Environments Through Photographs


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Environments Through Photographs

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