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Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
Environments Through Photographs
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Environments Through Photographs

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  • 1. Environments through photographs Chapter 6
  • 2. What will I learn today ?
    • To interpret physical and human environments shown on photographs
    • About the usefulness of photographs in conveying information
  • 3. Why are photographs important?
  • 4. Why are photographs important?
    • To remember places they have visited, people they have met and events that have taken place
    • For geographers, a photograph is a visual record of information about a place or area at a particular time.
    • Useful in understanding the physical and human features of a place
    • Form an accurate image of the world
  • 5. Besides geographers, which other professions require photographs for record purposes? Historians Policemen Lawyer
  • 6.
    • If you were the photographer, where would you be taking this photograph from?
    • What does this photograph tell you about the environment?
  • 7. Photographs as a source of information
    • Provide information of a place
    • Unlike maps photographs show actual features
    • Photographs allow us to see and study the physical and human features of places we might not be able to visit
  • 8. Photographs as a source of information
    • The photograph on the right shows the floating market in Thailand where the Thai people sell their goods.
    • Without photographs, we would probably have a hard time imagining how life would be for them.
  • 9. Photographs as records of changes
  • 10. Photographs as records of changes
    • Comparing old and new photographs of yourself show how much you have changed over the years
    • Comparing old and new photographs of an area allows us to identify the changes that have taken place in tat area over time
  • 11. Photographs as a tool to study the environment
    • Study features and occurrences on the Earth
    • Photographs help us study the extent of forest fires and their impact on the environment
    • More aware of how our
    • actions affect the earth
  • 12. What are the different types of photographs
    • 3 main types of photographs
    • Each type of photograph presents different information about a place or feature and is used for different purposes
  • 13. 1. Landscape Photographs
  • 14. 1. Landscape Photographs
    • Taken at the ground level
    • Shows a big picture of an area
    • Shows the main physical or human features
    • We use this type of photograph when studying a feature in detail
  • 15. 2.Aerial Photographs
  • 16. 2.Aerial Photographs
    • Taken from a height such as from an aeroplane or a tall building
    • Shows a bigger area of land than a landscape photograph
    • enable us to estimate the size of a feature or an area
    • We cannot see the details of features clearly
    • Useful for studying the layout of a settlement
  • 17. 3. Satellite Images
  • 18. 3. Satellite Images
    • A satellite is an object that is sent into space to collect and send information to the Earth
    • Useful in helping us to study the changes in the environment
    • Meteorologists use the information collected in satellite images to forecast the weather
    • Satellite images are also recorded in ‘real time’. We can see the photographs within seconds after they have been taken
  • 19. Compare picture 1 and 2 Picture 1 Aerial photograph of River Nile Picture 2 Landscape photograph of River Nile
  • 20.
    • Divide the photograph into 3 sections
    • Divide the photograph into 3 equal sections: foreground, middle ground and background
    How do we read and interpret photographs? Background Middle Ground Foreground
  • 21.
    • 2. Identify and describe the physical and human features
    • Identify the main feature in the photograph and state the section where the feature is located
    • Physical Features
    • Rivers, plants, mountains and plains
    • Human Features
    • Buildings, reservoirs, roads and farms
    How do we read and interpret photographs?
  • 22.
    • 3. Draw Geographical Conclusions
    • Using the information from the photograph, we can describe the interrelationship between people and the environment.
    • Does the photograph show a physical or human environment?
    • How does the environment affect people?
    • How have people changed the environment?
    How do we read and interpret photographs?

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