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1-year Diploma Photography Syllabus 1 Diploma in Photography Syllabus (Since Academic Session 2003- 04) Only for regular students

of residential campus of the University Diploma in Photography course will be one year duration. There will be two theory papers and one practical. The two theory papers will be of 50 marks each and the practical paper will consist of 100 marks. The candidate has to pass separately in theory and practical Minimum pass mark in theory and practical examination will be 33% but the aggregate should be 36%. PAPER I: Photographic Optics and Equipments 1. History of B/W Photography: Early experiments and later developments. 2. Photographic Optics: (a) Reflection and refraction of light, dispersion of light through a glass prism, lenses, different kinds of image formation, principal focus and focal length, size of the image, speed and power of the lens, depth of field, angle of view and perspective. (b) Defects of images formed by lens: Chromatic and spherical aberration, curvature of field, distortion and astigmatism, methods of reducing the above defects. (c) Aperture of diaphragm, its function, f notation, different kinds of aperture and their construction, dependence of depth of field and focus on distance and f number. 3. Types of camera lenses: Single (meniscus), achromatic, symmetrical and unsymmetrical lenses, telephoto, zoom, macro, supplimentry and fish-eye lenses. 4. Photographic camera types: Pin-hole, box, folding, large and medium format cameras, single lens reflex (SLR) and twin lens reflex (TLR), miniature, subminiature and instant camera, choice of camera and sizes, rising, falling, cross movements and swing back devices.

different weather conditions. (6) Exposure counter. shutter synchronization. Barn doors and snoot. mechanism focusing distance scale. lens hood. studio flash. manual and auto winding. (10) Photographic Light Sources: (a) Natural source. working. film speed setting device. x-contact. nature and intensity of the sunlight at different times of the day.Types and function. exposure table. range finders and range finder focusing . lighting stands. half filters. yellow. exposure tables. intensity of different types of light sources used in photography namely. the Sun. fresnel prism focusing. colour correction filter. (7) Enlarger: Different types. main components. tele converter and changing bag. electronic flash units. filter factor. neutral density. cable release. frame view finder. tripod stand. (iii) Halogen lamp. rules of composition. self-timer. (11) Perspective and composition. (8) Exposure: Correct exposure and its determination. (e) Film chamber: Film transport mechanism. Principal parts of Photographic cameras: (a) Lens (b) Aperture (c) Shutters. (i) Photo flood lamp. green. . (ii) Spot light. split image focusing .1-year Diploma Photography Syllabus 2 (9) Colour Filters: Different kinds. panning tilt head. exposure meters. focal plane shutter and in-between the lens shutter. computer flash. construction. (b) Artificial light sources: nature. slave unit. (c) Flash unit: Bulb flash and Electronic flash. multiple flash. Red. extension tubes and bellows. various types and their functions. plane mirror and penta-prism view-finder. self-timer. (d) View-finders and focusing systems: Direct vision and ground glass view finders.5.

types of negative films. e. distortion creation and correction. photolith. drying. diffusion or soft focus. (3) Film (B/W) and Paper Processing: (a) Developers: Constituents of developers and their functions. (c) Fixer: Constituents and function. monobath processing. structure of B/W film. flashing. texture effect. (f) Processing of reversal B/W films. effect of temperature. photomontage. making giant enlargements. (b) Stop bath: Its function. kinds of developers for specific purposes. (4) Printing: Contact printing. flat or hard prints. methods of illumination hypo and testing its presence. effect of temperature and time on development. Latitude and resolution. (2) Photo sensitive materials: Photographic emulsions. dish and tank developments. dodging. Bromide and Chloride papers. fine grain developer. enlargement on Bromide paper. spectral sensitivity of films and papers. speed of the film. method employed. effect box. contrast developer and their formula. ASA. vignetting. different grade and weights. making cartoon and multiple photograph on the same paper. (d) Hardener: Its function.1-year Diploma Photography Syllabus . layout and equipments. use of diffraction grating. grain size and its effects on the image. glazing and drying. wire screen-star effect.g. (6) Defects of negatives and prints: Causes of thin and dense negatives. types of emulsions and their constituents. projection printing using an enlarger. universal developers. various stains and spots etc. solarization and photo grams.PAPER II: Photographic Methods (1) Photographic dark room. photographic papers. surfaces and their use.. Bas-relief. selection of papers. contrast. DIN and ISO etc. technique of enlargement – Burning. (e) Mechanism of washing. and their removal or prevention. (5) Trick Photography: Methods.

additive and subtractive colour synthesis. negative and reversal structure. tilting and . use of one. special techniques of developments. colour films. constituents of colour enlarger. photography of full and ¾ portraits. methods of colour printing on colour papers using colour negatives. (12) Photomicrography: Photography using a microscope. (15) Cinematography: History. profile and silhouette photograph. umbrella lighting. (9) Still life. colour printing. idea of colour. (13) Colour Photography: Basic principle. time laps photography. colour developer its constituents. two and three photo flood lamps. primary and secondary colours. main light and fill in light. bounce and reflected light. processing of colour negatives and reversal films. methods and enlargements employed. editing. constituents and methods employed in each case. lighting interior. selection of film compensating exposure. use of polarized light. low and high key lighting. fill in.3 (7) After treatments of negatives and prints: Intensification. colour and colour temperature. retouching and finishing methods. table top photography. (11) Close-up: Accessories and techniques. arrangements of models. processing techniques and equipments. (8) Portrait Photography: What is portrait. toning and colouring. colour film types. mounting and framing of films. reducing. (10) Photography in available light: Meaning and methods. control lighting for tones and textures. steps in obtaining colour prints. preparation of negative and duplicate transparencies. exposure. depth of field. suitable camera and light arrangements. principle of portrait lighting. essential equipments and methods. multiple lighting. basic principle and technique. constructional details of a movie camera. movements. problems. (14) Copying equipments. use of barn doors and snoot. backlighting. use of spot light. colour printing dark room and essential equipments.

washing and drying. (4) Study of shutters. study of panning tilt head. operation of its different parts and examination of easle. opening and closing. unloading. focal plane and between the lens shutters. controlling shutter speeds and movements.1-year Diploma Photography Syllabus 4 PRACTICAL COURSE: Preliminaries: (1) Study of different types of camera. (12) Study of filters and its effects on images. (10) Use of exposure meter and determination of correct exposure. (15) Developing and fixing of negatives. self-timer and shutter release. (2) Working with different cameras: Holding camera in hands. telephoto and zoom lenses. falling and cross movements and swing back. . (5) Effect of aperture on depth of fields. (3) Study of apertures: f-number and their effects. (8) Determination of exposure. (14) Taking photographs: Outdoor and indoor subjects on films. (17) Video Photography: Basic principle of a video camera. (7) Use of extension wires. techniques and methods employed. large format cameras. winding. film loading. different shutter speeds. its components. differences and similarities. various line camera.presentation. (9) Use of tripod stand. (16) Sound Recording: Sound recording on line film. (13) Study of enlarger. (6) Effect on the image due to use of normal. rising. (11) Study of electronic flash. aperture number and film speed. wide angle. its relationship with shutter speed.

(30) Printing of colour negative on colour paper. (29) Colour film processing. arranging groups. (33) Intensification and reduction on films and touring of prints. (21) Photographing a subject with different lenses. (36) Tour to study operations in a colour laboratory. (24) Photograph. vignetting etc.(16) Printing of negatives on different grade of papers. use of one lamp. (17) Contact printing.Negatives and reversal. burning. preparation of lighting and objects. use of colour developer and colour enlargements. (27) Use of colour filters: Its effect on photograph. (34) Handling movie and video cameras. wild life. (20) Techniques of enlargement. (26) Still-light photograph and table top photography. use of bounce and reflected lights. (35) Prepare photomicrograph using a micrograph and camera attachments. (23) Preparing full and ¾ portraits under different lighting conditions e. (22) Making enlargements of different sizes. (18) Examination of effect of different developers and varying exposures. use of dodging. (31) Copying of documents. flashing. making cartoons.1-year Diploma Photography Syllabus 5 (32) Creation of illusions. view camera.g. its effect. fashion photography. (25) Obtaining group photograph. movie and TV studio to get the first hand . (28) Preparation of B/W transparencies. two lamp and high front and low front lighting (ghost lighting). (19) Making enlargements employing an enlarger.. photojournalism. arrangements of lighting and effects.

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