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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Photography 101: types of camera shots



One of the best ways to gain awareness of the different types of shots is to sort the photographs on your phone into sub- albums on your camera roll. Every time you take a photograph check to see which camera shot album it belongs in. Try using the types of shots you don't normally use to broaden your repertoire and then share them with the class.
Create a presentation using a few examples of each type of shot. Here is the shot list from my own phone camera roll:











Bird's Eye View










Worm's Eye View

























Dutch Angle Tilt




Extreme Close Up








Close Up



Medium Close Up




Full Shot



Long Shot



Extreme Long Shot















One Point Perspective Shot















Over The Shoulder Shot








Reaction Shot



Two Shot









Reflection Shot




















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