In these two poses, I am keeping my face, hands, and feet in line with my knees so that nothing appears a lot larger than it is.
Below, my hands are closest to the camera, so they look bigger.
It is almost always better to be looking up at the photographer instead of down. Below is an example of a bad angle. My neck looks every day of its almost sixty years here.
Two steps down so that I am more eye to eye with the camera is much more flattering. Slightly looking up at the camera is the best angle of all.