Photography In The Classroom

How Photography Can Be Used In The Classroom

When trying to integrate technology into the classroom, the use of pictures is a great help. Using photography is not only an excellent way of getting those pictures, but is a teaching example in itself. There are a variety of places where you can use your photographs, including in PowerPoint presentations, informational letters to be sent to parents, web pages that you create for your classroom web, etc. Sometimes, it's hard to find a suitable image that you have the right to use, so taking your own photos is a good way of getting exactly the kind of image you need. If you take your own photos you can get exactly what you need to get your message across. Pictures can add those visual cues that help students in grasping the content you are teaching.

The links on this page will take you to tutorials that will help you take quality photos whether you are using a regular camera or a digital one.

  • Taking close up shots
  • Encouraging a natural shot
  • Lighting a scene
  • Including the foreground
  • The scene's background
  • Capturing spontaneity
  • Shooting off-centre
  • Holding the camera steady
  • Creativity in photography
  • Conveying a message
  • Different angles