Photography is about creating an image using light. It is always an individual way of interpreting reality by a photographer. Many photographs have had such a great impact on people that they have succeeded in changing the world. Photography today has become an almost necessary necessity for the daily life of a modern man.
The importance and representation of photography in the modern world of the living, accompanied by the rapid development of technology and technology, is superfluous to talk about.
Photos surround us and wordlessly describe the world around us. They are on the front pages of newspapers, magazines, pages of books, posters, posters, postcards, the internet and the like.
Through family albums we use photos to track births, first steps, birthdays, school events, celebrations, cheers, weddings, graduation…
Photography is taking on a new dimension today, especially thanks to the internet and the availability of a digital camera, it is becoming ubiquitous – global.
Educational photography is a visual, two-dimensional, static teaching tool. Visual teaching aids include those teaching materials that are used solely for the visual presentation and formation of certain images in memory, and which affect the memory, understanding, and interpretation of teaching content. Also to help students learn new lessons and practice photographic memory.
Going back to the beginning, when we started school, when we first came in contact with the textbook, the first thing we could see was the photo on the cover of our book. The textbook decoration adequately illustrated was intended to influence our affection through visual content.
The role and importance of photography in education have grown and was essentially tasked with conveying necessary and meaningful information to us for better understanding and easier understanding.
Visual aids, such as photography, release the teacher’s excessive exposure to matter and allow students to concentrate more on the learning process.
Photography is a quiet visual teaching tool that evokes movement, emphasizes impression and idea, and we can use it to show some details or to give a complete view of the material.
Teachers strive to bring interesting illustrations, drawings, pictures, and photographs to the classroom so that what is being done has some form of materialization in reality. Also, it is observed that students visually remember and notice the details of theoretical content when visually contacting the teaching content. It also helps them with knowledge tests when they remember the same with a photographic memory.
Photography as a segment of the multimedia stage plays an important role in the educational cycle of students and is an indispensable segment in the knowledge ladder.
Taking into account the diversity of teaching materials of the teaching technique taught in the curriculum, we can unambiguously conclude that the role and importance of photography is such that it belongs to an indispensable and irreplaceable segment in the teaching process.
The most important for creating a photographic piece is the photographer. He decides on all aspects of the emergence of a photographic image that he can influence. Whether it strives to shoot objective or subjective photography, the photographer strives to express his or her idea, emotion or attitude through his shot by choosing a subject and timing.
The teacher aims to form certain knowledge, skills, and abilities among students. The school aims to develop the personality and individuality of each student. Contemporary teaching, including technical and technological innovations, should allow creative freedom for the student, which is reflected through selected and prepared program units.
The use of educational photography in teaching provides great opportunities and their role is multiple.
Their application in teaching enables the teacher to present or illustrate concepts, forms, phenomena, objects, devices, in a comprehensible and obvious form adapted to each student.
Also, photography and the eventual participation of students in the production of photographs is a good way of actively involving students themselves in the teaching process and developing a partnership between students and teachers.
The good use of modern teaching aids, including photography, has great educational and upbringing value, enriches teaching, makes it more interesting and diverse, and the students’ acquired knowledge is more permanent.