Hornemann Institute – Documentary photography


(Documentary Photography)

by Barbara Hentschel M.A. and Dipl.-Des. Clemens Kappen

next course:  17 September to 18 November 2018
Fee: 139,- € (Students get a reduction of 20%.)

From the very start, photography was used as a form of art as well as a form of documentation. Consequently, it plays a prominent role in the preservation of works of art and cultural heritage.

This course written in German will teach the essentials of professional photo-documentation. Elucidating the principles photography, it explains camera techniques, lighting and accessories in a simple manner accompanied by numerous illustrations. It is a unique compilation of all the information required for analogue as well as digital photography and image processing.

After an introduction the general principles of applied photography will be explained. Aperture, shutter speed, focus and exposure. Even if this compilation may sound simple, the safe handling of these parameters is fundamental for satisfactory results.
The third module of the course explains after a brief introduction to "light," the advantages and disadvantages of commonly used lamps and photo flash.

In the next module you will learn about objectives, their characteristics and their range of use.

The fifth module informs about analog photography: the characteristics of film material, different formats and advice about their successful use.
Another module will give you an understanding to digital photography. Besides the idea of camera technology, you will find information about digital image files and instructions for electronic image processing.
The course is complemented by two other modules in which useful accessories and information to print images captered on film or data storage media are presented.

The authors
Dipl.-Des. Clemens Kappen has been lecturer in photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/ Holzminden/ Göttingen for many years.
Dipl.-Rest. Barbara Hentschel MA has graduated in Conservation and Restoration at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/ Holzminden/ Göttingen. She works at the Hornemann Institute in the field of multimedia.

The course is in German language, but technical support can be given in English. For further information and registration please have a look at the German version.

For further information please contact: service@hornemann-institut.de