Photography II


Teaching Staff: Zivas Antonis
Course Code: VIS431
Course Category: Specific Background
Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Lectures
Semester: 4th
ECTS: 4
Teaching Units: 2
Teaching Hours: 2
Teaching Structure:
ActivitySemester Workload
Lab Lectures26
Literature Study and Analysis48
Practice and Preparation26
Course Total (ECTS: 4)100

Recquired / Recommended : VIS231
Prerequisite to / Recommended to: (AVA643), (AVA944)
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Short Description:

The course deals with B&W analog photography from both a theoretical as well as a technical point of view. It aims to good handling of technique while it introduces to photography's visual control by means of a personal project to be developed throughout the semester. For what regards the latter, throughout the course the work of important photographers is presented, and the student is asked to analyze the work of a photographer of his/her choice. Both the students' photographic as well as theoretical projects are presented and group critiqued throughout the semester

 


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

Advanced knowledge of analog B&W technique. Introduction to visual handling of personal photographic work. Introduction to photographic critique

 


Syllabus:

1st Week:  Introduction to the course's syllabus and aims 
2nd Week:  Light metering techniques; ISO, f/T. Presentation of photographer's work: Robert Frank
3rd Week:  Depth of Field; Exposure/Development/Density/Contrast. Presentation of photographers' work 
4th Week:  Lenses and their function. Laboratory activity
5th Week:  Introduction to photographic image's analysis: the work of Szarkowski
6th Week:  Introduction to photographic image's analysis: the work of Berger
7th Week:  Presentation of photographers' work. Discussion.
8th Week:  Presentation and group critique of students' photographic projects
9th Week:  Presentation of photographers' work. Discussion
10th Week: Presentation of photographers' work. Discussion
11th Week: Presentation and group critique of students' theory assignment (analysis of chosen photographer)
12th Week: Presentation and group critique of students' photographic projects
13th Week: Presentation and group critique of students' theory assignment (analysis of chosen photographer)


Suggested Bibliography:

Ian Jeffrey (1981). Photography – A Concise History. London: Thames and Hudson

John Szarkowski (1967). The Photographer’s Eye. New York: The Museum of Modern Art. 

John Szarkowski (1973). Looking at Photographs. New York: The Museum of Modern Art


Teaching Methods:

Lectures through use of visual and audiovisual material. Laboratory activity. Group critique and discussion


Evaluation Methods:

Evaluation of personal photography project, personal theory project and final written test

Updated: 14-04-2022

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