I have been discussing with students this week about the types of shots you can use in comic panels. The language of this is taken directly from film directing terms. Whilst there are a lot of direct links between comics and film, they remain uniquely different also.
Here is a list of types of shots, each have their own place to provide meaning to the viewer.
Extreme wide (or distant)
This was taken from here which goes into more detail.
Will Eisner's books also have some useful information about framing shots and choosing shots.