Peter Hurley, father of the squinch, has a great new tip for people on both sides of the camera. This quick video demonstrates a way for tall people to still look good while being photographed next to someone more height challenged. The days of hunching are over; All hail the spread.
Of course this tip isn’t just for those who are tall and know it. This one is going to be completely relative to who you’re standing next to, so keep it in mind. As photographers, having this trick in your bag will hopefully end any of the less intimate tall-person-standing-far-away or those awkward crouching shots. Now it’s mostly just a matter of keeping your subject feeling confident while they look slightly silly out of frame.
If you’re looking for more small things that make a huge difference in photos, Hurley also has YouTube videos dedicated to extending the jaw, mastering the squinch, and holding your sub. At this point I should also mention that Fstoppers has done a couple of awesome full-length tutorials with Hurley (The Art Behind the Headshot and Illuminating the Face) in case you can’t get enough of his charisma.