Studio of Classic Photography 6

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
307ESC6 exam 4 24 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 82 to 102 hours of self-study English summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The listener uses all the knowledge gained in the study, identifies his/her sources of inspiration, performs a basic practical analysis of his/her project also in theoretical terms. He is able to view his work in the historical context of the development and message of photography. Creates an exhibition project with all the requirements of a qualifying work. Consistently ensures that the required technical excellence, conceptual intent and meaning of his/her work are linked within the context of the visual arts

Mode of study

in person

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

The Classical Photography Studio focuses on the technological procedures and processes of photography. The studio also includes workshops focusing on historical photographic techniques such as rubber printing, cyanotype, bromo printing, wet collodion process or working with gelatin and its transfer to other materials. In the case of photographs where the positive image is the negative, the result is only a single original.

In the studio, the same emphasis is placed on contemporary forms of photography and current technological innovation, exploring and assessing the possibilities of digital photography and other technologies involved in recording the optical image. This includes the study of new light sources, taking aerial photographs using a drone, or obtaining extremely high quality images by compositing images using various robotic devices.

Finding ways to realise creative intentions depending on the chosen technology is, among other things, a process of discussion within the studio.

In this course the student prepares in particular

Main topics

1 - 3/ Consultation of the plans for the final exhibition project, creation of a work plan, preparation and implementation of rehearsals

4 - 6/ Consultation of work in process - proofreading, revision of the chosen approach and planned output

6 - 7/ Participation in studio exercises and workshops of non-standard techniques.

8 - 9/ individual work on the project and studio exercises - individual consultation

10 - 12/ realization of a qualifying exhibition project

Recommended or required reading


Lubben Kristen: Magnum Contact Sheets, Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2017

Frank Robert, Kerouac Jack: The Americans, Steidl Verlag, 2018

Fancher Nick: Studio Anywhere: A Photographer's Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations, Peachpit Press, 2015

Jacobson Quinn B.: Chemical Pictures The Wet Plate Collodion Book: Making Ambrotypes, Tintypes & Alumitypes, StudioQPhotographt, 2013

Gernsheim Helmut: The History of Photography: The Age of Collodion, Thames & Hudson, 1989

Jacobson Quinn B.: Chemical Pictures: Making Wet Collodion Negatives: Albumen, Salt, & Collodio-Chloride Prints, StudioQPhotographt, 2013


Warner Marien Mary: Photography: A Cultural History (5th edition), Laurence King Publishing, 2021

Bouveresse Clara: Women Photographers, Thames & Hudson, 2020

Frank Robert, Kerouac Jack: The Americans, Steidl Verlag, 2018

Wintour Anna: Annie Leibovitz: Wonderland, Phaidon Press, 2021

Curley Marshall: Mastering Light: Classic Techniques for Expressive Portrait Photography, Amherst Media, 2017

Hunter Fil, Biver Steven, Fugua Paul: Light Science & Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting, Routledge, 2015

Adams Ansel: The Negative, Ansel Adams Photography, Series 2, 2015

Adams Ansel: The Camera, Ansel Adams Photography, Series 1, 2014

Adams Ansel: The Print, Ansel Adams Photography, Series 1, 2014

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment, Steidl, 2018

Knight Chris: Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow, Rocky Nook, 2017

Barnbaum Bruce: Essence of Photography,The: Seeing and Creativity, Rocky Nook, 2021

Jacobson Quinn B.: Chemical Pictures: Making Ambrotypes, Tintypes, Negatives and Prints, StudioQPhotographt, 2020

Guillory Ty: Making the Traditional Wet Plate Camera: Suitable for Wet Plate Collodion, Dry Plate, or Daguerreotype Photography, Ty Guillory Publisher, 2019

Christopher James: The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes 3rd Edition, Sengage Learning, 2015

Anderson Christina: Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice (Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography) 1st Edition,

AFocal Press Book Routledge, 2021

Anderson Christina: Cyanotype: The Blueprint in Contemporary Practice (Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography) 1st Edition, AFocal Press Book Routledge, 2021

Anderson Christina: Salted Paper Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Contemporary Artists (Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography) 1st Edition, AFocal Press Book Routledge, 2021

Enfield Jill: Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques (Alternative Process Photography) 2nd Edition, Taylor and Francis group, 2020

Sutton Thomas: A Treatise on the Positive Collodion Process, HardPress Publishing, 2019

Company Eeastman Kodak: Collodion and the Making of Wet Plate Negatives for Photo-Engraving Work: A Handbook of Information Concerning the Production of Wet Plate Negatives b, Chizine Pubn, 2017

Klein Henry Oscar: Collodion Emulsion and Its Applications to Various Photographic and Photo-Mechanical Purposes with Special Reference to Trichromatic Process Work, Franklin Classics, 2018

Norris Debra: Issues in the Conservation of Photographs, Getty Trust Publications, 2010

Baker Thomas Thorne: Photographic Emulsion Technique, Hassell Street Press, 2021

Long Charles: Dry Collodion Process, Alpha Edition, 2021

Hannavy John: Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, Routledge, 2013

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation, completion of ongoing tasks, implementation of an individual exhibition project, preparation and implementation of an exhibition project as part of the qualification exam



Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans