Checking date: 23/04/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Study: Bachelor in Journalism (212)

Coordinating teacher: LIMON SERRANO, NIEVES

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Acquisition of basic technology skills that enable optimization information of the photographic image
Description of contents: programme
Theory and technique of the photographic image. Treatment of the photographic image in the press and electronic media. - Photography as an information item: Specifics. - Diachronic brief tour and features the use of photography in news media today. - Treating the photographic information - Camera types - The camera and its elements: practical applications - Lens and elements: practical applications - 35mm film: negative and slide - Digital images: the photographic point to the pixel - Genres of photojournalism: news, story and interview - Graphic editing: composition and creativity
Learning activities and methodology
Combination of theoretical teaching (3 ECTS) and case studies (ECTS). The first will be targeted in two ways: lectures and conceptual work by students from the guidelines decided the same and transmitted conceptual repertoires. The case studies are oriented to the domain of photographic techniques and the translation of the lessons learned in products intended for playback on media.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • Freund, Gisèlle. La fotografía como documento social. Gustavo Gili. 2011
  • Langford, Michael. Tratado de Fotografía. Omega. 1990
  • Limón, Nieves. Postproducción digital: ética y teoría para un nuevo fotoperiodismo. XVIII Congreso Internacional de la SEP. Los nuevos desafíos del oficio del periodismo, pp. 525-535. SEP. 2012
  • Limón, Nieves. Nacho López, análisis de dos performances fotográficas. ZER. Revista de Estudios de Comunicación, nº 34, Bilbao: UPV/EHU, pp. 173-193.. ZER. 2013
  • Limón, Nieves. Relato fotográfico. El proyecto Soul of Athens. Experiencias con el relato digital. Digital Storytelling. Valencia: JPM Ediciones, pp. 1-9.. JPM Ediciones. 2013
  • Limón, Nieves. Union is Strength. An Approach to the Photo Collective in Spain 2000-2013. Helsinki PhotoMedia Conference. Aalto University.. Helsinki PhotoMedia Conference. 2014
  • Limón, Nieves. Practice and Exegesis of Post-Photography. Three Possible Uses of Digital Image. Internacional Conference: 21st Century Photography: Art, Philosophy, Technique". University of the Arts London- Central Saint Martins, pp. 24-.. University of the Arts London- Central Saint Martins. 2015
  • Newhall, Beaumont. Historia de la Fotografía. Gustavo Gili. 2002

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.