Chromogenic Processes

Photography
6 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 45,0 TP + 5,0 OT

Lecturer
- Soraia Alexandra Cancela da Fonseca de Vasconcelos Magalhães

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
This course follows the genealogy of the various historical processes of color photography, with the aim of giving students the know-how and technical skills to enhance their personal work, both technically and creatively. In the practical classes students will be introduced to the principles of operation and handling required to produce color photographs. The creative potentialities of the color processes will be made evident from examples of works by several authors. On completion of the course, the student should:
1) understand the basic principles of color photography;
2) improve color printing, in a chromogenic process;
3) develop their visual acuity, being able to analise color, correct and color balance their printed images;
4) have a historical perspective on the evolution of color processes and be able to glimpse their insertion in current practices.

Program
Color: interactions, relativity, history and psycology.
Color enlargment. Chromogenic negatives and color prints.
The different printing processes. Color analysis methods.
History of the chromogenic process.

Evaluation Methodology
Theory:
Written paper 20%
Practice:
Attendance and practice 20%
Exercises 25%
Project 35%
Failure to obtain a grade equal to or higher than 8 during attendance period is grounds for exclusion from exam.

Bibliography
- Welford, S. (1971). L.P.Clerc's Photography Teory and Practice, #6 Colour Processes. (Vol. 6). London: Focal Press
- Coe, B. (1978). Color Photography, the first hundred years 1840-1940. London: Ash & Grant
- Wall, E. (1925). The History of Three-Color Photography. Boston: American Photographic Publishing Company
- Hirsch, R. (2011). Exploring Color Photography: from film to pixeis. London: Focal Press

Method of interaction
Lectures exploring the theoretical contents and laboratory classes (practice and experimentation).

Software used in class
Not applicable.