Historical photographic techniques 4

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
307DHFT4 ZK 3 27 workshop hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 55 to 70 hours of self-study English, Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The „Historical photographic techniques 4“ workshop includes:

1/ creation of the contact from the classic negative 18 x 24 cm on the salt paper and its final adjustment

2/ creation of the paper negative 18 x 24 cm

Mode of study

27 lectures + 27 workshops in Beroun laboratory

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

Salt print + Calotype

Historical photographic techniques have recently become very interesting when speaking about alternative photographic techniques. The first successful and permanent print was on silver-chlorid paper (between the years 1840-1850 broadly used positive materials). The print is not developped it is created by „printing-out-paper“. The particles are colloid Ag, coloured in ochre, brown and reddish brown.

Recommended or required reading

Anne Cartier-Bresson, Le vocabulaire technique de la photographie (Français) Relié – 6 septembre 2007, ISBN-10: 2862344001

Mrhar, Peter. Cyanotype Historical and Alternative Photography. Wroclaw, Poland: Peter Mrhar, 2013. ISBN-10: 1492844594

James, Christopher. The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes. Third edition. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning, 2016. (ISBN-10: 1285089316

Jacobson, Quinn. Chemical Pictures: The Wet Plate Collodion Book : Making Ambrotypes, Tintypes, & Alumitypes, 2013. ISBN-10: 1482659948

Jacobson, Quinn. Chemical Pictures: Making Wet Collodion Negatives : Albumen, Salt, & Collodio-Chloride Prints, 2013. ISBN-10: 1483933490

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

Assessment methods and criteria

Student will get the credits after passing the exam. The exam includes:

a/ submitting the chosen technique in the required carrying out

b/ information about process of realization, including detailed description of the work and all anomalies that might have influenced the process and proposal how to deal with this situation, or to use this proposal during the process

c/ passing through oral examination with the overal summarization and possible alternative solutions



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