After discussing ways in which photographs tell a story from a particular perspective, students are introduced to a photo analysis guide. In small groups, they use the guide to analyze photos of wildlife and wildlife management practices. Each group then describes their photo and shares their analysis and reasoning with the rest of the class. They are then provided background information on the photo they analyzed.
Students then take their cell phones out into the Pinnacles hiking area. They take photos of something they see, trying to represent it in at least two different ways that might influence ways in which a viewer sees the subject of the photo. When they return, they share their photo with a partner, who analyzes the photo using the guide, making inferences about the intended interpretation. 2-3 hours. Adapted from Project Wild.