Introduction to Techniques of Photography

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
307EINT Z 1 13 lecture hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 15 to 20 hours of self-study English winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student is familiar with the equipment of Studio KF Beroun, knows the basic procedures in the analogue process and is able to work independently under professional guidance.

Mode of study

in person

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

The course is designed as a substitute for Practical Photography in English. In two days, it introduces the analog photographic process and one demonstration of a non-standard photographic technique. It is a set of introductory theoretical presentations, training in application, demonstrations of basic processes and practical exercises

Main topics

Day 1 - Arrival at Studio Beroun - introduction to work flow, rooms and equipment

Day 2 - evaluation of the exercise

Individual work in the photo chamber in groups

Theoretical introduction to the topic

Demonstration of the chosen non-standard technique

Recommended or required reading

Christopher James: Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, Cengage, 2015

Wong, Kai: Old School Photography, Abrams & Chronicle Books, 2021

Marquardt Chris: The Film Photography Handbook, Rocky Nook, 2019

Reymond Clare: The Photographic Uncanny, Springer International Publishing, 2020

Assessment methods and criteria


Participation: the basic pre-requisite for grading is the student's mandatory participation in at least 90% of the sessions.



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