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VARIOUS SHOTS
Basic Photography
Mass Communication Program
Ateneo de Davao University
Shots
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 ELS - Extreme Long Shot
 LS - Long Shot
 MLS - Medium Long Shot
 MS - Medium Shot/ Mid

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 CU - Clo...
Extreme Long Shot (ELS)
!   camera

at its
farthest distance
from subject

!   emphasize

background
!   context
!   estab...
Long Shot (LS)
!   showing

all or most
of the subject and
much of the
surroundings

!   emphasis

is more on
the size or ...
Medium Long Shot (MLS)
!   Emphasis

on the
physique of subject

!   frame

cuts off feet
and ankles

The Road Home!
Medium Shot (MS)
!   mid-shot
!   lower

frame
passes through
waist of subject
!   subject and
setting occupy
roughly equa...
Medium Shot (MS)

Monicca Bellucci!
Medium Close Shot (MCS)

!   setting

Sex and Lucia!

can be seen
!   lower frame passes through chest of
subject
Close Up (CU)
!   shows

a character’s
face in great detail

!   face

fills the screen

The Road Home!
Medium Close Up (MCU)

Sex and Lucia!

head and shoulders
Big Close Up (BCU)
From forehead to
chin
Emphasis on the
intimate emotion of
the subject
Extreme Close Up (ECU)
!   reveals

only a
small part of the
face
Shot Sizes
Shot Angles
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Session 8 Different Kinds of Shots (Basic Photography Class)

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Session 8 Different Kinds of Shots (Basic Photography Class)

  1. 1. VARIOUS SHOTS Basic Photography Mass Communication Program Ateneo de Davao University
  2. 2. Shots ! ! ! !  ELS - Extreme Long Shot  LS - Long Shot  MLS - Medium Long Shot  MS - Medium Shot/ Mid ! ! ! !  CU - Close Up  MCU - Medium Close Up  BCU - Big Close Up  ECU - Extreme Close Up Shot
  3. 3. Extreme Long Shot (ELS) !   camera at its farthest distance from subject !   emphasize background !   context !   establishing Sex and Lucia! shot
  4. 4. Long Shot (LS) !   showing all or most of the subject and much of the surroundings !   emphasis is more on the size or height of subject vis-a-vis background
  5. 5. Medium Long Shot (MLS) !   Emphasis on the physique of subject !   frame cuts off feet and ankles The Road Home!
  6. 6. Medium Shot (MS) !   mid-shot !   lower frame passes through waist of subject !   subject and setting occupy roughly equal areas in the frame !   space for hand gestures Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Ambassador!
  7. 7. Medium Shot (MS) Monicca Bellucci!
  8. 8. Medium Close Shot (MCS) !   setting Sex and Lucia! can be seen !   lower frame passes through chest of subject
  9. 9. Close Up (CU) !   shows a character’s face in great detail !   face fills the screen The Road Home!
  10. 10. Medium Close Up (MCU) Sex and Lucia! head and shoulders
  11. 11. Big Close Up (BCU) From forehead to chin Emphasis on the intimate emotion of the subject
  12. 12. Extreme Close Up (ECU) !   reveals only a small part of the face
  13. 13. Shot Sizes
  14. 14. Shot Angles

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