ADN 490: Art + Design International Studio – Photography

Instructor: Štěpánka Stein
Credits: 6
GEP: Elective

Course Description

The class of Artistic photography should help you to discover the unique architecture and specific life in Praha through the view under of the photographic camera, as well as the secrets of the studio still life photography. You will be lead to find the „innovative and creative eye”. Ultimately, this will result to the development of your own way to visualize your approach to life.

Praha is among the most visited cities in Europe. As one of the few cities in the world (if not the only one), provide the cross section trough all historical architectural styles. Because of historical context and significance, Praha has several attributes – we know it as Praga Caput Regni (Prague the head of the Kingdom), The Hundred Spired Prague, among others.

As for the studio still life, there is the ability to monitor the development of photography not just in Bohemia but throughout the Europe, from the secession after the modernism. You will try to photograph e.g. glass objects as a part of product photography and as a representatives of something typically “Bohemian”and also you will be able to experiment with contemporary portrait photography.

Learning Outcomes

Because the development of photography has always been closely connected to both the technical and creative spheres, in this course the theoretical and historical aspects of photography will be followed by practical exercises, in-class work. The class is structured through the parallel study of the technical functions of cameras used in various situations, “digital darkroom” – especially the Photoshop digital editing and manipulation techniques, the development of aesthetics; and last but not least, the curse will pinpoint questions of the design of photographic image. We will not skip the essential approach how to visualize our world – the B/W photography. You will process your photos the traditional way: in the analogue darkroom.