make people look taller

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  1. tobykreit

    tobykreit TPF Noob!

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    i need to take some pictures for a co-worker who is short and i need to make her look taller. the obvious is to shoot up but i was wondering if there where any other tips for gaoing about doing this

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    put her next to items that are smaller than they should be

    for example standing in a small door way will make her look bigger. Have her next to even smaller people.
    Thats all i can think of and of course like you said low angle
     
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    Or shoot her with a wide angle while she lies down (say in the grass or on a sofa).

    M.
     
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    As long as you are shooting her on her own and there's nothing around to give a comparison, you wont be able to tell i.e. Don't shoot her next to her 6'4" boyfroend [if she has one]. Unless you were told, you wouldn't know how tall Tom Cruise was. They always have shorter co-stars with him.
     
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    Good point. Its the same way with Vin Diesel. You never even notice that he's wearing 4" heels on his shoes until someone points it out.
     
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    So wait... how tall are Tom Cruise and Vin Diesel???
     
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    Rumor has it that both are about 5'7" - 5'9"
     
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    Haha ... thank you but just for the record... I was joking. I don't care about either of those guys.

    <hides his Top Gun t-shirt>

     
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    I'm new, so I hope it's okay to jump right in, just wanted to throw out a little warning about shooting her from below, unless you really know how to pose her, it will usually add weight. She'd probably rather look short than fat ;)
     
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    Hey Nicole... welcome to the Forum and yes it's ok to jump right in. :D

    This is a great point. You might want to consider adjusting the environment like others suggested before you consider adjusting the angle. I always try to keep the camera eye level or higher when shooting a person.
     

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