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We Tried Mark Zuckerberg's Tricks for Looking Taller in Photos

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, by most accounts, is around 5' 7" tall, yet he appears taller in pictures. That is due to a set of tricks he's memorized or internalized for those times when a camera is around. Nick Douglas, who admits to being 5' 6", studied those photos and tried a few of the tricks himself. Some worked better than others.

We found three basic tricks for looking tall next to other people:

Get closer to the camera, but “cheat out” by turning a bit toward the camera, to imply you’re as far away as your companion.

Maintain excellent posture. Shoulders back, chin up, legs straight. But like Zuckerberg, look casual, not like you’re standing at attention.

Wear a hat, and wear it high.

Find the shortest person in the group, and stand next to them.

Yeah, that's four, but let's not split hairs. See the photographic evidence of how these tricks worked for Douglas at Lifehacker.

(Image credit: Patrick Lucas Austin)


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