When it comes to photography, terminologies vary depending on the production environments where the shots were taken but the basic principles are the same. The shots taken by a camera are described dependant on a particular subjects or objects. Different shots taken by photographers are considered a “thing of beauty” and this article will look at some of the extreme camera shots utilized professionally. They include EWS (Extreme Wide Shot) Camera shots under the EWS include the view being quite far from the subject hence visibility maybe an issue.
Many professional photographers utilize the EWS as an establishing shot (a shot meant as a pre-test for the main photographs to be taken). VWS (Very Wide Shot) Camera shots taken under the VWS sees the subject being barely visible. However, shots taken under the VWS place more emphasis on the environment as opposed to the subject, however, he, she or it is still placed in the picture. WS (Wide Shot) Suggestive to the name, wide shot describes the subject or object filling up the screen hence visibility is not an issue in such a shot. Similar terminologies used for the WS include long or full shot. MS (Mid Shot) The mid shot clearly shows the subject or object in more detail.
The purpose of showing the details for the subject is the shot providing a non-verbal impression of captured elements. MCU (Medium Close Up) Shots taken under the MCU have a mid range capability as suggestive by the name. MCU shots are considered a hybrid of the Medium shot and Close up. CU (Close Up) As the name suggests, a close up photograph will clearly concentrate on a particular feature of a subject. The part under being concentrated on will take up most of the shot. ECU (Extreme Close Up) The subject or object being concentrated on will show extreme features in detail. A variation of this shot is considered as a choker.
CUT IN Camera shots taken as cut-ins will show a part of the subject or object. For instance, a cut in for a human being will concentrate on hands only in detail. CUTAWAY The cut away shot is described as a shot of something else apart from the subject in question that will be more appealing. Two-ShotA two shot is a picture taken of two subjects or objects particularly framed into a mid shot. OSS (Over the Shoulder Shot) An over the shoulder shot is taken from behind a subject staring at another subject with the focus being on the shoulder.
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