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Photography: What makes a good picture?

E&I Program: 
Distance Learning
Discipline(s): 
Grade level : 
5 to 8

In these teacher materials, students will understand how considerations such as focus, framing, point of view, lighting, time and subject matter can influence meaning in a photograph. Using the extension materials, students will compare and contrast images taken by contemporary photographers to photographers of historical significance. Students will also use photographs as a stimulus for the creative writing process, and learn how photographs can help people recall moments in personal history.