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I take the majority of my photos using a tripod set at a waist-high level. Sometimes if I'm trying to be inconspicuous in a public place and don't want to bust out my tripod, I'll place my camera on a ledge or a post that is about waist-high or lower, but never anything taller. I'd much rather have the camera be at a lower angle looking up than a higher angle looking down. My photography skills pretty much suck because I usually just set the self-timer and hope for the best (which results in a lot of blurry photos), but the one thing that I do have control over is the angle at which the camera is placed.
The other day I decided to take photos at this little park but it was raining pretty hard that day and the grass was all mushy so I took pictures on the sloped sidewalk. At first I placed the tripod on the slope above me with the camera angled downwards, and I was surprised how short I looked in the photos that ensued. My head was huge and my legs looked so stumpy! So I switched spots with my tripod and shot upwards, and that proved to be a much more flattering angle, because my head is further away and my legs are closer to the camera, making them look longer, and therefore making me look taller. Just a few inches of difference resulted in completely different photos. See photographic evidence below:
So there you go, a non-photographer's tip of the day: place your camera lower and angle it upwards to make yourself look taller!
PS. I'm glad so many of you said you'd be interesting in linking up for the 'style the oldest wearable item in your closet' challenge in my last post! I'll be figuring things out and letting you guys know the details soon. Most likely I'll set it for some time in mid-February to give us all enough time to do some closet digging :)