Photos in geography
Geographers can gather a lot of information from the content of photographs, including information about a town, the countryside, a geographical formation or human activity. They may give detailed close-ups or large-scale aerial shots. As photos are common in exam questions, you need to be able to interpret them.
Photos may be used to illustrate almost any aspect of geography. You need to be able to identify, describe and interpret the geographical processes that can be seen in a photo. You may be asked to identify or comment on what you can see or to compare the information from a photo with that from a graph or map.
Interpreting photos is about asking questions. Take a look at the picture below. Here are some examples of the sort of question you need to ask about a photo like this:
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