PV156 Digital Photography

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
RNDr. Vít Kovalčík, Ph.D. (lecturer), doc. RNDr. Petr Matula, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Vít Kovalčík, Ph.D.
Department of Visual Computing – Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Visual Computing – Faculty of Informatics
Tue 16:00–17:50 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 100 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 34/100, only registered: 0/100, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/100
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 45 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course aims to familiarize the student with all the main practical aspects of taking and processing photographs.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the semester, the student will be able to understand principles of the photographic hardware, including parameters and internal operation of cameras and lenses. They will be also able to perceive the usual compositional rules and manage the basic processing of the photographs on the computer.
  • Different types of photographic cameras, non-standard cameras, digital sensor types (CCD, CMOS, SuperCCD, Foveon), sensor strengths and weaknesses, crop factor and full frame, other parts of photographic devices. Strengths and weaknesses of digital photography.
  • Lens types, characteristics, and usage, non-standard lenses. Lens characterization and build. Optical and build defects. Other photographic accessories.
  • Basics of photographs taking. Compositional rules, setting the exposure, explaining the relations between the aperture, exposure time and sensitivity.
  • 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
  • DICKMAN, Jay and Jay KINGHORN. Perfect digital photography. Computer Press, 2010, 424 pp. ISBN 978-80-251-2816-9. info
Teaching methods
Lectures are once a week. It is not required to attend lessons, but it is recommended. There is homework assigned at every lecture, and two written tests during the semester.
Assessment methods
Each student must accomplish every homework assigned during the semester and get a given amount of points from two tests 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 2009, 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 2023, Autumn 2024.
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