Photography Techniques 2

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307TFOT2 ZK 2 26S Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The aim of this subject is to introduce the students with the physical rudiments of photography together with the applied exhibitions of specific tasks. The students will also learn how to use technical equipment of the Department of Photography, including the ways how to compare images processed by the analogue and digital technologies.

Mode of study

On the practical examples students are taught how to realize assignments taking pictures of different surfaces with respect to the appropriate sharpness and lighting conditions with possibilities of Scheimpflug principle. Students also learn how to take pictures of geometric objects in the space with focus on differences in lighting ratios of main and additional light source, light measuring of the scene and taking care of the ranges of objects.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

There are no prerequisites or co-requisites needed for enrollment to this course.

Course contents

  1. Acquaintance with working procedures in the use of Canon 6D and Mamiya 465 cameras with digital backs, and the potential for use, particularly, in comparing the results from analog and digital photography.

Practical section: the sebsequent exercises will always be a simultaneous comparison of the two technologies and the analog shots processed on barite paper, digital photos (always on an appropriate topic) print on the school's Epson. Surface agreed upon.

  1. Technical basis for photographing metal objects, to be submitted:

1 B/W photo 30x40cm

  1. Technical  basis for photographing glass, possible lighting of the material applied, to be submitted:

1 B/W photo of glass 30x40cm with a light background with a black continual circumference line, or possible photograph of ground glass. It is appropriate to use all manner of processing which digital photography offers for achieving the optimal presentation of the glass.

  1. Completing one photographic still-life, completed according to the basis of the selected artist and in either color or B/W photos or painting. This is photography which attempts to capture the character of the shot, including lighting, atmosphere, color and use of props which may be substitute objects, which are not entirely the same but maintain the original character.

To be submitted: 1 photo of dimensions according to the basis, the longer side 40cm/or a color print/produced by an analog or digital camera, color or B/W according to the selected basis.

Recommended or required reading

ZAORAL, Ladislav. Fyzikální základy fotografie, 1956

SCHRODER, Gottfried. Technická optika, 1981

JIRÁČEK, M., HÁLKOVÁ, A., MORÁVEK, J. Fotografický slovník, 1955

JIRÁČEK, M. Ostrost a osvit fotografického obrazu

ŠMOK, Ján. Umělé světlo 1978

Scheufler, Mikš, Růžek, Spevák, Stýblo, Jiráček, Opočenský. Technické základy fotografie 2002

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance at least 80%.

Fulfillment of all assignments.

Passing the final oral exam.



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