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MARIKO
Posts: 23
Kapaa, Hawaii, US


Hey everyone(: I am an 18 yr. old model, just moved to Kauai. I've been in the business since I was 12. But I'm 5'3 and just started to do a lot of bikini shoots. Any tips on how I can make the illusion of being more elongated?
Aug 09 13 05:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dean Johnson Photo
Posts: 57,671
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


Welcome. You are lovely. Poses like this will help you "look" taller
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33142989

But keep in mind that having pics where you may look taller isn't going to get you on the high fashion runways anytime soon.
smile

But you should do good in other area of modeling.
Aug 09 13 06:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Personal Photograph
Posts: 245
Davenport, Iowa, US


Avoid shots with other models that are taller than you or with objects that would reveal your height.  Your proportions are great as a solo model.
Aug 09 13 06:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
T Brown
Posts: 2,460
Traverse City, Michigan, US


Dean Johnson Photo wrote:
Welcome. You are lovely. Poses like this will help you "look" taller
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33142989

But keep in mind that having pics where you may look taller isn't going to get you on the high fashion runways anytime soon.
smile

But you should do good in other area of modeling.

Agreed, you're a stunner I'm sure you'll find no lack of work.

Aug 09 13 07:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Albertex Photography
Posts: 15,325
Mansfield, Texas, US


Welcome to the Mayhem.  Talk to the photographer about it before the shoot and see what they have in mind.  Lower angles are a start.  Like this: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33502659
Aug 10 13 12:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Artist/Painter
Grin Without a Cat
Posts: 438
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Don't worry about being short.  You have a great look.  I have a fantastic model I have worked with 3 times now who is only 4' 8".  You will be just fine.

Oh, and welcome, BTW!
Aug 10 13 05:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Tyler Brawley
Posts: 7
Los Angeles, California, US


You look amazing. You should never worry about being too short. You would make a great print model.
Aug 10 13 05:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
MARIKO
Posts: 23
Kapaa, Hawaii, US


Thank you guys so much! I really appreciate it.. I also just found this article if there's any other short models out there!
http://www.modelmayhem.com/education/mo … mpaign=edu
"travel-sized" super model, 5'2. (:
Aug 15 13 04:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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MARIKO
Posts: 23
Kapaa, Hawaii, US


Aug 15 13 04:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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Linsey Simpson
Posts: 195
Yacolt, Washington, US


Mari Wahl wrote:
Hey everyone(: I am an 18 yr. old model, just moved to Kauai. I've been in the business since I was 12. But I'm 5'3 and just started to do a lot of bikini shoots. Any tips on how I can make the illusion of being more elongated?

Aug 15 13 04:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Linsey Simpson
Posts: 195
Yacolt, Washington, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090306/13/49b19be2d9350_m.jpg
this photo is a great example of looking tall in a long dress :]
Aug 15 13 04:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
MARIKO
Posts: 23
Kapaa, Hawaii, US


thanks everyone! I really appreciate your help/input. I have been in the industry since I was 11- from LA. and moved out to Kauai about 9 months ago. and  I recently got one represented by one of the best modeling agencies and one of the best worldwide talent/model agencies!!
So for any other short models out there reading this, don't let anyone keep you down! And if you do get rejected, just brush it off and move on!
Aug 16 13 03:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Toto Photo
Posts: 2,777
Belmont, California, US


Congrats and keep up the good work and great attitude!
Aug 16 13 03:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Christopher Hartman
Posts: 54,145
Buena Park, California, US


Mari Wahl wrote:
Hey everyone(: I am an 18 yr. old model, just moved to Kauai. I've been in the business since I was 12. But I'm 5'3 and just started to do a lot of bikini shoots. Any tips on how I can make the illusion of being more elongated?

Aug 16 13 03:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Skyler Bleu
Posts: 520
Albany, Oregon, US


Thanks for putting up this post- I'm in your position and have been wondering the same thing as well. You look very pretty and good luck to you! Stand straight and wear clothes that elongate your legs.
Aug 16 13 04:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Camiii Paige
Posts: 1
Columbus, Ohio, US


I have the same problem, but a lot of people still tell me I should model.
Aug 19 13 07:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
MARIKO
Posts: 23
Kapaa, Hawaii, US


Don't be afraid ! if your being told you can model, and you want to go for it! I recently just got a worldwide agency, and also represent another top modeling agency! Besides, modeling isn't all about runways, or "being tall". you could even editorial prints. The shortest runway model was, 5'3! You just need to know your body and learn how to make yourself look taller wink Plus TF is REALLY nice if you are just starting out, the more work you do with photographers the more knowledge you will gain. After I made this post, things have been looking up! so thanks everyone!!!
Aug 22 13 11:44 am  Link  Quote 
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robert b mitchell
Posts: 1,415
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada


Welcome to the site.big_smile
Aug 22 13 01:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,083
Catskill, New York, US


Welcome to MM
Aug 23 13 03:58 am  Link  Quote 
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