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The books in the LRC are arranged by topic using Library of Congress classification system. Here are a few call number ranges to explore:

  • TR -1050   Photography
  • TR250-265  Cameras
  • TR287-500 Photographic processing. Darkroom technique
  • TR504-508 Transparencies. Diapositives
  • TR510-545 Color photography
  • TR550-581 Studio and laboratory
  • TR590-620 Lighting
  • TR624-835 Applied photography
  • TR845-899 Cinematography. Motion pictures
  • TR925-1050 Photomechanical processes

 

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Bachelor of Arts in Photography

The Bachelor of Arts in Photography of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde equips our students with the necessary skills to become technically proficient and visually literate photographers. By providing them with access to modern photo-imagery equipment and current photographic language, the program aims to develop photographers who are competent in using the most modern technology to effectively communicate ideas. Students are encouraged to strategize methods to address technical, creative, and aesthetics constraints in the photographic process by innovative and inspired solutions.

Courses in the program are focused on developing a deep conversation into the photographic language through student engagement and dialogue. Students design ideas and concepts to fulfill a specific creative and artistic direction by articulation using the current picture language within the context it is used.

They develop their own insights through peer-evaluation and creative thinking process so that they may lead the photographic community into a much deeper and richer conversation about the discipline. Graduates of the program are creative and innovative professional photographers who can share ideas and information through engaging their audience in a constantly changing digital landscape.

This subject guide gathers in one place carefully evaluated and selected resources on photography available and accessible at the CLR and its subscribed databases. Books (both print and electronic) are categorized per course; while journals, online databases, and industry report are recommended for the entire Photography program.


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Books on BUSFOTO - Business of Photography

Business of Photography

BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY will offer you the basic principles and practices of business management. This class will introduce you to issues that impact the professional practice of photographers and other artists i.e. local and international laws, contracts, licenses and permits, marketing & promotions, IPO, and copyright laws.

Business of Photography

BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY will offer you the basic principles and practices of business management. This class will introduce you to issues that impact the professional practice of photographers and other artists i.e. local and international laws, contracts, licenses and permits, marketing & promotions, IPO, and copyright laws.

Books on FILFOTO - Philippine Photography History Survey

Philippine Photography History Survey

SURVEY ON PHILIPPINE PHOTOGRAPHY is a course designed to introduce you to the history of Photography within the Philippine context. You will survey the beginnings of photography in the Philippines from the first “Manila daguerrotypes” of 1846 to the current times, in terms of how the medium was used as imaging technologies and photographic styles evolved and emerged. Through chronological, technological, and stylistic timelines in a social-cultural context you will develop a deeper appreciation of Filipino photography   

Philippine Photography History Survey

SURVEY ON PHILIPPINE PHOTOGRAPHY is a course designed to introduce you to the history of Photography within the Philippine context. You will survey the beginnings of photography in the Philippines from the first “Manila daguerrotypes” of 1846 to the current times, in terms of how the medium was used as imaging technologies and photographic styles evolved and emerged. Through chronological, technological, and stylistic timelines in a social-cultural context you will develop a deeper appreciation of Filipino photography   

Books on HISTPHO - History of Photography

History of Photography

HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY is a survey on the history of photography from the early discoveries of Joseph Nicéphore Niépce and Louis Daguerre to contemporary practice of photography. You will learn the history of photography from its beginnings to its current form through chronological and stylistic lines. You will trace out the development of styles and methods as influenced by innovations in technologies and social factors to find out how these shaped photography as we know it today. This course lays the foundation for other courses such as PHOFILI and PHOLOOK.

History of Photography

HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY is a survey on the history of photography from the early discoveries of Joseph Nicéphore Niépce and Louis Daguerre to contemporary practice of photography. You will learn the history of photography from its beginnings to its current form through chronological and stylistic lines. You will trace out the development of styles and methods as influenced by innovations in technologies and social factors to find out how these shaped photography as we know it today. This course lays the foundation for other courses such as PHOFILI and PHOLOOK.

Books on LOOKPHO - Looking at Photographs

Looking at Photographs

LOOKING AT PHOTOGRAPHS is about the critical analysis of photographs.  You will deconstruct a photograph to its base components to analyze its content and organization to understand the underlying message. You will use an analytical framework based on the work of art writer/curator John Szarkowski, Roland Barthes, Susan Sontag and others who have shaped our modern understand of the photographic language. The course aims to teach you how to look at photographs properly  and interpreting these as the basis to determine if a photograph is effective in terms of design and expression.  Knowing how to critically look at, and knowing what to look for in, a photograph are essential skills in photographic competence.

Looking at Photographs

LOOKING AT PHOTOGRAPHS is about the critical analysis of photographs.  You will deconstruct a photograph to its base components to analyze its content and organization to understand the underlying message. You will use an analytical framework based on the work of art writer/curator John Szarkowski, Roland Barthes, Susan Sontag and others who have shaped our modern understand of the photographic language. The course aims to teach you how to look at photographs properly  and interpreting these as the basis to determine if a photograph is effective in terms of design and expression.  Knowing how to critically look at, and knowing what to look for in, a photograph are essential skills in photographic competence.

Books on MARKSTR - Marketing Strategies for Photographers

Marketing Strategies for Photographers

MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS will present you the discipline of marketing with emphasis on specific areas that will be useful as you embark on a professional career. In this course, you will cover basic marketing principles, its components, market analysis, and other types of marketing (guerrilla, international, social, digital). The main approach of the course is lectures supported with actual examples, and learning sessions from professional photographers and photo buyers. It will be capped with you presenting a conceptual framework for transition into the professional practice.

Marketing Strategies for Photographers

MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS will present you the discipline of marketing with emphasis on specific areas that will be useful as you embark on a professional career. In this course, you will cover basic marketing principles, its components, market analysis, and other types of marketing (guerrilla, international, social, digital). The main approach of the course is lectures supported with actual examples, and learning sessions from professional photographers and photo buyers. It will be capped with you presenting a conceptual framework for transition into the professional practice.

Books on PHOADVR - Advertising Photography

Advertising Photography

ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY will further develop your expertise in  photography as an art of persuasion, a creative service, understanding and promoting a clients objective. This class will focus on technical and aesthetic aspects with main emphasis on the concepts and philosophy of advertising photography. You will accomplish assignments to develop your portfolio with a signature style and individual concepts. Class discussions and consultations will focus on the development of your ability to translate ideas into professionally produced advertising collaterals.

Advertising Photography

ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY will further develop your expertise in  photography as an art of persuasion, a creative service, understanding and promoting a clients objective. This class will focus on technical and aesthetic aspects with main emphasis on the concepts and philosophy of advertising photography. You will accomplish assignments to develop your portfolio with a signature style and individual concepts. Class discussions and consultations will focus on the development of your ability to translate ideas into professionally produced advertising collaterals.

Books on PHOALTR - Alternative and Historical Print Processes

Alternative and Historical Print Processes

ALTERNATIVE AND HISTORICAL PRINT PROCESSES course is about the study and use of historical photographic processes. Though these have been largely forgotten and considered to be obsolete, they are very much in trend again. This course will allow you to experiment with the actual processes to create photographic prints using alternative methods. You will be working in a fully equipped laboratory or darkroom, using original materials and techniques. You will revive the relevance of these historical methods by transforming them into your contemporary works.

Alternative and Historical Print Processes

ALTERNATIVE AND HISTORICAL PRINT PROCESSES course is about the study and use of historical photographic processes. Though these have been largely forgotten and considered to be obsolete, they are very much in trend again. This course will allow you to experiment with the actual processes to create photographic prints using alternative methods. You will be working in a fully equipped laboratory or darkroom, using original materials and techniques. You will revive the relevance of these historical methods by transforming them into your contemporary works.

Books on PHOARCH - Architectural Photography

Architectural Photography

ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY is divided into EXTERIORS and INTERIORS. It is designed to further develop your skills in photography and apply them in architectural subjects. You will be given on-location assignments to support the concept and principles taught inside the class. Architectural photography is both a challenging and a lucrative field of photography. DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS SUBJECT, CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES THAT ARE BETTER TAUGHT OR CAN ONLY BE HELD ELSEWHERE WILL BE PLANNED AND ANNOUNCED AT LEAST 2 WEEKS AHEAD OF TIME.

Architectural Photography

ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY is divided into EXTERIORS and INTERIORS. It is designed to further develop your skills in photography and apply them in architectural subjects. You will be given on-location assignments to support the concept and principles taught inside the class. Architectural photography is both a challenging and a lucrative field of photography. DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS SUBJECT, CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES THAT ARE BETTER TAUGHT OR CAN ONLY BE HELD ELSEWHERE WILL BE PLANNED AND ANNOUNCED AT LEAST 2 WEEKS AHEAD OF TIME.

Books on PHODIGI - Digital Imaging Software

Digital Imaging Software

DIGITAL IMAGING SOFTWARE is a fourteen-lesson course that will introduce you to the most professional and cutting-edge software applications. You will learn to execute projects based on various professional objectives and individual creative concepts. You will understand to choose and effectively apply professional workflow and post-processing techniques.

Digital Imaging Software

DIGITAL IMAGING SOFTWARE is a fourteen-lesson course that will introduce you to the most professional and cutting-edge software applications. You will learn to execute projects based on various professional objectives and individual creative concepts. You will understand to choose and effectively apply professional workflow and post-processing techniques.

Books on PHODOCU - Documentary Photography

Documentary Photography

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY is the activity of making and telling a story through a series of pictures. The aim of this advanced course is to further develop your interest and understanding of this genre of photography. In this course you will explore the major historical and contemporary works of visual storytellers and ethical markers in the field of Documentary Photography. You will have the opportunity to develop and advance project concepts and photo stories by exploring a variety of real-world assignments and scenarios. You will be expected to create cohesive bodies of work that effective tell a story thru a sequence of images. This course will have a service-learning component, where students are expected to collaborate with NGOs in addressing and sharing advocacies. 

Documentary Photography

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY is the activity of making and telling a story through a series of pictures. The aim of this advanced course is to further develop your interest and understanding of this genre of photography. In this course, you will explore the major historical and contemporary works of visual storytellers and ethical markers in the field of Documentary Photography. You will have the opportunity to develop and advance project concepts and photo stories by exploring a variety of real-world assignments and scenarios. You will be expected to create cohesive bodies of work that effectively tell a story thru a sequence of images. This course will have a service-learning component, where students are expected to collaborate with NGOs in addressing and sharing advocacies. 

Books on PHOFASH - Fashion Photography

Fashion Photography

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY introduces you to the the professional practice of commercial fashion photography. In this course, you will work on assignments dealing with fashion retail’s advertising campaigns, models’ portfolio, VTRs and other artistic industries related to fashion. You will be tasked to manage the recording of visual, collaborative, creative concepts of the ad agencies, fashion designers, models, makeup artists, hairstylists, stylists and models. 

Fashion Photography

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY introduces you to the the professional practice of commercial fashion photography. In this course, you will work on assignments dealing with fashion retail’s advertising campaigns, models’ portfolio, VTRs and other artistic industries related to fashion. You will be tasked to manage the recording of visual, collaborative, creative concepts of the ad agencies, fashion designers, models, makeup artists, hairstylists, stylists and models.

Books on PHOFBRH - Food, Beverage, Restaurant and Hotel Photography

Food, Beverage, Restaurant and Hotel Photography

FOOD, BEVERAGE, RESTAURANT AND HOTEL PHOTOGRAPHY is a course designed for you to develop your photographic techniques to cater to the developing needs for commercial photos of hotels, restaurants, spas and other touristic facilities, including lectures on food and beverage photography. In addition PHOFBHR will sensitize you  to the aspects of  communicating commercial messages and catering to the requirements of clients in the tourism industry.

Food, Beverage, Restaurant and Hotel Photography

FOOD, BEVERAGE, RESTAURANT AND HOTEL PHOTOGRAPHY is a course designed for you to develop your photographic techniques to cater to the developing needs for commercial photos of hotels, restaurants, spas and other touristic facilities, including lectures on food and beverage photography. In addition PHOFBHR will sensitize you  to the aspects of  communicating commercial messages and catering to the requirements of clients in the tourism industry.

Books on PHOFINE - Fine Art Photography

Fine Art Photography

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY is a course where you will confront theories, concepts, and critical process rooted in the visual arts as applied to Photography. Emphasis will be placed on deepening your understanding of applied photographic methodologies and refining your personal aesthetics. You will devote the entire course in developing a single creative project while exploring influential theories surrounding the definition of art and their effects on your own creative process. In this course, you will do abstract thinking, critical analysis of creative processes, and meaningful application of such concepts in your personal work.

Fine Art Photography

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY is a course where you will confront theories, concepts, and critical process rooted in the visual arts as applied to Photography. Emphasis will be placed on deepening your understanding of applied photographic methodologies and refining your personal aesthetics. You will devote the entire course in developing a single creative project while exploring influential theories surrounding the definition of art and their effects on your own creative process. In this course, you will do abstract thinking, critical analysis of creative processes, and meaningful application of such concepts in your personal work.

Books on PHOINTR - Introduction to Photography

Introduction to Photography

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY introduces the basic concepts, skills, and knowledge that are the foundations of professional photography. In this course you will focus mainly on the technical aspect of photography, which specifically includes control of exposure, depth of field, shutter speed, the exploration into composition and the use of artificial and natural sources of light. This subject will give you the groundwork for a study and/or career in the field of photography and other allied fields, wherein lessons learned in the classroom can be utilized as their basic foundation and  building block for other creative endeavors. This introductory course is designed for you to learn photographic concepts and theoretical foundations through discussions, class exercises, and project assignments.

Introduction to Photography

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY introduces the basic concepts, skills, and knowledge that are the foundations of professional photography. In this course you will focus mainly on the technical aspect of photography, which specifically includes control of exposure, depth of field, shutter speed, the exploration into composition and the use of artificial and natural sources of light. This subject will give you the groundwork for a study and/or career in the field of photography and other allied fields, wherein lessons learned in the classroom can be utilized as their basic foundation and  building block for other creative endeavors. This introductory course is designed for you to learn photographic concepts and theoretical foundations through discussions, class exercises, and project assignments.

Books on PHOLIGH - Quality of Light

Quality of Light

QUALITY OF LIGHT is designed for students who have successfully completed the basic Photography Foundation Courses. You will learn the advanced techniques of photography specially the professional methods of creative lighting. The aim of this advanced course is to develop your insights and understanding of the various characteristics of light as an extremely important aspect of professional photography. Emphasis is placed on the effective and creative use of light with all its diverse characteristics and various techniques, and on the creative and conceptual role you will play as the photographer

Quality of Light

QUALITY OF LIGHT is designed for students who have successfully completed the basic Photography Foundation Courses. You will learn the advanced techniques of photography specially the professional methods of creative lighting. The aim of this advanced course is to develop your insights and understanding of the various characteristics of light as an extremely important aspect of professional photography. Emphasis is placed on the effective and creative use of light with all its diverse characteristics and various techniques, and on the creative and conceptual role you will play as the photographer

Books on PHOPRNT - Professional Printing and Portfolio Development

Professional Printing and Portfolio Development

PROFESSIONAL PRINTING AND PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT will lead you through the process of shooting, imaging, and printing. You will be introduced to the steps to digital printing, creative  aspects, skills and techniques to solve printing issues. The course will be divided into three parts, emphasizing the development of your own printing workflow for professional quality prints. You will review RAW file conversion, resolution testing, sharpening and custom ICC profile creation before performing hard-core printing. You will become familiar with how various media display information, including monitors and printers, and papers. The final part of the course will involve learning more about building a professional portfolio and the various ways to professionally present your works. 

Professional Printing and Portfolio Development

PROFESSIONAL PRINTING AND PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT will lead you through the process of shooting, imaging, and printing. You will be introduced to the steps to digital printing, creative  aspects, skills and techniques to solve printing issues. The course will be divided into three parts, emphasizing the development of your own printing workflow for professional quality prints. You will review RAW file conversion, resolution testing, sharpening and custom ICC profile creation before performing hard-core printing. You will become familiar with how various media display information, including monitors and printers, and papers. The final part of the course will involve learning more about building a professional portfolio and the various ways to professionally present your works. 

Books on PHOTRAD - Traditional Darkroom Processes

Traditional Darkroom Processes

TRADITIONAL DARKROOM PROCESSES is a film-based medium photography course. You will develop not only negatives but the skills to think, know, and get things right using the film medium. The course also has a darkroom component which completes the cycle of  the process to allow you the full experience of traditional film -based photography. It also demonstrates to you the opportunities where you can intervene in the process to address creative and expressive problems which can redefine your photography through analog media.
 

Traditional Darkroom Processes

TRADITIONAL DARKROOM PROCESSES is a film-based medium photography course. You will develop not only negatives but the skills to think, know, and get things right using the film medium. The course also has a darkroom component which completes the cycle of  the process to allow you the full experience of traditional film -based photography. It also demonstrates to you the opportunities where you can intervene in the process to address creative and expressive problems which can redefine your photography through analog media.

Books on PHOTRAV - Travel and Nature Photography

Travel and Nature Photography

COURSE DESCRIPTION: TRAVEL AND NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY is a course that shall serve to equip you to successfully cater to the enormous market of professional travel and nature photography. You will understand that travel photography is extremely competitive and requires extensive planning for equipment, transportation, assistants, locations and lodging per assignment. The aim of this subject is to train you for the necessities to shoot travel related subjects matters for a predetermined objective, journalistic, documentary, commercial or fine art.  This subject will include two out of the classroom activities, the first being within Metro Manila and is a preparation wherein you can test the lessons learned within the classroom in preparation for the later being outside Metro Manila and involving real travel and more planning. 

Travel and Nature Photography

COURSE DESCRIPTION: TRAVEL AND NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY is a course that shall serve to equip you to successfully cater to the enormous market of professional travel and nature photography. You will understand that travel photography is extremely competitive and requires extensive planning for equipment, transportation, assistants, locations and lodging per assignment. The aim of this subject is to train you for the necessities to shoot travel related subjects matters for a predetermined objective, journalistic, documentary, commercial or fine art.  This subject will include two out of the classroom activities, the first being within Metro Manila and is a preparation wherein you can test the lessons learned within the classroom in preparation for the later being outside Metro Manila and involving real travel and more planning. 

Books on PHOTREN - Trends in Photography

Trends in Photography

TRENDS IN PHOTOGRAPHY is designed to educate students on the fundamentals of visual trends, their styles, messages and techniques. Students will understand that photography is not an isolated entity, but an ever-evolving-art-form. Students will receive insights into contemporary visual language (content, visualization, photographic techniques and practical execution), its implications, challenges and changes during time. In addition, it will further the student’s understanding of photography, professional self-awareness and sense of own direction in the creative world.

Trends in Photography

TRENDS IN PHOTOGRAPHY is designed to educate students on the fundamentals of visual trends, their styles, messages and techniques. Students will understand that photography is not an isolated entity, but an ever-evolving-art-form. Students will receive insights into contemporary visual language (content, visualization, photographic techniques and practical execution), its implications, challenges and changes during time. In addition, it will further the student’s understanding of photography, professional self-awareness and sense of own direction in the creative world.

Books on PHOVENT - Events and Special Occasions Photography

Events and Special Occasions Photography

EVENTS AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS PHOTOGRAPHY is a course where you will be engaged in live events photography. You will learn the techniques and latest trends of events photography by understanding how to prepare and function in a live photographic activity. Having the right attitude and preparation is more important than skills in photographing events. The knowledge and proper exposure of being on location and actual events coverage will boost your confidence to photograph during live events.

Events and Special Occasions Photography

EVENTS AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS PHOTOGRAPHY is a course where you will be engaged in live events photography. You will learn the techniques and latest trends of events photography by understanding how to prepare and function in a live photographic activity. Having the right attitude and preparation is more important than skills in photographing events. The knowledge and proper exposure of being on location and actual events coverage will boost your confidence to photograph during live events.

Books on VISUALI - Visualization

Visualization

VISUALISATION discusses various subject matters and photographic genre. This course will follow an alternative approach to producing images. It is not about "seeing and taking", but all about “seeing, imagining, visualizing, creating and taking”. You will be looking at your own and other student’s images of various subjects, learn to set your mind free from what you can see, visualize and imagine not what the image is, but far more, what the image could have been by using different aesthetics, techniques and concepts. You will be instructed to conceptually think of a photographic shoot given all information of the situation, imagine your photos and sketch this prior to the photographic execution. You will then present and defend your final works in class. 

Visualization

VISUALISATION discusses various subject matters and photographic genre. This course will follow an alternative approach to producing images. It is not about "seeing and taking", but all about “seeing, imagining, visualizing, creating and taking”. You will be looking at your own and other student’s images of various subjects, learn to set your mind free from what you can see, visualize and imagine not what the image is, but far more, what the image could have been by using different aesthetics, techniques and concepts. You will be instructed to conceptually think of a photographic shoot given all information of the situation, imagine your photos and sketch this prior to the photographic execution. You will then present and defend your final works in class. 

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