Chromogenic Processes

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

- Alexandre José de Magalhães Figueiredo

Not applicable.

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.

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
The assessment is continuous and consists of:
• Presence, participation, attendance - 5%
• 4 exercises practical - 25%
• 1 written assessment test - 20%
• 1 research paper - 15%
• Final project - 35%

Practice sheets and / or reports must be submitted no later than one week after the exercise in question on the risk of 1 value penalty for each day of delay.

All assessment elements must be presented and delivered by the last class of the contact period.

However, if the student needs more time to complete the final project, the presentation may be postponed to the exam season without prejudice to the assessment. Since the only component that can be evaluated during subsequent seasons is the final project.

Students who do not obtain a final grade equal to or higher than 8/20 are excluded from subsequent seasons.

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

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

Software used in class
Not applicable.