Visual Art: The Importance of Choosing the Right Angle

Josef Koudelka

When it comes to constructing a visual image — whether in photography or in film — the placement of the camera is of vital importance. The choice of angle has subtle psychological implications: it affects how we view the person, the environment or the situation. If we consider the mood, the feel or the purpose of an image — whether capturing a real or a fictional depiction — then where the…