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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?