Fine Arts: Photography 2

Course description Fine Arts: Photography 2
Year: 2016-2017
Catalog number: ***
  • Thijs Groot Wassink
Language: English
Blackboard: No
EC: 5
Level: 200
Period: Semester 2, Block III, IV
  • Yes Elective choice
  • Yes Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • Yes Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Entrance requirements

Make a photographic report in ten photos of a stroll to the bakery, shop, school etc and try to capture this outing in images that speak to viewers
Also make ten photos based on a theme which offers an insight into your personal imagination
It does not matter whether you use a digital or analog camera. The format should be at least 13×18 cm. The photos do not have to be developed but may also be shown on a laptop.


This course is an introductory course which will focus on the examination of expressive and applicatory possibilities of photographic means. Concepts that will be explored are image, reality, foreground and background, space, zoom, sharpness, depth, shutter speed, light, lighting, moment, and aperture.

Course objectives

The purpose of this class is to also to bring students into contact with different fields of photography, such as illustrative, commerical, reporting, documentray and autonomous photography. Students will also work with camera obscura, different camerasystems and both studio and darkroom equipment. Finally attention will pe paid to modern techniques such as digital photography and photo development software.
The assignments will focus on the study of images, sketching techniques and documentation.


Entrance exams: 1 February from 16.00 hrs.
Lessons: Monday from 19.30 – 22.00 hrs.
Period: 7 February until 16 May 2017
Location: KABK, Prinsessegracht 4, Den Haag.
Room: PD 117

Mode of instruction

Practical lessons with individual guidance.

Mode of assesment

Individual assesment of work at the end of the course. Attendance is obligatory.


Will be anounced in the first class.


Niki van Strien


NB: This course is NOT available in Usis. To register, visit
After registering you will receive more detailed information, in week 4 of 2017, about the time and location of the entrance exam


This course is part of Practicum Artium. These courses are exclusively intented for students of Leiden University.

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Elective courses music and fine arts