TL;DR: Download Shreveport-Bossier Zoom background images here.

Perhaps you’re among the hundreds of millions of folks who’ve recently found themselves spending a lot of time in Zoom meetings. Zoom, a video conferencing software that many companies are using to stay in touch with work-from-home employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, grew from 10 million average daily users in December 2019 to 200 million average daily users in March 2020.

If you’re looking for a way to make your background stand out in virtual meetings—or just looking for some way to keep your boss from seeing the mess in your living room—consider sprucing up your next Zoom meeting with these downloadable teleconferencing background images featuring scenic views of Shreveport-Bossier.

Need help setting up a virtual background in Zoom? It’s really, really easy to do if your computer has a good camera and a relatively fast processor. Here’s a handy video tutorial from the company:

You can dress up the background of your next meeting with photos from a variety of spots around Shreveport-Bossier, from the walking trails at R.W. Norton Art Gallery to the sunflower fields of northern Caddo Parish. In the featured image for this blog post, I’m “virtually visiting” one of my favorite spots in town, the shark tunnel at Shreveport Aquarium.

Chances are good that, if you’re working from home, you’re also looking for activities to enjoy from home with your family. The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau (publisher of this blog) has begun posting “virtual programs” and live-streaming events on its local arts and culture calendar, New virtual programs and live-streaming events are being added daily; you can see an up-to-date list here.

Got young children at home? The Tourist Bureau has also uploaded coloring book pages featuring local attractions in Shreveport-Bossier, which you can download here.

20× is a publication of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.