Independent Study Goal

Shots and Angles

New things I learned and what I did

I took pictures more with angles that I already knew, but I took pictures with angles that I learned on independent study. I learned more specific ways on how to take pictures on the new camera angles and shots. I also learned how to put the camera in and angle that could take the picture. Not only did I learn about taking pictures with them but how to film more with those types of angles to make the film more intense or make it feel more interesting than just a straight forward shot and making it look all boring and to make the picture look like there talking to you or to show a face expression.


When I started my independent study the resources I already knew about angles and shots helped me get more in debt on how to take the pictures. When taking these pictures I really had to think on how to make a story through my pictures and how to show the meaning of taking those pictures.The importance for me to learn more of shots and angles was to get myself interested in the way its suppose to look and the most important thing was to make a story show why the picture would be interesting.

New shot and angles

  • Dutch angle - A new one for me and is used to show the confusion in a character.
  • Oblique/Canted angle - When the camera is tilted but is used for a point of view. (Tilted shot)
  • Establishing shot - The first shot of a scene.
  • Subjective angle - It puts us in the point of view of the character.

Camera shots and angles

  • Extreme long shot the same with Long shot - Usually to show the setting.(general location)
  • Full shot - View of the character.
  • Mid-shot - Half of the body of the character.
  • Close-up - Face only showing of the character.
  • Extreme close-up - Part of the characters face.
  • Over the shoulder - behind the person toward the subject.

  • Birds eye angle - which is directly upon the scene.
  • High angle - directly down a scene.
  • Eye-level angle - an equal footing with the characters.
  • Low-angle - looks up at a character.


Special pictures or photography of people and videos that tell a story through angles are the resources I used but also looked into pictures taken by professionals just to see the way they see the way in photography.