Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of this course is to teach students to use cameras and to understand methods of photography, both technical and aesthetical.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to use still camera equipment and to understand photography methods, be acquainted with picture language and its rules, and have a basic understanding of digital imagery.

Course contents

Basics and components of picture language Picture analysis Story telling with pictures Technical basics in photography Portrait photography Ethical questions Color systems Practical picture editing with Adobe Photoshop

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Recommended or required reading

Astrid Haugland: Digital fotobehandling. Pagina 2005 Photography: a Critical Introduction. Edited by Liz Wells. Routledge 1997 Langford's Basic Photography, Ninth Edition. Focal Press 2010 Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book by Adobe Creative Team

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 30 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 60 hours
  • Individual studies - 13 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio


Scherbakov-Parland Andrej


Shcherbakov Andrey

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2013-10-30

Assessment methods

2013-10-26 - Reports and productions

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