Thinking of a destination wedding? Hawaii is one of the best choices not only because of its matchless locations but the way its cameramen capture the impeccable scenes. If you ask across, Oahu photographers and many other experts will tell you that three things define a perfect shot. These are the mounting of a camera (camera movement), the angle from which the photo is taken, and the size of the shot. Let’s have a look at all three in detail.

What are the different shot sizes?

Shots are captured of different sizes depending upon the frame you want to create. Shot sizes can be categorized into:

  • Closeup: clear enough by the name itself, a close-up shot is when you focus on the specimen rather than the background. If in a photoshoot, you want to capture a couple kissing, or a mother-daughter love, a close-up shot is a call to capture such love and intimacy.
  • Long shot: mostly used in stunts or action scenes, long shots are captured from a significant distance and hence it includes much more details than the close-up, which makes the two opposite of each other. Long shots are also used to capture beautiful backdrops and nature.
  • Medium shot: if you want to show the detail of characters along with some of the defining body movements, the medium shot is your choice. In a ceremony, especially during the engagement, the medium shot captures the facial expressions of the couple beautifully and the exchange of rings, freezing the memorable moment.
  • Single, two, three-shot: If you capturing one person, it will be a single shot and respectively, the number of people you capture determines the type of shot. This characterization can also be combined with the long, medium, or close-up shots to define a picture.
  • Point-of-view shot: it is much like the long shot except for nature is no more a background. This shot captures your emotions and feelings towards a beautiful sight and, hence, personalizes the static picture. Honolulu photographers couple POV shots with camera movements to provide an ideal result.

Different camera movements

As discussed, shot sizes require a certain camera movement to be able to accurately depict a scenario. These camera movements are pan, tilt, zoom, tracking, dolly, 360, and compound. In all such movements, Waikiki photographers mount the camera on a stand and use the stand to provide the required camera movement.

And resultantly, the size, the angle, and the camera movement are integrated to provide the perfect shot.