Study program/study programs: Computer Multimedia

Study type and level: Undergraduate applied studies

Course title: Photography

Course status: elective


Course objectives

The Photography course explores the role of photography in design, as well as the place of a contemporary designer in the field of photography. Students will study photography from various aspects, both theoretically and practically, deepening the interrelations between these areas, erasing boundaries, and opening new horizons and possibilities for designers in a modern environment. They will independently create original photographs in a professional photographic studio and planner in order to understand the material and find their own personal expression and preferences in this field. 

Course outcomes

Students will learn about the history and origins of photography, relationship between photography and other visual arts, relationship between fine-art and applied photography, the most famous photographic genres and representatives, constructions and basic configurations of the SLR camera, exposition, and basic optical laws on which photography is based. They will also learn about apertures, focal length, lens types, angle of view, depth of field, framing and composition, golden ratio, rule of thirds, image sorting and analysis, basic brightness settings, elements that determine image quality, how to determine white balance, action space, Camera Raw settings, advantages of Raw format, concept of warm lighting, concept of cold lighting, table top photography, life photography, lifestyle photography, directed photography, elements of advertising photography.   

Course content

  Theoretical classes

  • Introduction to photography
  • Origins and development
  • Timeless principles and laws
  • Camera obscura, optics and chemistry
  • Camera
  • Construction and types
  • Mechanics
  • DLSR
  • Modes of operation
  • Light temperature sensitivity
  • Aperture and exposition
  • Depth of field
  • Lens types
  • From photographic development and processing to digital graphics, interwoven disciplines
  • Author photography in graphic art.