Dokumentary Photography 1
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Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students are introduced to the basics of analog and digital photography
Students have an overview of creative approaches in documentary photography
Students acquire inspiration for their own photography.
Mode of study
Prerequisites and co-requisites
The aim of the course is to teach students to consider the photographic image, present diverse documentary photography artists and introduce the fundamentals of analog and digital photography.
During the course, students continually consult on their work on the assigned practice exercise „Photographic Exercise 1.“
- Introduction to various approaches to documentary photography in selected examples of documentary photographers
- Introduction to photography genres which are directly related to documentary photography - journalistic photography, documentary photography and portrait
- Introduction to the basics of analog and digital photography - types of negatives and positives of B/W material and their characteristics, developing B/W film (working with developers and film rolls), types of color material and potential of their development
- Basics of working with a camera - types of cameras for portraits, report and documentary photography and their technical characteristics, digital formats
- Manners of working with and archiving data, basics of working with applications for managing photography
- Consultations on one's work and work on the assigned practice exercise
Recommended or required reading
BARTHES, Roland. Světlá komora: poznámka k fotografii. Překlad Miroslav Petříček. Vyd. 2., upr., (Ve Fra 1.). Praha: Fra, 2005. 123 s. ISBN 80-86603-28-8.
FÁROVÁ, Anna. Dvě tváře. Vydání druhé, první bez vzpomínkového rozhovoru A pásly by se tam ovce. Praha: Torst, 2016. 963 stran. ISBN 978-80-7215-516-3.
SONTAG, Susan. O fotografii. Vyd. 1. Praha: Paseka, 2002. 181 s. ISBN 80-7185-471-9.
Photography publications - ex: Publishers Torst, Kant, Wo-men, Phaidon atd.
Assessment methods and criteria
- 80% class attendance (60%)
- On-going work consultations on an assigned practice exercise (30%)
- Literature study and attendance at photography exhibitions (10%)
Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:
Room No. 217
|Date||Day||Time||Tutor||Location||Notes||No. of paralel|
|Mon||15:40–17:15||Gabriela KONTRA||Room No. 217
Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Documentary Film - Bachelor - 1920 - 1year (required subject)
- Documentary Film - Bachelor - 1920 - 2year (required subject)
- Documentary Film - Bachelor - 1920 - 3year (required subject)
- Audiovisual Studies - Bachelor - 1819 (required subject)
- Audiovisual Studies - Bachelor - 1920 - 1y (required subject)
- Audiovisual Studies - Bachelor - 1920 - 2y (required subject)
- Audiovisual Studies - Bachelor - 1920 - 3y (required subject)