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    Default Making the legs look longer

    Hi,

    If you are shooting a full portrait with the subject lying down,
    which way to make the legs look long, assuming you shoot from the feet ?

    tele-len or wide angle len ?
    camera close to the feet or far away ?

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    Default Re: Making the legs look longer

    Wide angle, but the legs would be fatter due to perspective.
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    Default Re: Making the legs look longer

    I caution that using wide angle lens, despite it being the best option, it might cause the legs to look bent.
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    Default Re: Making the legs look longer

    wide angle, but be VERY CAREFUL about distortion

    a little lengthening is fine, but you stretch it too much and she looks like a doll that's been through willy wonka's machine

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    Cool Re: Making the legs look longer

    frankly speaking, i wouldn't recommend u shoot from the feet, esp wide angle, the legs will look big big & the head small small. unless u deliberately want it that way for comical or abtract effect.

    if u must lie her down & want to emphasize her long legs, u may want to lie her straight on her side with her front facing u. If she is tall, her long physique will show when u shoot full-body in landscape mode (since she is lying down).

    If not, u can shoot her from a low angle with her standing. will make her look tall.

    also, clothes come into play. if she really has long legs, wearing a very short pants will enhance the fact.

    have fun !!

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    Default Re: Making the legs look longer

    dont get the person to lie with the legs straight and use a wide angle.

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    Default Re: Making the legs look longer

    Thanks for all the inputs
    will play around & look out for the distortion.

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