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    Quote Originally Posted by goldie View Post
    What if they're bald and have a flabby neck? Eye level?
    Ask the person to learn forward, towards you and the camera (I don't recommend using a 50mm or wider lens for this!). This reduces the size of a neck or double chin. Most people tend to shy away from the camera and automatically lean slightly backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldie View Post
    What if they're bald and have a flabby neck? Eye level?
    personally, i would suggest not photographing them

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetterSense View Post
    Of course it's sexist; we are discussing different ways to shoot women and men. I'm deliberately sexist; I'm not going to start treating the two different subjects exactly the same.
    For me this isn't about treating two different subjects exactly the same, it's about treating 6,794,535,660 different subjects as equals.

    The up/down thing in portraits is about conveying who's in control. It's a fashion that is going out of style and deserves to go out out of style.

    (BTW 6,794,535,660 is the approximate population of our world at the time this was written.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBrunner View Post
    light it from the side.
    Yeah, nothing like a good gobbler.
    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldie View Post
    What if they're bald and have a flabby neck? Eye level?
    Pat them on the head and give them a banana
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    Quote Originally Posted by BetterSense View Post
    Beyond the man-woman thing, though, what about view camera movement? When I take pictures of a building, if I point the camera up, i get converging lines which looks 'wrong', so instead of pointing the camera up, I use front rise, which gives an effect as if the camera was higher than it really is...I THINK the same effect could be achieved by raising the camera on a ladder or something. In portraiture, say for a full-length shot, should one put the camera at a certain height and use rise to achieve the perspective change, or raise the camera itself? Or is the effect identical?
    The following photos were taken with the camera about 12" above ground level using a heap of rise and tilt... The subjects are looking down


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    Quote Originally Posted by goldie View Post
    What if they're bald and have a flabby neck? Eye level?
    Raise the chin to avoid the flabby neck, then put the camera up a bit but at eye level, to avoid the shiny head.

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