Photography Workshop

Johannes Kersting & Thomas Bergner

Mirjam Fee Barsties, Kai Schmitzer, Guido Naujoks, Blasebalg zur Staubentfernung, 2012

Johannes Kersting, ®Felix Neumann

The photography workshop engages with the photographic image as an artistic medium of articulation. A mass medium, photography has become an everyday visual language, and thus a challenge for the medium in terms of creative impact. The workshop provides students with a grounding in practical and technical aspects of analogue and digital technology so that they can gain a personal take on photography as an artistic medium divorced from functional reproduction patterns. Creating technically reproducible pictures is a ubiquitous feature of the artist's craft and expertise in this discipline has become vital for many areas and objectives.

The photography workshop offers elementary and advanced courses and events and helps students to conceive and realise individual works of art. One focus is a satisfactory documentation of the student's own artistic photographic products coupled with an emancipated approach to the photographic image as an autonomous form of artistic expression.



  • Black/white dark room for analogue negative film development
  • Laboratory for producing analogue black/white and colour prints
  • Flash systems for studio and location shoots
  • Studio equipment for brightening and darkening surroundings
  • Various analogue cameras (35 mm camera, medium and large 4x5" format), lenses and accessories
  • Digital SLR cameras (FX and DX), some suitable for film projects, lenses and accessories
  • Work room with hardware-calibrated monitors for true-colour workflows
  • Printer for large-format pigment prints from digital artwork
  • Film scanner for digitising analogue film material (35 mm camera or large format)



Course content

  • Basic terms in photography (focal length, aperture, shutter speed etc.)
  • Lighting and exposure
  • Handling different camera types
  • Studio work/with flash system
  • Analogue film development (negative process)
  • Analogue positive development (black/white and colour, photo paper exposure)
  • Introduction to film scanners
  • Digital image processing techniques
  • Digital workflow from raw format to fully elaborated digital fine art prints
  • Theoretical photographic principles
  • Milestones of photographic history
  • Conceptual issues in modern photography

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