Photography of Landscape 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
307EPHL1 ZK 2 39 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 21 to 31 hours of self-study English

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student is able to work independently in the field, can map a given location in terms of photographic record, set his own creative intention, prepare conditions, communicate with local residents, find out the necessary information in relation to the depicted aspect of the territory, choose the appropriate technique and weather conditions

Mode of study

in person

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Course contents

The course focuses on working in the plein air using natural light, working with image sharpness, cropping and composition. The ways of thinking about photography as a means of making a statement about a particular place, their variability, mutual compatibility and appropriateness in relation to intention are also inherent. The course introduces students to the basic laws of photographic imaging in capturing space and reproducing it in the surface of a photograph. In the practical part, attention is given to working with medium format equipment, appropriate use of light, the effects of weather and the possibilities of using classical techniques.

Main topics

1-2/ introduction to the topic of landscape photography - specifics of the industry, dependence on external influences and their use, sources of inspiration

2-3/ research of the location, accentuation of characteristic features, setting in context, author's research

4-5/ accompanying lectures, other sources of inspiration according to the specification of individual projects

6-10/ individual fieldwork, individual and joint consultations, presentation of ongoing work and process

11/ joint consultation, presentation of work in the context of lessons learned, proofreading

12/ post-production, editing, drafts of the ideal final presentation, evaluation

Recommended or required reading


Godfrey Anne C.: Active Landscape Photography Theoretical Groundwork for Landscape Architecture, Taylor & Francis, 2020

Malpas William: Land Art in Close-up, Crescent Moon Publishing, 2008

Kastner Jefferey: Land and Environmental Art, Phaidon, 2010

Monoian Elizabeth, Ferry Robert: Land Art of the 21st Century: Land Art Generator Initiative at Fly Ranch, Hirmer, 2020


Locke Adrain, Shane Robert, Bowditch Lucy: Art & Place: Site-Specific Art of the Americas, Phaidon, 2013

Lippard Lucy R.: Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West, The New Press, 2014

Iversen Margaret: Beyond Pleasure - Freud, Lacan, Barthes, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017

Cheetham Mark: Landscape into Eco Art: Articulations of Nature Since the ’60s, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019

Patrizio Andrew: The ecological eye: Assembling an ecocritical art history, Rethinking Art's Histories, 2021

Demos T. J.: Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology, Sternberg Press, 2016

Koudelka Josef, Irena Šorfová: De-creazione, Národní galerie v Praze, 2018

Koudelka Josef, Barré Francois: Industries, Fragment, 2017

Koudelka Josef: Wall, Aperture, 2013

Helmreich Anne: Nature's Truth- Photography, Painting, and Science in Victorian Britain, 2016

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation in all course events, 80% attendance, independent creative work



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