Point of View


  • Certain pictures have the ability to make us say "wow!" .
  • Point of View can be applied to any subject, but it is especially powerful with:
    • Buildings
    • Individuals
    • Groups of people
    • Pets
    • Children
    • Flowers

  • You will see some examples of framing in a Flickr gallery


  • Research Point of View on the Internet and write a 2-paragraph entry in your journal, summarizing what you have learned
    • Try using search terms like "point of view", "composition", "photography", "tips", "POV", "article"
  • Plan 5 POV shots - describe each in 2 sentences
  • Your subject can be anything you choose!
  • The only criteria is that your photos make me say "wow!"
  • Take at least 25 POV shots
  • Get peer feedback to choose your best 3
  • Frame and hand-in
  • No write-up


1) Correct Content

Do your photos feature Point of View as the main factor that makes them interesting?

2) Wow! Factor - 60 marks

Get low, really low. Look up, way up. Find really interesting subjects. Use shutter speed, aperture, rule of thirds, focus, and correct exposure to add to the wow! factor. Use the Elements and Principles of Design as well.

3) Professionalism

Professionalism is based on the attention paid to the accurate and careful presentation of the final project. Marks will be deducted from your skills/technical if your work is not submitted by the due date.

  • 3 electronically submitted photographs
  • 2 paragraph journal entry in Google Docs - what you learned about Point of View
  • images must be re-sized before framing: longest side = 9.5 inches
  • images must be 180 dpi
  • images must be in maximum quality JPG format
  • Images must have a frame
  • Add a title outside the frame: lower center
  • Add a date outside the frame: lower right
  • Add a your name outside the frame: lower left

Name your photos in the following way :

  • username_pov1.jpg
  • username_pov2.jpg
  • username_pov3.jpg