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Photography Laboratory

Code 13094
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Cinema
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery -- Face-to-face
Work placements -- No
Learning outcomes In this Curricular Unit it is intended that the student learn the historical, technical and aesthetic foundations of photography. At the end of it, the student should be able to handle any photographic equipment as well as make creative decisions and framing and exposure techniques.
Syllabus Part I: Fundamental Principles
1.1 Cameras, lenses and accessories
Understanding the Exposure
Depth of field and focal lengths
Creativity: Composition and Photographic Vision
1.2. practical exercises

Part II: Still image and moving image
2.1 Culture and visual narrative
2.2 Contemporary photography
2.3 Formats and Proportions
2.4 Practical exercise (video)

Part III: Light and shadow, controlling the image
3.1. types of lighting
3.2. Equipment: techniques and solutions
Practical exercises on light and camera
Camera movements and focus
3.3. In filming: styles and approaches
Roles in the imaging team
Cinematographic style: film noir
Main Bibliography BARTHES, Roland (1981) A Câmara Clara, Lisboa, Edições 70.
FLUSSER, Vilém (1998) Ensaio sobre a fotografia, Lisboa, Relógio D’Água
SANTOS, Joel (2010) Fotografia: Luz, Exposição, Composição, Equipamento, V.N. Famalicão, Centro Atlântico
LANGFORD, Michael. (2000) Fotografia Básica, Dinalivro (5aedição)
ALTON, John. (2013) Painting with Light, University of California Press
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria There is a presentation and exposition of the fundamental concepts and theories, as well as the equipment used, which work as a preparation for the realization of practical exercises of exposition and framing of photographs.
Continuous assessment involves carrying out practical exercises in class, which will be the subject of further analysis and discussion. Each student will carry out two individual assignments and one group assignment.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-22

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