Camera angles are a funny thing. There are so many different camera angles out there that we see daily in photographs and movies, and they’re not all suitable for every shot we might wish to create. Sometimes only one will work. Scottish comedian Billy Connolly said, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing”, and I think the principle holds true with camera angles. There’s no such thing as a bad camera angle, just the wrong context.
The trick is to understand the purpose and intent of different camera angles and learning how and where they’re appropriate. In this video from Wolfcrow, we take a look at 100 different camera angles, shot types and camera movements in just 10 minutes. And while it is intended more for filmmakers than photographers, many of these can really help you to tell your story in a still, too.