Chemical basics of photographical process 2

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307CHZF2 ZK 3 26S Czech winter

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The purpose of the course is to introduce the students to all general chemical principles s on which analog photography is based and their management in practice.

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Course contents

This course continues the chemistry of photography and furthers develops the subject „Chemistry I - General and Inorganic“ and „Chemistry II - Organic“. The course aim is to introduce the chemical basis of halogen-silver photography, adopting theory knowledge and practical skills in developing material and in subsequent chemical adjustments.

This course includes lectures and exercises.


Latent image theory, Photo-chemical laws, photographi emulsions and contemporary types of silver halide grains, Silver-halogen material types (positive and negative), introduction to sensimetry, developing B/W photographic material, negative and positive harmonization, physical and chemical foundations of shooting a color image on Silver-halogen material, types of contemporary color material and their processing.


preparing a developing bath, kinetic development of B/W negative material, physical development, diffuse development, inverse development, reinforcing and weakening negatives, completing positive copies, toning.

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A written test on the particular topics.

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