Eye on Art : Camera Angle and "Like"

Nov 18, 2011

Terry Ward recalls teaching an art class about how camera angles and other visual techniques can make  viewers like or dislike the people pictured --whether actors or politicians.

The high school students also posed for photo-ops and the pictures were sent to other classrooms with the message, "pretend these two candidates are running for office and they have pretty much the same stands on the issues;  please vote for the one who seems more like a good leader."   It was a landslide victory for the candidate with good camera angles.