Ok so I have a problem and I need some help with it. Here is a little back ground first. I shoot medium format and large format camera. The medium format camera has no movements and the large format has full movements. This question is geared towards shooting portraits, with a tripod. 3/4 to full body portraits.
For portraits I prefer to shoot eye level, and with the camera Level so I do not get any weird changes in proportions (not sure if thats the right word to use). Iím talking about like the equivalent of tilting a wide angle up and down.
With the large format camera I put the lens at eye level, with the camera level, then drop the back down so itís composed with the head at the top of the frame.
With the medium format that does not have movements, I put the camera at eye level, and also with the camera level, but then itís not composed the way that I prefer. The subject is in the bottom of the frame with lots of room above there head. The only way to correct that is but tilting the camera down or lowering the whole camera, but that either makes the proportions wrong, or makes the subject look down at you. Neither that I like.
Is there any way around the problem of framing without a camera with movements?