Optical basis of Photography 1
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Mode of study
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Description of the subject, assignments: (assignment 1P1)
- The human eye and vision, binocular vision and the percepthion of depth
- Fundamental properties of light. Principles of geometrical and wave optics. Speed of light. Index of refraction, Total internal reflection. Fiber optics. Dispersion.
- Polarization. Linear and circular polarized light. Polarization due to reflection. Liquid crystal display.
- Interference. Youngś fringes. Constructive and destructive interference. Coherence. Thin films. Colors
- Stimulated emission. Spontaneous emission. Emission spectra. Luminiscence, fluorescene. Laser. LED, OLED Doppler shift.
- Light sources. Black body radiation. Correlated color temperature. Color rendering index. Photographic film. Mired.
- Camera and photography. Aperture, f- number. ISO, exposure time. Shutter. Rolling shutter. Crop factor and depth of field.
- Lenses. Spherical lenses. Focal length. Principal plane. Depth of field. Angel of view Manufacturing of lenses. Fresnel lens, Cylindrical lens, Anamorphic lens. Camera lens design
- Optical abberation
- MTF charts. Airy disk. Difraction limits. Contrast vs spatial frequency.
- Human color perception. Aditive and subtractive color mixing. Hue and saturation. Color Depth
- Pixel. Digital image. Camera sensors. Print size, pixel per inch x dots per inch, dithering. Type of printers
- Color management. Color spaces. Gamma. Gamut. ICC profile. Reference spaces. Color space conversion.
- Semiconductor. CCD and CMOS chips. SSD and HDD storages. Memory cards
- Holography. Transmission and reflection holograms
Recommended or required reading
David Falk, Dieter Brill, David Stork: Seeing the Light, 1986 by John Wiley and Sons. Inc.
Thomas D.Rossing, Christopher J. Chiaverina: Light Science, 1999 Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
Evans, R.M.: An Introduction to Color (1948 - 6B 859, 1959 - 6B 757, 1965 - 6B 1214)
Evans, R.M.: Eye, Film and Camera in Color Photography (1959 - 6B 756)
Langford, M.J.: Advanced Photography (1972 - 6B 1350)
sborník Principles of Color Sensitometry (1955 - 6B 865)
Assessment methods and criteria
WS and SS - an exam: test and evaluation of the work presented by the student, the teacher will assess exact compliance with the assignment and the quality processing
Participation: the students will not be graded unless they have at least 80% attendance in the course.
Course web page
Schedule for winter semester 2020/2021:
room TR 131
PC room KF
(Tržiště 20, Praha 1 (vchod z Rektorátu AMU, Malostranské nám. 12))
|Date||Day||Time||Tutor||Location||Notes||No. of paralel|
|Tue||19:00–20:35||Vladan KRUMPL||PC room KF
Tržiště 20, Praha 1 (vchod z Rektorátu AMU, Malostranské nám. 12)
|distance teaching||lecture parallel1|
Schedule for summer semester 2020/2021:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Academy Preparation Program - Photography (qualification subject)