• Shoot overweight people from the side, and underweight people from the front.

• Try slanting your subject’s shoulders at an angle toward the camera. Have you subject bend slightly at the waist and lean in towards the camera for a more engaging photograph.

• Shoot from a low angle to make people look taller. Shooting from a high angle makes people appear smaller.

• Opposite sides of a person’s face photograph differently. Change angles and find the side that works best.

• If your subject has prominent ears, hide one ear behind the head by turning the face three-quarters of the way toward the camera.

Adapted from Portrait and Candid Photography by Erin Manning (Photo Workshop, 2007; $30)