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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Introduction to Photography


The student is able to:
- In depth knowledge of printing photographic photochemical processes.
- Expertise in lighting techniques for black and white.
- Use analog photographic techniques for the design of the project.
- Develop own and subsequent readings in the field of photography and its use in design.
- Apply knowledge to capture the unique moment, using various techniques


Communication Design

Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS

| Semestral | 4

Year | Type of course unit | Language

1 |Mandatory |Português



Recommended complementary curricular units

Design Introduction and Drawing Techniques


Professional Internship



1st Image Formation in photochemical environment
1.b The Times Exhibition. The frame. (*) Amounts of light and photosensitivity.
1.c Records with estenopo. (Pin-hole) (*) Calculation of the diaphragm and exposure time
2nd Cameras. Formats.
2.b Distances focal features.
The diaphragm 2c. Handling and intentionality in depth of field.
3.a film. Types of developers.
3.b Revelation of photosensitive materials in black and white. 


This course should be understood as a dynamic route apprehension of a matter to dominate through knowledge, with theaid specific equipment. Deepen observation supported. Explore processes and tools creatively. Develop individualizedforms of visual communication supported the photographic medium. Further develop the use of the photographic mediumin order to give direction in the "construction" image

Teaching methodologies and assessment

Theoretical classes on the program content, notions of laboratory, chemical and photochemical environment. Practical work in the laboratory, realization of the requested exercises. Practical exercises developed in the program points marked with (*). In compliance with the provisions of the Lusophone University of Porto Evaluation Regulations, the students will carry out a continuous evaluation process. The grade is deducted from the evaluations of the exercises carried out during the semester to be delivered in portfolio on the last day. Assessment will be continuous without final exam. The grade will be weighted based on the percentages: Interest and Participation in the laboratory: 20% / Works within the Final Portfolio: 80% (those 80% are diluted in small percentages in the works presented in the first presentation class with the class). The passing grade is ten (10) values.


AA VV (1998) La Photographie, Paris: Editions Milan.
Aumont, Jacques (1990) L¿Image, Paris: Nathan.
Dubois, Philippe (1992) O Acto Fotográfico, Lisboa: Vega.
Freund, Giséle (1995) Fotografia e Sociedade, Lisboa: Vega, 2ª ed.
Flusser, Vilém (1998) Ensaio Sobre a Fotografia, Lisboa: Relógio de Água.
Gervereau, Laurent (1997) Voir, Comprendre, Analyser les Images, Paris. 


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