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I'm starting to get into more "people" photography (candids, etc.), and I'm 5'2".....

I notice on taller subjects that I can't really get the angles I need if we are both standing. If they are a full 12 inches taller, I feel like I'm photographing their chins..

Any advice, other than carrying around a step ladder with me?..

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The obvious answers are :grow upcarry a ladderuse a helicopterwield a gun and force them on their kneesuse a P&S with a swivel LCD screen and hold your camera higher uplearn to levitate.

Anyone else has ideas ?

Comment #1

If you're into DSLR photography you could use an Olympus E-330 get a different perspective on your images..

You could always try moving yourself to a higher vantage point or find the advantages of shooting from a lower point of origin. Use a longer telephoto lens... doing so tends to reduce the importance of the angle the image is taken from.TANK.

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Bdardant wrote:.

I'm starting to get into more "people" photography (candids, etc.),and I'm 5'2"....I notice on taller subjects that I can't really get the angles I needif we are both standing. If they are a full 12 inches taller, I feellike I'm photographing their chins..

Any advice, other than carrying around a step ladder with me?.

Sometimes a stupid suggestion can lead to the solution of a problem. I am going to make a stupid suggestion which I recognize is not without problems. Perhaps someone else can provide a modification and better idea..

We are talking about a distance of 12 inches +/-. You could modify a pair of boots, or a cover for the boots, which would have a 12 inch tripod under each boot. This would give you hight and stability. The tripod could be made from pipe sold at your local hardware store and it comes threaded in 12 inch (and other) lengths and various diameters. I call this system the Randall Mobile Dual Tripod Syncronized System..

I know I am going to take some heat for the above suggestion, but it is the best I can do. Sorry..

I just thought of a second possibility. Get a luggage carrier with wheels and put a box on it. Fasten the box to the carrier..

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Comment #3

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Get a camera with a good live preview system and hold the camera over your head, with the tilt-twist LCD pointing down a bit..

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Comment #4

I could be 6 inches taller then!.

I have the Canon 350D, so my guess is I'll have to be further away than most...no flip LCD..

But, I have tried raising the camera above my head and hoped for the best!..

Comment #5

Get a sturdy but light aluminum carry case for your camera gear. You can use it to step up on for special shots. Even one of those tough little air travel cases with wheels and a handle might suffice..

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Comment #6

On a level surface you will need more distance between you and your subject, however when on a grade you should position yourself so you are shooting down the grade. This should help negate the height difference...

Comment #7

You know, I don't see anything wrong with a short step ladder, or even a little step stool. What is wrong with that? Just carry it as part of your gear. I'm sure they have folding versions to carry easily. I mean, I don't recommend this for walking around town, but if you're going to be in a studio-like or made up-studio-like atmosphere when taking these pics, then it would not seem abnormal to me, just part of the gear..

Just MHO..

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Cosilver wrote:.

You know, I don't see anything wrong with a short step ladder, oreven a little step stool. What is wrong with that? Just carry it aspart of your gear. I'm sure they have folding versions to carryeasily. I mean, I don't recommend this for walking around town, butif you're going to be in a studio-like or made up-studio-likeatmosphere when taking these pics, then it would not seem abnormal tome, just part of the gear..

He said, "..."people" photography (candids, etc.)..." so I think a ladder might blow his cover? .

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Comment #9

Shoot everyone from a slightly longer distance and shoot them full-length. Just remember not to tilt the camera upwards. You will be at chest height for tall people and that's perfect for a three-quarter length shot..

Otherwise, it's step ladders and hail mary shots.You name it, I've broken it...

Comment #10

There's huge demand for photos of cats out there. Many will be below your eye level. Try to find a camera & lense combo specifically for cats. Or bugs.....

Comment #11

....and it has never stopped me from taking people pictures! Just adapt...and as has been said, take pictures from a longer distance. No big deal.....

It's no worse than being left-handed....I'm a leftie, too. We adapt.....

Whatever, don't let it stop you from taking the photos you want.LucyU ZI owner!Olympus C30-20Zhttp://www.pbase.com/lucyFCAS Member #98, Oly Division'Photography is the art of seeing what others do not.'.

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