8 Jul Point of View (POV) shots have been around since the early days of filmmaking. This "subjective camera" is still commonly used to captivate. A point of view shot is a short film scene that shows what a character (the subject) is looking at (represented through the camera). It is usually established by. 9 Dec In relation to photography, 'point of view' refers to the position the camera is in when viewing a scene. Are you laying on the ground, looking up.