EXPLORATION & VISUAL DEVELOPMENT

In the first year, you experience a thorough and intensive introduction to a broad variety of aspects connected to the field of photography. 

Through theory, field trips, exhibitions and events, you will quickly broaden your knowledge on photography and beyond. You will learn how to manage your studies and how to structure your work process. In this first year, there is a strong emphasis on improving your technical skills, including postproduction in photography. You will be challenged on content by doing projects in the role of a street photographer, a portrait photographer, a studio photographer and more. All these exercises and projects teach you a variety of strategies to create work. 

Alongside, you will follow basic courses in graphic design, moving image and interactive media to better understand how contemporary photography is intertwined with other media. By exploring the breadth of the photographic landscape, you will start to discover where your own true interests lie. 

At the end of the first year, you will make an application for either the Documentary or Fiction specialisation. The motivation for your preferred direction is clearly reflected in the work you’ll show at your collective assessment and underpinned by your verbal presentation. 

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Art, Photography History & Reflection 1
Ingrid Grootes

Art, Photography History & Reflection 2
Ingrid Grootes

Digital Workflow & Skills 1
Arno Bosma & Loek van Vliet

Digital Workflow & Skills 2
Arno Bosma & Loek van Vliet

Documentary Photography
Raimond Wouda

Fieldtrip Arles
Kim Nuijen

Graphic Design
Anke van Haarlem

Image Development
Johan Gustavsson

Image development Photography
Thijs groot Wassink

Multi disciplinary projectweek (FYPW)
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Photography Fiction: Directing People
Annaleen Louwes

Photography Fiction: Mis-en-scene
Ola Lanko

Photography Technical Skills 1
Bjorn Staps

Photography Technical Skills 2
Bjorn Staps
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Photojournalism
Dirk-Jan Visser

Professional Practice Skills
Lotte Sprengers & Kim Nuijen

Research and Discourse
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Semester Presentation
Lotte Sprengers

 

Photography Technical Skills 2
Bjorn Staps

Short description
This semester, various technical issues are reviewed. The emphasis is placed on making well-considered choices in photographic techniques while executing assignments. Students are challenged to consider and apply various technical skills to achieve desired results. Various techniques will be studied by analyzing ‘famous’ photographers, both past and present. Students will be working both in the studio as on location, using different cameras and different light sources. Special attention will be given to flash or artificial light in combination with given light, i.e., available or ambient light.

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Credits (ECTS) Meeting time (in hours) Self-study time (in hours)

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