258.033 Architecture and model photography / Object photography, Video - Object photography
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VU, 2.0h, 2.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to evaluate the technical and creative possibilities of different camera systems in order to be able to use these tools to produce and document their artistic work according to their own criteria.

Subject of course

The content of the course is the historical development of photography, its technical fundamentals in the analogue as well as in the digital field and how these are to be applied in the design and conception of an image. These goals are not necessarily pursued from the outset, but rather arise in the process.

In the summer semester of 2023, the focus will be on analog photography.  

Teaching methods

The photographic and creative process is described and carried out in a practical manner.
This includes the positioning or staging of an object, the lighting and other considerations that lead to a technically correct capture of an image and thus correspond to the artistic context of the respective position.
The will to work independently is required, the results are discussed together.. 

Mode of examination


Additional information

Unfortunately, the course is fully booked for the summer semester 2023!


Classes will be held in German.

In the event of a change in the Corona situation, there may be changes to the format (change to distance-only learning or hybrid formats).

Registration and deregistration:
Please note that there is a waiting list for this VU.
A timely deregistration must therefore be done in time, so that students from the waiting list can move up!
Otherwise a negative evaluation will be made.

Material costs:
Due to the current budgetary situation, there may be minimal material costs.



Examination modalities

Active participation is required as well as the willingness to engage in a lively exchange with colleagues!

In addition, photographic tasks are set which serve as a basis for discussion during corrections and presentations.
An exhibition at the end of the semester is targeted and is part of the assessment.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri - 28.06.2024assessedno application-258.033 Fotografie für Gestalter:innen

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
14.02.2023 10:00 20.02.2023 23:59 12.03.2023 10:00

Registration modalities

Master's students are given priority for admission.

Registration is exclusively under the e-mail address:



The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Not specified


Bachelard G., 'Poetik des Raumes', Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 1987
Barthes R., 'Die helle Kammer', Suhrkamp Taschenbuch Verlag, 1985
Erdmann Ziegler U., 'fotografische werke', Dumont Buchverlag, Köln, 1999
Jenny P., 'Notizen zur Fototechnik', Vdf Hochschulverlag, 2009
Jun'ichirō T., 'Lob des Schattens', Manesse Verlag, Zürich, 2010
Sonntag S., 'Über Fotografie', Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 1980

Previous knowledge

An interest in digital and analogue photographic techniques.
Active participation is required as well as the willingness to engage in a lively exchange with colleagues!