Course: Photographs

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Course title Photographs
Course code KVV/FPU
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Pužmanová Lenka, BcA.
  • Řepa Karel, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Content of seminars: 1. Classical and digital photography - definition, ways of photographic vision. 2. Photography options in school practice. 3. Introduction to photography techniques. 4. Digital media, use of photography for further artwork. 5. Practical use of light. 6. Portrait photography, figures. 7. Still photography. 8. Taking pictures of landscape, city. 9. Selection of the theme, creation of photographic series, conceptual photography. 10. Portrait, figure - retouch options. 11. Stock Photo - assembly, handling. 12. Other photo editing options. 13. Photo processing, adjustment. 14. Evaluation of photographs, photographic exhibitions, publications, etc.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Projection, Graphic and art activities
Learning outcomes
Practical exercises from photography, specified for the teacher's practice at school. Understanding the basics of photography with an emphasis on digital photography. Use of photography at school - art photography, creation of photographic documentation and presentation. Photo vision, theme selection, composition, image composition. Work with lighting (natural and artificial light). Practice in the photographic studio. Basic Photographic Genres - Portrait, Still Life, Figure, Document, Landscape and City, Abstraction.
Inserting photographs and digital media into broader contexts, general concepts in photography. Use of photography during school lessons - classical or digital photography. How digital photography changed the perception of photography and influenced other art disciplines. Basic photography and photo processing techniques. Working with photographic genres (documentary, abstract photography, photo manipulation, figure, portrait). Creative work with photos (digital photography and post-processing using computer technology, photo editing) and creating a series of photographs and larger units. Adjustment and capabilities of photographic outputs, digital photo printing, introduction to photographic publications, authors, galleries.
Prerequisites
No prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Analysis of creative work (musical, visual, literary), Student portfolio analysis

Requirements for granting credit: - creation of own photographic file (project, cycle), submission of a set of photographs in digital form in a folder with the author's name - subfolders will also bear the designation I, II, III, IV according to the content resulting from the specification of the assignment (see below) - a brief description of the photographic intent - regular attendance at seminars (min. 75% attendance) - active work in seminars Specification of the assignment: I. BASICS OF DISPLAY 1. LIGHT a) any shot with a lighting solution that enhances the impression of space b) the same shot with a lighting solution that suppresses the impression of space (photographs can be black and white or color) 2. SHARPNESS a) spatial solution of things with significant use of shallow depth of field b) placement of things in the area with the solution of sharpness in the whole area of ??the image (photographs can be black and white or color) 3. SPACE a) photographs of the whole landscape b) photographs of the urban complex Both tasks are black and white photographs conceived as a "faithful reproduction" (description) of the places with the capture of their spatiality and with the corresponding color conversion. 4) COLOR COMPOSITION 3-4 photographs from the area of ??the place captured in image 3a) or 3b), which follow it, supplement it and give new information or interpretation of reality (detail, color composition, etc.) II. REPORTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY 1. REPORTAGE from events such as demonstrations, village festivities, sports events, cultural events, crafts, markets, Majáles, Buskersfest, firefighting competition, wedding, set Week of life (personal diary) - approx. 9-12 photos A unique event as the basis of a picture message. Image description of the event. This report should include shots of the whole - determining the allocation of the event, interesting dynamic half-units of the "reported" topic and details drawing attention to something substantial and "beautiful". The sequence of photos is intended to create a whole "visual story" of the report. 2. MOTION RECORDING TECHNIQUES 1 photograph using the panning technique and 1 photograph using the "frozen motion" technique. III. REPORTING OR DOCUMENTARY PORTRAIT Reportage portrait of a man. The photographer is based on natural expression, is not afraid of dynamic gestures and uses the existing given light. 3-5 individual portraits of at least two different people. Recommendation: choose a person who does a sport, has an interesting hobby or "photogenic" work - incorporate this activity or the environment typical of that person into one of the photos. IV. AUTHOR THEMATIC PHOTOGRAPHY Creation of an author's photograph intended for the aestheticization of public spaces. Topic: The phenomenon of light in conceptual changes - from early Christian art to impressionism. This photograph can be understood not only as a work of art, but also as a radiant or meditative artifact (for inspiration, see yoga - emanation, Neoplatonism, etc.). A1 format (the photograph is submitted in digital form, but in the "prepress" it is necessary to take into account the resulting size of the "paper" medium in A1 format). The student chooses a place to see and takes working photographs of the interior where the work is to be installed. Part of the submitted task will be the visualization of the installation of the work (photomontage of the space with the author's photograph).
Recommended literature
  • BIRGUS, Vladimír, MLČOCH, Jan. Česká fotografie 20. století. Praha: KANT, 2010, 390 s. ISBN 978-80-7437-026-7.
  • BŘEZINA, Jan, NEFF, Ondřej, PODHAJSKÝ, Petr. Rozumíme digitálnímu fotoaparátu. Institut digitální fotografie, 2004. 116 s. ISBN 1214-3065..
  • IHAN, Roman. Mistrovství práce s DSLR. Vše, co jste chtěli vědět o digitální zrcadlovce a nikdo vám to neuměl vysvětlit. Vyd. 1. Praha: Institut digitální fotografie, 2006, 230 s. ISBN 80-903-2108-9..
  • MRÁZKOVÁ, Daniela. Cesty československé fotografie. 1. vyd. Mladá Fronta, 1989, 359 s..
  • MRÁZKOVÁ, Daniela. Příběh fotografie: vyprávění o historii světové fotografie prostřednictvím životních a tvůrčích osudů významných osobností a mezních vývojových okamžiků. 2. uprav. vyd. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1986, 269 s..
  • NEFF, Ondřej. Tajná kniha o digitální fotografii. 1. vyd. Brno: UNIS Publishing, 2001, 192 s. ISBN 80-860-9762-5..


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in visual arts (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in visual arts - for basic arts school (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in visual arts - for basic arts school (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): - (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in visual arts (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer