Photography and Digital Image Processing
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Fotograafia ja digitaalne pilditöötlus
Course title in English
Photography and Digital Image Processing
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
autumn - spring
Assessment form
lecturer of 2018/2019  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The aim of the course is to bring students to view photography in the context of contemporary art and visaul culture. Offer opportunities to gain practical skills needed in taking photos.
Brief description of the course
The course consists of illustrated lectures and practical works. Lectures and consultations will look at the means of expression in photography, overview is given about historical and contemprorary viewing, interpreting and depicting problems. Students creative works will be analysed and developed.
Ways of depciting: level and room, view and map, angle of vision and distance.
Definition of the space, physcial space, chronotype, cultural space, social space.
Nature and culture, chaos and order, cleanliness and abundance.
Architecture and culture, city space, landscape and premises. Documentary and telling stories.
Subject and object, exploration and infusion.
Portrait, autoportrait, group portrait. Social roles, collective body portrait and critical practices in contemporary camera based art .
Photo as an object in contemporary art. Exhibiting and installations in exhibition context.
Photo image, text and sound in multimedia work.
Selection of setting for cameras, optics, photomaterials and digital photo based on the given assignments.
Using the digital photo editing and pixel graphics programmes, printing photos and their presentation.
Course assignments will be photographic works containing interior and exterior images.

Independent work
Independent assignments will be:
Finding a creative theme, based on the idea, developing it, finding and trying out suitable technical means for execution, selecting an apporpirate solution and executing it.
Learning outcomes in the course
Student who has passed the course will:
- knows and has skills to use different manual and semi manual programmes of the photocamera;
- knows how to edit photos with pixel graphics programme;
- knows the main means of expression of photographic language;
- knows how to use photography both for documentary purposes and means of self expression in arts context;
- has skills for finding creative ideas, develop and express them;
- has skills to critically analyse the works of art based on their knowledge.
Assessment methods
Participation in seminars and discussions on developing creative works; presentation of practical works at the course in the form of exhibition.
Dots. Margot Kask, lekt. Eve Kiiler
Study literature
Loengukonspektid ning valik erinevaid kunstiajalugu ja kaasaegset kunsti käsitlevaid tekste, artikleid ajakirjandusest, loenguid ja videoid, ilukirjandust, kunstialbumeid, näituseid, võrgukülgi.
Bate, D. (2009). Photography: The Key Concepts. Berg;
Bright, S. (2006). Art Photography Now. Thames and Hudson;
Campany, D. (2003). Art and Photography. Phaidon;
Cotton, C. (2004). Photograph as Contemporary Art. Thames & Hudson;
Linnap, P. (koost.). (2010). Silmakirjad 2. Tõlketekste visuaalkultuurist, nüüdiskunstist ja fotograafiast. Tartu: Tartu Kõrgem Kunstikool. Linnap, P. (2008). Fotoloogia. Tallinn: Jutulind.
Marien, M. W. (2002). Photography: a cultural history. Laurence King;
Tom Ang. (2012). Digitaalfotograafia samm sammult. Tallinn: Koolibri;
Valik artikleid ajakirjadest Cheese, ja Maja, valik Ööülikooli loenguid ja videoid sarjast “Üks lugu”.
Replacement literature
Loengutes, seminaril ja diskussioonides osalemine pole täies mahus iseseisva tööga asendatav. Lisaks juba nimetatud kohustuslikule kirjandusele võivad osaliseks asendusmaterjaliks olla: loengukonspektid; valik erinevaid kunstiajalugu ja kaasaegset kunsti käsitlevad tekste, fotokunsti albumeid ja võrgulehekülg;.
Calle, S. (2007). Double Game. Violette Editions;
Clarke, G. (1997). The Photograph. Oxford University Press;
Epner, P. & Jänes, L. (2002). Kahemõõtmelised majad. Eesti Arhitektuurimuuseum;
Giusti, S. (2010). Sandy Skoglund: The Artificial Mirror. Contrasto.
Goldin, N. (1996). The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. Aperture;
Goldsworthy, A. (1990). Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature. Abrams;
Heckert, V. (2009). Irving Penn: Small Trades. J. P. Getty Museum;Mapplethorpe, R. (2007). Mapplethorpe. teNeues;
Sontag, S. (2002). Kujutis-­ilm. Kogumikus: Vaikuse esteetika. Tallinn: Kunst;
Stahel, U. (ed.) (2003). Boris Mikhailov: A Retrospective. Scalo;
Wells, L. (2011). Land Matters: Landscape photography, culture and identity. Tauris;
(2003). Johannes Pääsuke: mees kahe kaameraga. ERM.