Camera Angles and What They Say About Your Picture

With the number of landscapes, selfies, and cappuccinos on social media platforms like Instagram and Tumblr, how come only a select few of them really grab your attention? The answer- camera angles.

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Camera

1.The Bird’s Eye View:

This angle gives the viewer a top of the scene. It is often used to establish the setting.

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Coffee

2. High Angles:

A high angle looks down upon a subject. It often makes the subject seem vulnerable.


Thor and Captain America

3.  Low Angles:

Low angles do the opposite of high angles. They make the subject seem powerful and like a figure of authority.

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Star Trek

4. The Dutch Angle:

This angle is a slightly tilted angle. It is used to demonstrate the confusion of the character.

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The Joker

5. Over the Shoulder:

The Over the Shoulder angle gives the viewer the same perspective as the subject. It is used to show the viewer what the subject is seeing.

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Riverdale

-Tejaswi Polimetla
August 3rd, 2017

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