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PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL IMAGES

CODE 83849
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9913 DIGITAL HUMANITIES - COMUNICAZIONE E NUOVI MEDIA (LM-92) - SAVONA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/17
    LANGUAGE Italian (English on demand)
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Il corso si propone di formare lo studente sugli elementi linguistici e sulla pratica della produzione delle immagini fotografiche.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim of the course is to provide tools and methods of camera shot and highlighting limits and strengths with respect to the project to be implemented; ample space is given to digital technology by describing the stages of acquisition, manipulation, and image registration. During the activities provided for this course, the use of the computer conceived as a means of supporting ideas prevails; in particular, the basic notions for the use of photographic retouching software are taught which culminate with the realization of an individual project.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course provides knowledge and skills functional to the deepening and experimenting techniques and photographic language.

    The student will face a theoretical and practical path that will lead him to know the aesthetic-expressive foundations (shape, colour and meaning) and the technical methods of using tools for the production of digital and photographic images (cameras, mobile devices, software and equipment specifications). Exercises will be proposed which, through continuous feedback, will lead the student to a conscious use of technical-expressive and critical tools. The goal is to develop skills that allow you to create, motivate and correctly use the photographic image in the different contexts of communication.

    PREREQUISITES

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    TEACHING METHODS

    The lessons are divided into lectures and synchronous distance lessons, participate lessons (critical discussions) and photographic exercises (shooting and post-production using specific software)

    THE COURSE ON AULAWEB IS UPDATED WEEKLY.

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course includes the following topics:

    • What is photography? (origins, genres and techniques)
    • Composition and photographic shot: critical reading of author images.
    • Photography, perspective and drawing
    • Pinhole photography and principles of monocular vision
    • Cameras and devices for the production of photographic images
    • Photographic lenses
    • Light in photography: technical aspects and expressive modalities
    • Light and reflection: use of mirrors in photography
    • Still-life photography: technique and language
    • Take a still-life photograph and set up a simple photographic set
    • Photograph a moving subject
    • Photo portfolio and image storytelling
    • Basic elements for post-production and presentation of the photographic image.
    • High Dynamic Range photography (HDR)
    • Panoramic photography
    • Shooting techniques and tools used in panoramic photography.
    • Stitching techniques and tools for viewing panoramic images.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    References to texts will be made in the course, including:

     

    • John Ingledew, Professione fotografo, ed.Logos, 2013
    • Franco Fontana, Fotografia creativa. Corso di esercizi per svegliare l'artista che è dentro di te, Mondadori, 2016
    • Stephen Shore, Lezione di fotografia. La natura delle fotografie, Phaidon, 2009
    • Augusto Pieroni, Portfolio! Costruzione e lettura delle sequenze fotografiche, Postcart, 2015
    • Willy Ronis, Le regole del caso, Contrasto, 2011
    • Luigi Ghirri, Lezioni di fotografia, Quodlibet, 2010
    • Irene Alison, iRevolution. Appunti per una storia della Mobile Photography, Postcart, 2015
    • Sara Munari, Storytelling a chi?, Emuse, 2017
    • Diego Mormorio, Meditazione e fotografia, Contrasto, 2008

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    see calendar

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The final exam consists in the delivery and discussion of the elaboration carried out during the course.

    The non-attending student will also have to undergo an interview on the contents of the course.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    FINAL ASSESSMENT - Takes into account:

    - curriculum of deliveries and revisions for attending students or, for those who do not attend, periodic processing to be agreed and reviewed with the teachers;

    - evaluation of the final delivery;

    - evaluation of the oral discussion based on the knowledge of the properly chosen scientific and critical foundations.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students with disabilities or learning disorders are allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the Delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. Students are invited to contact the teacher of this course and copy the Delegate (https://unige.it/commissioni/comitatoperlinclusionedeglistudenticondisa…).