Photography Techniques 2
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|307EPHT2||exam||2||26 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 31 to 41 hours of self-study||English|
Name of lecturer(s)
Jan Douša, Martin STECKER
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students gain theoretical and practical experience in the use of analogue and digital photography, especially in the studio. They work with shooting reflective materials, get acquainted with historical and non-standard photographic techniques through practical exercises. They practice working with colour inversion and the E6 development process.
Mode of study
Prerequisites and co-requisites
The course builds on Techniques of Photography 1, developing acquired knowledge, skills and habits. The course continues in its practical part by taking photographs in the studio, especially of light-reflecting objects such as metal, glass, porcelain. In this part, students also encounter practical comparisons between a conventional film camera and a digital camera and compare the advantages and disadvantages. The course also includes an introduction to so-called non-standard photography techniques and working with colour inversion.
1 - 2/
Introduction to the working procedures of digital cameras, e.g. Canon, Mamiya 645DF DM22, Pentax 645Z, Hasselblad X1D-50C, and the possibilities of their use, especially in comparing the results of analogue and digital photography.
The following exercises will always be pre-defined, whether they will be submitted in the form of an analogue photo format of a negative min. 6x9 cm enlarged on a baryta mat, or a digital photo printed on an Epson school printer, material and surface as agreed.
Technical basics of photography of metal objects.
1 black and white photo 30x40 cm
Technical basics of glass photography, lighting options and material to be handed in:
1 photograph of glass 30x40 cm on a light background with a black continuous line or combined with a suitable gloss, material is black and white film.
1 colour photograph of glass on a dark background with a light outline continuous line, taken on a digital camera, A3 print. It is assumed that all the possibilities offered by digital technology will be used here, including post-production editing in Photoshop. The result should be a photograph that captures the chosen glass in its optimum form. Possible processing as point 4.
7 - 8/
Interpretation: the student will choose one photograph or painting to imitate, particularly in terms of overall appearance, light character, tonality and colour. The props of the image may be substituted to match the nature of the subject depicted, but need not replicate it. Submitted: 1 photograph taken on a digital camera, print as required
technology of working with colour inversion, including demonstration of developing with the E6 process in Studio Beroun
10 - 11/
preparation for the technology of the wet collodion process - ferrotype and amnrotype, which will be realized in the framework of a plenary exercise or module
Preparation for the technology of cyanotype /blueprint/ as one of the possible technologies for the realization of the plein air.
Recommended or required reading
Rand Glen: Lighting And Photographing Transparent And Translucent Surfaces, Amherst Media, 2019
Photographing the Unseen World
Davies Adrian: Art and Techniques, The Crowood Press, 2020
Jaroslav Róna: Architectons and Machines, Books & Pipes, 2021
Sylva Macková, Czech Glass, VŠUP, 2018
Kehlmann Robert: The Inner Light: Sculpture by Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova Univ of Washington Press, 2012
Rooney E. Ashley, Purchia Barbara: Glass Art: 112 Contemporary Artists, Schiffer, 2016
Pelikan Wilhelm: The Secrets of Metals, SteinerBooks, Inc, 2016
Alton John: Painting With Light, University of California Press, 2013
Bredbury Richard: Mastering Lighting & Flash Photography : A Definitive Guide For Photographers, GMC Publications, 2021
Hunter Fil: Light - Science & Magic - An Introduction to Photographic Lighting, Taylor and Francis, 2021
Hirsch Robert: Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, Routledge, 2018
Simmons Robert: Lighting in Photography, Hassell Street Press, 2021
Child John: Studio Photography: Essential Skills, Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2018
Leibovitz Annie, Fuller Alexandra: Portraits 2005-2016, Phaidon Press, 2019
Lindbergh Peter, Wender Wim: Untold Stories, Taschen, 2021
Nan Goldin: The Other Side 1972-1992, Scalo Verlag Ac, 2020
Nan Goldin: Portraits, Actes Sud, 2020
Assessment methods and criteria
Students may be evaluated based on 80% attendance and participation in group photography events. Each exercise will be assessed against pre-determined criteria in a joint meeting over the results.
Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:
Studio No. 113
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Photography EN - Bachelor - 2022 (required subject)