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Introduction to Photojournalism - JKB106
Anglický název: Introduction to Photojournalism
Zajišťuje: Katedra žurnalistiky (23-KZ)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2022 do 2022
Semestr: oba
E-Kredity: 4
Rozsah, examinace: 1/1, Z [HT]
Počet míst: zimní:15 / 15 (15)
letní:neurčen / neurčen (15)
Minimální obsazenost: 10
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst pro virtuální mobilitu: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
předmět lze zapsat v ZS i LS
Garant: Mgr. Sandra Lábová, Ph.D.
Vyučující: Mgr. Sandra Lábová, Ph.D.
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Neslučitelnost : JJB154
Je neslučitelnost pro: JJB154
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Sandra Lábová, Ph.D. (19.09.2023)
The aim of this class is to master practical basics of photography. Students will learn technical and creative basics of photography and digital process. The important part of the class is the analysis of pictures and achieving of greater visual literacy. Students should be interested in visual culture and photography. The class is time-consuming; it is necessary to take photographs every week outside the timeframe of lectures. CLASS IS FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS ONLY!!!

Students sign-in to Moodle page of the course: JKB106 Introduction to Photojournalism SS 22/23 (https://dl2.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=5021)

Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Helper (22.08.2019)

The aim of the class is to master photographic process with Digital Single Lens Reflex camera, to understand and master photography process, digital workflow, to achieve basics of creative, compositional and decompositional part of photography. Mastering of digital photographic camera leads to the ability to previsualization, work better with any type of modern automatic digital cameras. Students should broaden their visual literacy skills, master basics of the photographic process and taking photographs, and learn about basic characteristics of the photographic medium in general.

Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Helper (22.08.2019)

ELKINS, James. What photography is. New York: Routledge, 2011.

FREEDMAN, M.: Encyclopedia of Practical Photography, Tiger Books int. London, 1993.

HEDGECOE, J. : The Book of Photography, DK Adult, 2005.

JOHANSSON, T. D.: The New Image: On the Temporarility of Photographic Representation after Digitalization, COSIGN, 2002

KOBRE, K. Photojournalism The Professionals' Approach: 3nd Edition. Focal Press, 1991.Manovich, L.: The Languafe Of New Media, The MIT Press, 2001

MITCHELL, W. Picture theory: essays on verbal and visual representation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, c1994.

PATTERSON, F. Photography and the art of seeing. Toronto : Key Porter Books, c1989.

RITCHIN, Fred. Bending the frame: photojournalism, documentary, and the citizen. 1st ed. New York: Aperture, 2010.

WELLS, Liz. Photography: A Critical Introduction, Routledge, 2004

WRIGHT, T. The photography handbook.London, New York : Routledge, 2004

ZUROMSKIS, Catherine. Snapshot photography: The lives of images. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013, 358 s. ISBN 978-0-262-01929-3.

Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Helper (22.08.2019)

The class is divided into theoretical part, discussions and picture analysis. In their free time, students take photographs in the field.

Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Sandra Lábová, Ph.D. (08.09.2023)


Successful finishing: at least 51 points.
• over 91 => A
• 81-90 => B
• 71-80 => C
• 61-70 => D
• 51-60 => E
• 0-50 => F


!!!!The course requires independent work outside scheduled lectures (taking pictures)!!!!

1) Active participation in lectures and labs is expected. (max. 5 points)
2) Final exam (max. 30 points) will consist only of the information covered in the class
3) Five photo assignments, submit on time! (Technology of Photography and Composition, Photo editing, Portrait, Single news photo, reportage) (max. 65 points - 13 each)

Detailed assignment evaluation: three aspects are evaluated

- Subject matter and idea (4 point) – appropriacy of selected theme/topic (Each photograph should have a clear message/topic). Clearly communicated idea.
- Composition (4 points) – sound composition, with clear layout and division between the image plan, without interfering with objects/subjects. Use of appropriate angle, and focal length.
- Image technical quality (5 points) – well-focused, good postproduction, good exposure of the situation/object that is photographed. Good contrast and saturation. When black and white – are properly converted

FIRST DEADLINE – The assignment must be submitted no later than one hour before the start of the class!

SECOND DEADLINE – Assignment not submitted via MOODLE on time is automatically evaluated with 5 points less if submitted within a week from the first deadline.

NOT SUBMITTED/SUBMITTED LATE – If submitted more than two weeks after the first deadline, the assignment is evaluated with 0 points. NO EXCUSES 

NOTE – Please, be aware that the assignments submitted after the first deadline might not be discussed in class because of time constraints.

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Sandra Lábová, Ph.D. (08.09.2023)

Winter semester 2022/2023

Lecture = Theoretical classes

Lab = practical seminars (students present their work) + discussion; workshop

October 4 – Introduction & Lecture:, Technology of Photography

October 11 –  Lecture: Composition

October 18 – Lab: 1st Assignment/Technology and Composition

October 25– Lecture: Portrait

November 1 – Lab: Flash Photography

November 8 – Lab: 2nd Assignment/Portrait

November 15 – Lecture: Photojournalism, Picture news, Reportage

November 22 – Art exhibition visit

November 29 – Lab: 3rd Assignment/Picture news – Velvet Revolution Anniversary

December 6 – Lecture: Quality of Photojournalism and Ethics

December 13 – Lecture: Image Editing

December 20 – Lab: 4th Assignment/Picture editing

January 3 – 5th Assignment/Reportage

Požadavky k zápisu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Helper (22.08.2019)

Students are required to have basic knowledge and experience in working with image processing software, e.g. Photoshop. Teaching the use of image processing software is not a part of this course!

Own DSLR camera and personal computer necessary.

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