Analyzing Photographs

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Analyzing Photographs

  1. 1. “ A PICTURE’S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS” Analyzing Photographs
  2. 2. What is a photograph ? <ul><li>A representation of a person or an object </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Brief History
  4. 4. 1 st Photograph 1 st Modern Photo
  5. 5. Advantages with Photographs <ul><li>can be understood without the use of words </li></ul><ul><li>can be interpreted in different ways </li></ul><ul><li>people see different things </li></ul><ul><li>shows many details </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to Analyze a Photograph <ul><li>1. Study the photo for several minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Write down everything you think is important about the photo. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Divide the image into 4 sections and look for important elements from each section. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Analyze this!
  8. 8. Questioning <ul><li>Collect the facts from the picture </li></ul><ul><li>Relate the facts to your prior knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>What questions does this photo raise in your mind? </li></ul>
  9. 9. What did you see? <ul><li>What is the subject of the photograph? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the photo reveal about its subjects? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the setting for the photo? </li></ul><ul><li>What other details did you observe? </li></ul><ul><li>When and where in the past do you think the photo was taken? How can you tell? </li></ul><ul><li>How would you describe the photographer’s point of view? </li></ul>
  10. 11. What do you see? <ul><li>What is the subject of the photograph? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the photo reveal about its subjects? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the setting for the photo? </li></ul><ul><li>What other details did you observe? </li></ul><ul><li>When and where in the past do you think the photo was taken? How can you tell? </li></ul><ul><li>How would you describe the photographer’s point of view? </li></ul>

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