PV156 Digital Photography

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2009
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Tomáš Slavíček (lecturer), Mgr. Jiří Víšek (deputy)
doc. Mgr. Vítězslav Švalbach (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Jiří Sochor, CSc.
Department of Visual Computing - Faculty of Informatics
Thu 18:00–19:50 D2
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 110 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/110, only registered: 0/110, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/110
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Digital Photography subject has two main parts: photographic technology and digital photography processing. Content of Digital Photography subject covers actual digital photography cameras and teaches how to edit digital photos on a computer. Student who pass this course will gain enough practical experiences with photographic technology and digital photography processing.
  • Different types of photographic cameras, non-standard cameras, film and digital photography, digital sensor types (CCD, CMOS, SuperCCD, Foveon), sensor strengths and weaknesses, crop factor and full frame, another parts of photographic devices. Strenghts and weaknesses of digital photography.
  • Lens types, wide, standard and telefocus, non-standard lenses. Lens characterization and build. Optical and build defects. Other accessories for cameras (hardware).
  • Format types (JPEG, TIFF, RAW), basic and advanced adjustment in photo editing, work with layers, software for photo editing. Removing defects made by sensors or lens. Further possibilities for digital photography (collage, photo-graphics...).
  • LINDNER, Petr, Tomáš TŮMA and Miroslav MYŠKA. Velká kniha digitální fotografie. 3., aktualiz. vyd. Brno: Computer Press, 2008. 271 s. ISBN 9788025120057. info
  • Pocket encyclopedia of creative photography (Orig.) : Tvůrčí fotografie : praktická ilustrovaná příručka. info
Teaching methods
Lectures are once a week. It is not required to attend lessons, but it is recommended. There are assigned homeworks at lectures during whole semester.
Assessment methods
Each student must accomplish 80% of homeworks assigned during semester to pass this course.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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