a built-in microphone is good.

 

For more on picking out the best webcam for you, read: Will Your Webcam Quality Attract the Right Customers?

 

3. High Speed Internet

 

If you can use your phone and Internet at the same time, you’re in the 21st century with the rest of us lol. I mean, you have high speed Internet. 😛

 

You will need a good, stable connection so that you don’t end up with disconnects and a freezing video stream. The minimum upload speed recommended is 1.0Mbps.

 

You can test your Internet speed for free at Speedtest.net. It will look something like this:
test your internet speed

 

4. Lights

 

You’ve probably read a ton of conflicting and complicated guides to lighting if you’ve been doing your research. Well, they’re wrong. I mean, if at some point you want to get all professional and have perfect lighting, go for it. But right now, it’s completely unnecessary to have that kind of convoluted setup.

 

What you need:

 

[wp-svg-icons icon=”checkbox-unchecked” wrap=”i”] Two lamps without shades
OR
[wp-svg-icons icon=”checkbox-unchecked” wrap=”i”] One lamp and one window with light coming through it

 

Of course it will depend on your space and you’ll need to experiment a bit, but follow these simple tips and you’ll be fine:

 

[wp-svg-icons icon=”star” wrap=”i”] Keep the lights as close to eye level as possible.

If you’re using a window, the natural light will be diffused by the time it hits you and the angle shouldn’t be an issue.

 

[wp-svg-icons icon=”star” wrap=”i”] Don’t use a desk lamp.

The light will be hard, which means that it will cause unnatural looking shadows on you and/or behind you.

 

[wp-svg-icons icon=”star” wrap=”i”] Table lamps with the shades removed are great.

With 60 watt bulbs, you’ll end up with a nice bright and even light.

Lightbulb

[wp-svg-icons icon=”star” wrap=”i”] Position the lights at approximately 45 degree angles, one on either side of you so that when you’re looking at your computer, the lights are behind it.

You are the fabulous focal point.

So that’s your basic setup, and with these essentials in place you could theoretically become a webcam model and start making money tomorrow.

 

Comments, questions, feedback? Go for it! 🙂

 

Talk soon.

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