Instructor: Gloria Marco Munuera Ph.D.

Credit hours:
3--Contact hours: 90

Course number:
ART 214

Photography and Film Production

Prerequisite: none

Course description:
Students will explore the history and craft of photography using the beautiful
and historic backdrop of Florence and Tuscany as inspiration. The course will examine such topics as urban and rural landscape, portraiture and digital techniques and is structured to take full advantage of the experience of being in Florence. Class time will include visits to museums and galleries, field trips, technical demonstrations, darkroom work, individual and group critiques.
This course is open to students with all levels of photo experience. Beginners will master the basics of camera usage, film development, and black and white printing. More advanced students will be encouraged to expand their personal photographic vision and skills. The digital component of the class will be explored on an individual basis according to the interest and previous experience of the student.

Photography Materials and Supplies:
Note: All materials can be purchased in Florence.  The first day of class the professor will accompany students to the photo store to purchase any missing materials.  
Students must be equipped with:

  • SLR Reflex analog film camera with ‘Manual’ function and with at least one lens*
  • 1 Box of photographic paper Ilford RC (Pearl) 24 x 30 cm (8x12”), 50 sheets 
  • Film (minimum required): 
  • 3 B/W rolls of Kodak Tri-X 400 ISO
  • 3 B/W rolls of Ilford 125 ISO
  • 1 B/W roll of Kodak T-Max 3200 ISO
  • 1 B/W roll of Ilford 50 ISO
  • 8 negative sleeves (completely transparent)
  • Matting cardboard for final portfolio and student show (this will be announced)

* Camera should be brought from home.  Otherwise, second hand analog cameras can be purchased in Florence from 80-120 Euro.
Meet the Faculty
professor Marco Munuera
Gloria Marco Munuera was born in Spain. She is an art/photographer who uses digital and alternative techniques within photography. She holds a PhD in Fine Arts-Photography from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. She also graduated with a MFA from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, and an MA in Photography from the Libera Accademia of Art in Florence, Italy.
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