For this exercise, we had 15 minutes to create 12 shots of our partner using a DSLR camera, experimenting with various shot scales and framing angles. After which, we were required to select three that best depicted our partner.
This shot provides a view of the background, and it also shows the subject’s body language as well as his facial expression. It gives a general overview of how the subject and environment is interacting with one another.
High-angle Wide Shot
A high angle shot generally makes a subject seem vulnerable and powerless, however, in this case, as the high angle shot is accompanied by a wide shot, with the subject looking down the hill, it makes the subject more powerful and overwhelming, as if he is in control of the environment around him.
This shot captures the overall emotion of the subject, the blurred background gives the audience a sense of where the subject it, but does not distract the audience as it draws their attention on the subject’s facial expression instead.