Course: Principles of Studio Photography I

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Course title Principles of Studio Photography I
Course code KFO/774
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course Each academic year
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Vojtěchovský Miroslav, prof. Mgr.
  • Beneš Marian, MgA.
Course content
These informations are in the annotation of the course.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The structure of this course assumes that the the students have vocational and manual skills, as well as theoretical knowledge, and therefore focuses in particular on deepening theoretical knowledge and extending specific skills necessarily essential both in the challenging professional practice, and in free author's creation. In both semesters, the course is based on combination of theoretical introductions and following practical experiments illuminating individual technologies being examined and creative procedures. Seminar works in this course are oriented toward practical verification of acquired knowledge and their inclusion in the student's range of practical skills.
The student is able to define the fundamental differences between photographing the given reality and depicting artificially created reality of the "studio inscenation". They can understand and know or improves the basic principles of the studio lighting construction, the method of primary light reality, and stylized lighting reality, and the method of professional conventions. The student can finish their studio photographs in the postproduction process by means of working in Photoshop layers.
Prerequisites
Successful completion of the previous study

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
Series of Photographs for new design of the Corporate Identity of a productive company
Recommended literature
  • Hirsch, Robert; Valentino, John. Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Ideas, Materials and Processes. Focal Press, 2001.
  • Hunter, Fil; Fuqua, Paul. Light: Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting. Focal Press, 1997.
  • Luciana, James; Watts, Judith. The Art of Enhanced Photography: Beyond the Photographic Image. Rockport Publishers, Inc.
  • Renner, Eric. Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering a Historic Technique. Focal Press, Boston, London, 1995.
  • Rudman, Tim. The Photographer's Master Printing Course. Focal Press, 1994.
  • Schaefer, John P. The Ansel Adams Guide: Basic Techniques of Photography, Book 2, Little. Brown and Company, Boston, New York, Toronto, London, 1998.
  • Smith, Keith A. Structure of the Visual Book. Book 95. Rochester, 2002.
  • Uelsmann, Jerry N. Process and Perception. University Presses of Florida, Gainesville, 1984.
  • Zeier, Franz. Books, boxes and Portfolios: Binding, Construction and Design Step-by-step. Design Press, New York, 1983.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Art and Design Photography and Time-Based Media (B) Art and applied art 1 Winter
Faculty of Art and Design Photography and Time-Based Media (B) Art and applied art 1 Winter
Faculty of Art and Design Photography and Time-Based Media (B) Art and applied art 1 Winter
Faculty of Art and Design Photography and Time-Based Media (B) Art and applied art 1 Winter
Faculty of Art and Design Photography and Time-Based Media (B) Art and applied art 1 Winter
Faculty of Art and Design Photography and Time-Based Media (B) Art and applied art 1 Winter