The amount of space seen in a single
Behind the Camera by Miroslav Petrasko
The way a scene is composed and shot.
Getting the Right Angle by Ron Lute
EXTREME LONG SHOT
A shot taken from a far place, that
shows scenery. It’s usually used to set a
setting. The shot normally shows an
exterior, and will show very little detail.
Central Pier long exposure by scyrene
Shows “life-like” dimensions; a woman
looks as tall as she would be. It usually
shows the whole body of the character,
and still has the details of the
Walk on by by Laurence Barnes
Shows the subject from the waist up, and is used
often during dialogue, or to show details of action.
Variations are the two shot, and three shot. The
background has little detail, mostly because location
has already been shown, and the viewers want to see
dialogue and characters.
3 by Chibi Chii
RULE OF THIRDS
A “photography rule” in which the photographer
imagines/sets up a grid that has 9 sections. They then
place points of interest along the intersections of the
grid, making the image see more balanced and
Rule of Thirds by Marie Coleman
EXTREME CLOSE UP
A shot that gets close enough to show extreme detail
that normally cannot be seen with the human eye.
Usually used for dramatic effect. The shot requires a
tight focus that could easily turn out wrong with the
slightest shake or error.
Extreme close-up by victoriafee
OVER THE SHOULDER SHOT
A shot taken from behind the shoulder of the character
looking at the talking subject. The character in which the
camera is looking over should take up less than half of the
shot. It’s used during conversations, and switched
Over the shoulder Shot by nicole_annetan1997
A scene shot with two people facing side-by-
side that introduce them comfortably. It is
often used for interviews or when two people
are presenting or hosting a show.
Two-Shot by Yu Morita
A shot that positions the camera at the
height of a human as if they were the
ones observing the scene, so that the
angle is level with actor, etc. The camera
is placed about 5 to 6 feet off the ground
I got nothing to do, and nowhere to be. This seems like a pretty good place to hang out for the afternoon
By Ed Yourdon
HIGH ANGLE LEVEL
Less extreme from the bird’s eye view, the camera is
lifted high to give a general overview of the scene,
usually using a crane to do this. This shot makes the
main object being photographed look less significant
and merge into the setting to become part of a wider
The Pension Building by Patrick and Preston Thomas
A shot which is taken with a tilted
camera. When it is actually seen, the
subject appears to be on its side.
Oblique Tunnel Shot by Tom Blackwell
POINT OF VIEW
The height, position, and direction
all define the point of view in a shot.
LookUp by Margot Gabel