close-up, a long distance shot
subject is seen from above = downward view (1)
from below = an
upward view (2)
horizon is close, far away (3)
are many vertical/ horizontal/ diagonal lines (4)
is a sense of perspective given by...
is a feeling of movement suggested by...
way surface is distributed in the picture gives more (less) importance to
/ setting / time references
If the subject is seen from a high-angle
shot (downward), it makes him
appear smaller, unimportant and even ridiculous.
If the subject is seen from a low-angle
shot (upward), it makes him
appear taller and bigger and it can make him look more impressive.
horizon conveys a feeling of freedom.
A high horizon makes the
viewer feel claustrophobic.
An X composition
generates a feeling of order and stability.
If the vertical lines are apparent, there is a movement towards the sky and spirituality.
If the horizontal lines predominate, there is a connotation of materialism.
A harmonious combination of vertical and horizontal lines results in an impression of
peacefulness and calm.
containing no lines, no bearings
may create an impression of anxiety or even anguish..
be // can give
/ are presented as
can suggest blood / anguish
can symbolise the sea / the sky /peace
may remind us of death
is a symbol of nature, hope
and sun suggest
summer time and holidays
synonymous with fear