I have been getting this aaa-whole lot -even from friends- that I retouch my photos to look taller, which is something I don't even know how to do on photoshop. That got me thinking that if I appear taller in my photos, I must be doing something right. From what you have read in my photo above, I am 1,56cm tall which google translates to 5 feet and 1,41 inches. My petite size never really bothered me much, only when I am treated as a 12 year old when I cannot reach things. It definately did not keep me from posing in front of a camera, because I know that pictures are all about the angles. I just had to find the perfect angle for me.



#1 The thigh gap

  This is my to-go pose and it was actually not under much research that I found this pose. As I was scrolling through my instagram pictures, I noticed 3 pictures in a row with me possing this way, which was pretty funny I have to say. 
 The genious part of this pose, is that you create a gap between your legs so they look slimmer. If you take a look at the 1st photos, you will see me standing straight. If I was a model or thiner, I would have a gap between my legs. Now that this is not the case, I have to create one! 



#2 Forced perspective

 This step has many categories but I am only going to tell you about one. Have you seen pictures of people "holding" the Pisa building with their hand? No? Google 'Pisa tourist' and you will understand. Those people create a false perspective by standing closer to the camera, so they apper even taller than the building on the background. Well, this is the most simple example of what I am trying to explain here. My legs are short, so as to make them look taller what do I have to do? I have to make sure they are closer to the camera than the rest of my body. This is a 10 to 15 centimeter distance from the wall, you don't want to overdo this!

It doesnt always have to be a wall behind!


I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

I have sceduled every Saturday to do a post like this one or something that is different from an outfit of the day. What do you guys think?

Love, 
D

40 comments

  1. I love this post! I'm a little taller than you about 168 but still I always feel so short in photos. Great advice :)

    Danika Maia

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  2. I love this post! Nice tips :-)

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  3. Love thes tips -so useful especially for a petite gal like me -love 'em! ;)

    Love,
    Whit

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  4. Keep those posts coming, I really enjoyed those tips. I am tall enough (1,72 m), but longer looking legs are always a bonus.

    LindaLibraLoca:
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  5. Dora this is such a fab post. I'm 5"8 but sometimes I look ridiculously short in photo's. Definitely need to work my angles better like you :)


    Elle
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  6. I'll have to try this! I'm close to your height.
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  7. Kelsey & KenechaApril 25, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    I love trying to look taller though I am pretty tall, but hey who wouldn't wanna be taller anyways? Great tips x

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  8. How enlightening, Dora!! Thank you for sharing this, you and I, we are the same height so I'm guessing if I try to do it the way you do it, I should start looking a lot taller, a lot leaner :)

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  9. Yeah! You try this for sure then! There are ways for petite people too☺

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  10. haha! Even if you are tall they might come in handy so try it! ☺

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  11. You already look like a model Ellie! But you I am glad you like it ☺

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  12. LOVE this post! So unique. I'm pretty short myself, I'm 5'4'' so I love these tips!

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

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  13. cute post and you're so right that posing can make you look so so different on photos

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  14. I can use all the help I get to look good in pictures. Outfit pictures are my nightmare!

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  15. Great tip!! Im only 5 foot so I got to use this pose!


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  16. Such a great tips!! Thanks. Xoxo

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  17. Great tips babe.

    Thanks for sharing.

    XO



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  18. Love your post. short all tall, you work it well.
    You need to write a book!

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  19. I wouldn't have guessed you were 5ft 1! Great tips, I might try your leg pose!


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  20. Great tips! I think I could use this, since I'm also a shorty pants lol. Thanks for sharing! :)


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  21. Καλό ;)

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  22. Feel free to use it dear!! It is a success pose!! Hah

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  23. I am indeed a shorty! You should try it! It worka for every height!!

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  24. thanks for the suggestions! I'm 5'1 too! <3


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