Be at the right height with your subject

Today I want to address positioning yourself for maximum impact with your images.

Your height, when combined with the distance between you and the model… then factor in their height will ensure you are at the proper height to create the maximum impact for your photo. 

Because most all portraits look best when shot at the eye-level of your model, you’ll need to compensate your own positioning.  Sometimes this will mean bending down a little or even getting on one knee, other times you may need a step-stool or ladder to boost your height a little.  The wrong perspective can really ruin a portrait.

Come to our lighting and editing workshops and learn how to put this tip to good use. See all the details here...


Kevin A Pepper

Kevin is a photographer and educator based in Waterloo, Ontario. His first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Ontario landscape and its wildlife are his inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in his portfolio. From street photography to urban exploration of abandoned buildings and architecture, he loves to capture it all with his camera for his corporate clients and his growing personal portfolio. Kevin’s images have been featured in Canadian Nature Photographer, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, The London Free Press, The Weather Network, and National Geographic Online. His diverse client list includes the City of Cambridge, Olympus, GORE Mutual, TVO, and African Lion Safari. Kevin also operates “Northof49 Photography”, a company launched in 2012 dedicated to teaching amateur photographers through International and Canadian-based workshops. In the coming year, Kevin will be leading workshops in Iceland, Mongolia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Provence, and numerous destinations across Canada. Website: