Photography Techniques 3
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|307EPHT3||ZK||2||26 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 31 to 41 hours of self-study||English|
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The listener gains knowledge of printing issues, especially those related to the conversion of photographic materials into a printed medium. The student learns about the preparation for printing.
On the basis of the selected catalogue content, the student synthesizes all the experience gained from the Techniques of Photography 01-02 course, systematically examines the most appropriate method of scanning, and organizes the results in relation to the catalogue concept. He consults his plan with the graphic design teacher. In print preparation, he/she collaborates with the teacher and the print instructor. The result is the realization of a product catalog, leaving the choice of product entirely up to the student's choice and conceptual approach.
Mode of study
Prerequisites and co-requisites
The aim of this course is to synthesize all the knowledge about photographing the surface of objects of their structure, glass, metal and porcelain for the final work of this course and that is the Catalogue. The intended final product is a printed catalogue with adequate binding and graphic design.
The preparation for the production of the catalogue also includes several lectures on printing techniques and their
development up to the present. However, the main focus will be on surface printing - offset printing, which is the
the majority of the print production is currently carried out. We will deal with the issue from
pre-press, RGB to CMYK conversion of photographs, the appropriate use of the printing grid and with regard to
the size of printed photographs. Advantages of amplitude or frequency modulated raster, stochastic
raster. This theoretical preparation is concluded with a visit to the printer.
On the basis of these theoretical foundations, a product catalogue will be created, with a minimum of ten
The choice of analogue or digital technology will be left to the student's decision, which
will then be part of the defence of this thesis.
The main themes
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Lectures on printing techniques with a focus on offset, preprint, raster
Visit to the printing house
Selection and consultation of the chosen objects, taking preview photographs to determine the appropriate
shooting technology, work in exterior, real interior or studio.
Actual photographic realization, ongoing individual consultations
Consultation with graphic designer, choice of catalogue format, choice of printing and binding technology, photography
details or units that would contribute to the overall appearance of the catalogue.
Realization of the catalogue, binding, joint presentation
Recommended or required reading
Wiedemann Julius, Muller Jens: The History of Graphic Design, Taschen, 2022
Baum, Silva; Scheer, Claudia; Sievertsen, Lea: Notamuse, Niggli Verlag, 2019
White, Alex W.: The Elements of Graphic Design, Allworth Press, 2012
Glaser, Jessica: The graphic design exercise book : creative briefs to enhance your skills and develop your portfolio, Frances Lincoln, 2014
Dabner David: 100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design, Lars Müller Publishers, 2013
Collective: Graphic Design Manual, Niggli Verlag, 2019
Collective: Graphic Design School, Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2020
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
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
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.
No schedule has been prepared for this course
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Photography EN - Bachelor - 2022 (required subject)