GEAR 212 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Basic Photography
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEAR 212
Fall/Spring
2
2
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Course Type
Second Foreign Language
Course Level
-
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The main objective of the course is to develop a working knowledge of photography through the application of skills regarding camera choices, lens choices, camera operation (aperture/shutter speed/ISO), lighting, composition and image processing. Through a series of genre-oriented assignments, students will learn to shoot and edit according to assignments/client briefs.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will be able to effectively operate a Digital SLR camera through the use and manipulation of manual controls
  • Students will be able to ‘problemshoot’ and confidently make technical decisions according to a variety of a photographic scenarios
  • Students will be able to effectively frame a subject using intuitive and/or guided methods
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an operational/practical difference between different genres of photography
  • Students will be able to curate and edit their own images in the form of a visual essay
Course Content Through bi-weekly assignments, students are expected to produce photographs according to the demands/technical requirements of the following genres: street photography, architectural photography, product photography, and fashion photography.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction General introduction to the course and informing students about their upcoming needs during the semester.
2 Workshop How it all began?
3 Basics-I Understanding the Camera & Introduction to Exposure
4 Basics - II Understanding Exposure: Aperture & Shutter Speed & ISO
5 Basics – III & Mini Assignment - I White Balance, Light Metering, Drive and Focus Modes (Mini assignment – I),
6 Lightroom Workshop Students are required to bring their computers with Adobe Lightroom installed.
7 Mini assignment – II DSLR Camera, card(s), fully charged battery and necessary cables. Mini Assignment – II will not be graded.
8 Project I (%20) DSLR Camera, card(s), fully charged battery and necessary cables.
9 Still Life Lecture No preparation is needed.
10 Project II (%20) DSLR Camera, card(s), fully charged battery and necessary cables.
11 Landscape Lecture No preparation is needed.
12 Project III (%20) DSLR Camera, card(s), fully charged battery and necessary cables.
13 Lecture about the upcoming 4th Project No preparation is needed.
14 Project IV (%20) DSLR Camera, card(s), fully charged battery and necessary cables.
15 Submission Bring prints of each series of photos.
16 Review of the semester

 

Course Textbooks
References

Resources will be announced throughout the course.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
20
Laboratory / Application
1
20
Field Work
1
20
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
5
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
4
64
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
Field Work
1
28
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
28
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
28
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information.
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels.
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches.
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest