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Camera Lenses, Shots & Angles Unit 1 A Photographic Introduction
WILT Explore the different lenses for a DSLR and their purpose Identify different camera angles Identify different camera shots
Wide Angle Lens Have three classes Wide Ultra Wide Fish Eye 21 - 35mm These can capture wide scenes Have a much larger depth of field (more will be in focus from the foreground to the background) Great for shooting landscapes, large groups of people, architecture, etc.
Standard Lenses Focal range from 35 – 70mm Most common: 50mm lens Used for documentary and street photography, where photographers need to move quickly!
Medium Telephoto/Portrait Lens Focal range between 80 – 135mm Always used by portrait photographers Ideal for framing head shots Considered a “specialist lens” but not too expensive
Telephoto Lens Any lens between 135mm and 300mm Very expensive! Shorten depth of field – this enables you to isolate your subjects from the background Great for wildlife and sports
Specialist Lenses Super Telephoto – Focal range of more than 300mm Macro – Able to focus closer to an object (1:1 ratio) Fisheye – Give a distorted view of the subject matter. Centre is magnified and objects diminish in size in all directions around it
Camera Angles If you wanted to show how scary/intimidating a person is, what angle would you shoot from? If you wanted to show how fearful a person is, what angle would you shoot from? The angle from which a picture is taken can greatly effect how the vieweer feels about a subject When a photographer places a camera at eye level, the viewer can see the shape and proportions of the subject as they normally would Changing the angle can suggest different meanings to the audience
Bird’s Eye View/Aerial Can really demonstrate and emphasize distance, size and space Entire environments, places, cities, etc. can be captured from a high vantage point
Worm’s Eye View The camera is placed on the floor/ground and can give the audience the perspective of how the world looks from the lowest possible viewing point
Low Angle This is when the camera is placed below the subject so the viewer will feel like they are looking up at it
High Angle The photograph is taken from above the subject so the viewer will feel like they are looking down on it The image seems smaller than its surroundings This is used to emphasize space and distance – it can also make the subject appear to be smaller, weaker
Activity: Camera Shots Working in pairs, choose one of the shots below to research Extreme Long/ Wide Shot Long/Wide Shot Medium/ Mid Shot Close Up Extreme Close Up Include a definition, the purpose and examples