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Code 16464
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 4
Workload TP(45H)
Scientific area Art and Design
Entry requirements N.A.
Learning outcomes At the end of the course unit the student should be able to:
- theoretically, technically, creatively, and communicationally master the phenomenon of photography;
- identify fundamental genres, authors and movements in the history of photography;
- technically and artistically apply the photographic processes to objects and persons (product and advertising photography; portrait and fashion photography).
Syllabus Theory and aesthetics: contextualization of photography art within its foundations (artistic movements and their interception with other artistic practices specifically the ones of painting);
The fundamentals: composition and framing, documentary and other photography genres (portrait, landscape, fashion, advertising);
The technique: mastering the camera (mechanisms, lenses, menus) and its principles of operation (photometry); The practice: photographic production exercises.
Main Bibliography Barthes, R. (2005). A Câmara Clara. Lisboa, Edições 70.
Kelbi, Scott 82015). Il libro della fotografia digitale. Milano/Torino, Pearson Italy
Langford, M. (2002). Fotografia Básica (5ª Ed.). Lisboa, Dina Livro
Lowe, P. (2017). Mestres da Fotografia. Barcelona, Gustavo Gili;
Meyerowitz, Joel. Olhar! Descobrindo a fotografia com Joel Myerowitz. Barcelona, Gustavo Gili
Scott, Grant (2017). Guia essencial para o estudante de fotografia profissional. Barcelona, Gustavo Gili
Trachtenberg, A. (2013). Ensaios sobre Fotografia. Lisboa, Portugal: Órfeu Negro.
Vários (1987). Du bon usage de la photographie. Une anthologie de textes. Paris, Centre Nationale de Photographie.
B&H Photo Video (ed.). Art movements through photography. (url, 2021:
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Classes are organized on a theoretical exposition and on a theoretical / practical supervision of the students'books/portfolios basis. In practical classroom sessions, students are guided for the conceptualization a and development of practical projects (books/portfólios). The frequency of this curricular unit implies the evaluation of two practical works both in their presented version in the classroom and in their printed (or recorded) version.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-06-17

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