3 Photography Poses for Short Girls

Attempting to use a makeshift diffuser results in "artsy" decapitation.
Discovery that I need a teddy bear to focus the camera on because the wall behind me won't do.
Trying to look statuesque and relaxed after I ran to sit and relax before the camera timer went off.

Alright, I have a confession. I watched a few Sorelle Amore videos on Youtube a few weeks ago and she inspired me to take up portrait photography! Against imposing landscapes (the type of photography I already love) portrait photography can be absolutely stunning. Besides, where I live there is no shortage of amazing and breathtaking views.

Every weekend for 3 weeks I've taken an hour or two to practice my photography and though my results are not yet stellar I hope the more I practice the better I become.

I am, of course, using myself as a model but I am very awkward in front of the camera so the results can be hilarious.

With that in mind, today I thought I might share 3 poses that work well for short people. I am half an inch short of 5'6" and an (plump) inverted triangle in shape so working with my proportions can be a challenge. I am envious of women who are short but well proportioned for they photograph well.  Anyway, I've got what I've got.

These are three poses that work well for short women in my experience.

1. Shoot from the torso up. 

Yup. That means if you have short legs they won't be seen in the photo. In addition, whenever possible, position camera looking up it will make you look taller.

2. Put your arms up whenever you can to elongate your body.

Ok, so this might make you look like you're always stretching or yawning but it will have an elongating and slimming effect. Trust me. See the picture above.

3.  Sit down and stretch out your arms or legs.

Create interesting triangles with your arms and your legs (but probably not both at the same time) when you sit down and your portrait will always look on point (unless you are out of focus like in the picture above). That means stretch out and take space.

Let me know if any of these tips work for you.



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