Angle eyes cam

06 Dec

Looking at the exact opposite situation, the high angle can be used to make a subject appear small or vulnerable.

Commonly known as the ‘bird’s-eye view’, shots like these may be used to signal that a subject is in danger or has lost dominance in their environment.

A photograph taken from a low angle to help establish dominance or power.

Example: A man is photographed in a business suit outside his company’s office.

Taking a photograph from a low angle, also know as a ‘worm’s-eye view’, makes subjects appear larger than normal.

If our subject is older, we may be able to see wrinkles of time, which tell a story within themselves.Being up close we can feel his stress and see how the lines on his face form. The world is gone, and the man’s mind is front and center.Excellent for telling stories, long shots allow us to see not only our subject but also their environment.Becoming increasingly criticized for its modern overuse in still photography, Dutch angles can help to tell us something about the photograph or its subject is not entirely right.Typically used to depict the world on its side, Dutch angles can be artfully utilized to tell us that something is wrong.We can view aspects of the background that have been permitted to appear in the frame.Medium shots are the baseline of where we will begin.Close-ups are great when you want an intimate documentary style shot where the world disappears, and your subject is the clear focus.Example: A man is photographed while making a tough decision.We aren’t close enough to read her small detailed expressions, but we feel a slight connection to the subject and can understand that she is sitting on a bench in a park.More intimate and ‘in your face’, the closeup aims at creating a stronger connection to the subject.