Photography Techniques 2

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307EPTE2 ZK 3 26/s Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The aim of this subject is to introduce the students with the practical solutions of photography of specific tasks such as photography of specific surfaces and objects made of glass, metal, pottery and surface of human body. The students will also learn how to use technical equipment of the Department of Photography, including the ways how to compare images processed by the analogue and digital technologies.

Mode of study

Students will be acquainted with possible solution of realizations particular topics through the analysis of examples recorded on different medias in comparison with practical examples of model situations realized during the tutorial.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

There are no prerequisites or co-requisites needed for enrollment to this course.

Course contents

  1. Acquaintance with working procedures in the use of Canon 6D and Mamiya 465 cameras with digital backs, and the potential for use, particularly, in comparing the results from analog and digital photography.

Practical section: the sebsequent exercises will always be a simultaneous comparison of the two technologies and the analog shots processed on barite paper, digital photos (always on an appropriate topic) print on the school's Epson. Surface agreed upon.

  1. Technical basis for photographing metal objects, to be submitted:

1 B/W photo 30x40cm

  1. Technical  basis for photographing glass, possible lighting of the material applied, to be submitted:

1 B/W photo of glass 30x40cm with a light background with a black continual circumference line, or possible photograph of ground glass. It is appropriate to use all manner of processing which digital photography offers for achieving the optimal presentation of the glass.

  1. Completing one photographic still-life, completed according to the basis of the selected artist and in either color or B/W photos or painting. This is photography which attempts to capture the character of the shot, including lighting, atmosphere, color and use of props which may be substitute objects, which are not entirely the same but maintain the original character.

To be submitted: 1 photo of dimensions according to the basis, the longer side 40cm/or a color print/produced by an analog or digital camera, color or B/W according to the selected basis.

Recommended or required reading

ZAORAL, Ladislav. Fyzikální základy fotografie, 1956

SCHRODER, Gottfried. Technická optika, 1981

JIRÁČEK, M., HÁLKOVÁ, A., MORÁVEK, J. Fotografický slovník, 1955

JIRÁČEK, M. Ostrost a osvit fotografického obrazu

ŠMOK, Ján. Umělé světlo 1978

Scheufler, Mikš, Růžek, Spevák, Stýblo, Jiráček, Opočenský. Technické základy fotografie 2002

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded:

80% attendance of the total number of classes

submission of the required work:

a/ 1 photo of metal 30x40cm

b/ 1 photo of glass on a light background 30x40cm

c/ 1 - A3 print from a digital shot of glass on a black background

d/ collection of photos for a photogram

e/ 1 photo dimensions based on a multiple pages of 40cm/or color print / produced by an analog or digital camera, color or black and white according to the selected basis.

final interview


Photographs have to be submitted continuously after finishing each topic NOT all at the end of the subject.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

room 113
Studio No. 113

(Lažanský palác)
(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 15:40–17:15 Martin STECKER Studio No. 113
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1

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