Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Photography: theory and practice
Study: Bachelor in Film, Television and Media Studies (211)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication and Media Studies

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
It is required: - Basic knowledge of camera exposure and camera parts and functions It is recommended: - Own DSLR camera with different focal lengths - Lightroom Software
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
1. Skills and abilities to distinguish minimum technical requirements for optimal capture a still image, and what tools and accessories to get a picture with a certain aesthetic or visual effect. 2. Ability to capture an image with the correct exposure in different lighting conditions and according to a certain aesthetic criteria. 3. Ability to address and resolve photographic work in different professional contexts: journalism photography, advertising photography, cinematography.
Description of contents: programme
I. THE EQUIPMENT The standard and the additional equipment according the needs and budget: macro, stereoscopic 3D, etc.. Influence of technology on the aesthetic and visual representation. II. EXPOSURE Review of the exposure control and impact on the aesthetic of the image. Exposure exercises. III. LIGHTING Nature of Light and the photography lighting equipment. Techniques and styles of indoor and outdoor lighting. Lighting exercises. IV. COMPOSITION Composition rules. Composition Exercises. IV. EDITING AND PUBLISHING Photo editing and retouching tools. Publishing tools and tips to publish photos. Image editing, photo retouching and publishing exercises.
Learning activities and methodology
1. Theoretical lessons Basic theoretical notions about the art and practice of photography and its various forms of expression. Skills 1 and 2 (0.75 ECTS). 2. Practical sessions Photography Workshop. Perform of digital photographic exercices. Skills 1 y 2 (0,75 ECTS). 3. Student work Study of teoric and practic contents and realization of a photographic practice. Skill 4 (1,5 ECTS).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • Langford, M.. Basic Photography (7th ed.). Elsevier/Focal Press. . 2000
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Brown, Blain. Motion Picture and Video Lighting. Elsevier/Focal Press. 2008
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