Understanding Camera Height To Improve Portraits

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Doug Gordon explains camera height and the difference it makes when shooting portrait images.

Doug encourages photographers to familiarize themselves with various heights and provides examples of the images that will be produced from these height tweaks, ultimately making the body look the best.

Doug’s Shooting Tips

  1. Sitting: Waist Level
  2. SItting: bust level
  3. Sitting: above eye level
  4. Standing: Knee level
  5. Standing: Waist Level
  6. Standing: Above Eye Level

Let’s GO!

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Kudos & Resources

BTW, what means “Bust Level” portrait photos? Wikipedia helps here.

Contributor - Doug Gordon
Photographer & Educator

Having been a photographer for over 26 years, Doug has photographed just about everything you can imagine. Doug has been lecturing on photography since 1998 and has become one of the most well-known photographers in the world for his renowned Flow Posing techniques. Doug has been fortunate enough to partner with some of the best brands in the photography industry including Nikon, Adorama, Bay Photo Lab, Fundy Software, Shoot Proof, and Pilot Imaging. His studio is based in Long Island, NY, USA.

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