Photographs in the study of Geography. Ground-Level, Oblique, Vertical aerial, Satellite imagery
- 1. Photographs Geography Skills in Geography
2. Photographs for Geographers
- Geographers use photographs for:
- Describing the natural and human environment
- Compare different places around the world
- Show how places change overtime
- Save many words by when describing features in our world
3. What are these photographs showing us? 4. Types of Photographs Ground-Level Photograph Oblique Photograph Vertical Photograph Satellite Imagery 5. 6. Ground-Level Photographs
- Shows an area as if we were standing and looking at the site.
- Features in the foreground usually appear larger and features further away appear smaller
7. FOREGROUND BACKGROUND 8. What interactions are shown in this Photograph? 9. Oblique Photographs
- Photographs that are taken at a high point taken at an angle.
- These can be taken from aircraft such as a plane or hot air balloon.
- Can also be taken from a cliff looking down at an oblique angle
- Using this angle we are able to discover more of the features in the background
10. Oblique Photos allow the viewer to see more in the background then Ground-level Photos Randwick Racecourse UNSW Eastern Suburbs Pacific Ocean 11. 12. Vertical Photographs
- Usually taken from a specially equipped plane with a camera mounted underneath pointing straight down.
- The maximum tilt of the camera is 3 degrees, If it goes over this angle it will be classified as an oblique photograph
- These photos will show less detail but more area of the environment
13. Check the shading on the baseball stadium, this shows it has been taken at a specific time of the day 14. 15. 16. Satellite Imagery
- A satellite is an object that orbits a planet. These are able to capture larger areas of the Earths Surface.
- Gathering information from satellites is called Remote Sensing.
17. Satellite Imagery shows more land area but less detail 18. Google Earth Satellite Imagery
- Google use satellite imagery to display its maps online:
- Visit Google Earths Website -http:// earth.google.com /
19. Photographs show changes overtime -seasonal 20. Changes in time during the day Gold Coast, QLD Sunrise 21. Gold Coast QLD, Daytime 22. Gold Coast QLD, Night time 23. Changes in different time periods
24. 1995 Anzac Bridge 2008 glebe and Anzac Bridge 25. Case Example Palm Beach 26. 27. 28. 29. Investigation Questions
- 1. Which type of photograph shows the most detail of the features? Why?
- 2. What are the advantages of the oblique photo compared to the Ground photo of Palm Beach
- 3. What are the differences between the ground photo and the vertical photo?
- 4. Describe the interactions between human and physical environments in the oblique photo.
30. Photographs can be used to draw line sketches 31. How to make a line drawing using Photographs 32. 33. 34. Photographs can be used to make Sketch (Land-use) maps 35. 36. Photographs can be used with maps