High angle, wide shot
High angle, medium-closeup shot
High angle, or “bird’s-eye” view
- The subject is observed from above as if the viewer were atop a ladder looking down at the scene below.
- This angle can emphasize a threatening or dangerous situation by suggesting that the subjects are at a disadvantage.
- This angle also can give viewers a sense of disinterest, as if they are studying the scene from above without personal involvement.