Usually, I adjust the tripod so that the camera is at about the same level as my neck. Today, though, I shot from closer to hip level. I like the way it makes me seem taller. (Jessica, who actually IS tall, also uses this trick.)
I’m not overly concerned with appearing tall. I was just playing around with my composition because it’s been a while since I’ve done anything interesting like spin or jump, feature my cats or embarrass the military. But if you’d like to see those photos, there is now a section in the sidebar with links.