Angle of View

The area of a scene that a lens covers or sees. An angle of view is determined by the focal length of the lens. A wide-angle lens (short focal length) includes more of the scene—a wider angle of view—than a normal (normal-focal length) or telephoto (long focal length) lens. Camera Angles Various positions of the camera (high, medium, or low; and left, right, or straight on) with respect to the subject, each giving a different viewpoint or effect.

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