Visual Literacy Skills

Guiding Questions

  1. What types of information can we get from visual texts?
  2. What are the three important types of camera shots?
  3. How do these different types of shots affect meaning?
  4. How do these different shots convey different points of view?

Visual Literacy Terms

Close-up – focus in on details and facial expressions but none or little of the context.

Medium shot – shows the subject in relation to the immediate context; reveals relationships, be them person-to-person, person-to-thing, person-to-a space, etc.

Long shot – shows the subject in relation to the overall context; unveils information about the overall context


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