The illusion of height (and having legs for days) can immediately level-up your photo--and you don't have to be naturally tall to do it. You only need the right angles and poses, paired with this interesting trick: flipping your phone upside down and shooting at eye-level.

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Left photo was shot in the normal way while the right one was shot with the phone upside down.

Photographer Ryan Ong explains that doing so will direct the camera lens away from the middle part of your body (a.k.a. your torso), which will make you look slimmer and less stumpy in photos. However, he also notes that, with the lens heavily focused on your calves, you may want to take a step back so they won't look thicker. Additionally, your photographer won't have to crouch to capture your most statuesque angle as you've already manually repositioned the lens yourself.

This also works in selfie mode as your front camera is positioned already at a relatively lower and farther angle, especially when you shoot from over your head. This technique makes your face look smaller and exposes less of your forehead. Just don't forget to look into the camera!

Now, go forth and shoot away!

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* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.

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