Close up shot
Extreme close up shot
POV (Point of view)
Over the shoulder shot
An establishing shot is usually the first shot of a new scene, designed
to show the audience where the action is taking place in its setting.
A wide shot is similar to a panoramic photo.
It allows audiences to se the whole scene and the content within it.
The long shot involves the full length of a person or object.
Medium shots usually the characters waist up or waist down. The shot is
mostly taken when there is talking involved.
A close up shot is a shot of a specific part e.g face.
An extreme close up portrays extreme detail and its purpose is to give a
The POV shot shows the perspective of the character. This is used to
make the audience see it from a characters point of view.
This shot is taken from behind a characters shoulder. The back of the
persons head often takes up most of the photo. The person facing the
camera should not take up more than 1/3 of the frame. However this
may vary depending on circumstances.
Two shot generally shows a relation between two people or objects.
The overhead shot is placed above the character (distance may vary)
to show action and is much like a birds eye view.