FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

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
-
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Q&A
Critical feedback
Application: Experiment / Laboratory / Workshop
Lecture / Presentation
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 Description 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
2 History of Photography & Photography Basics Davenport, A., 1991, The History of Photography, Focal Press: Boston, ISBN: 0-8263-2076-7 p.3-29. Turner, P., 1987, History of Photograph, Bison Books Corp: USA, ISBN: 0-671-08923-4, p. 11-35. Stuckey, S., National Geographic Complete Photography, 2011, National Geographic Society: USA, ISBN: 978-142620776, p. 9-196.
3 Photography Basics II & Assignment Diprose, G. and Robins, J., 2012, Photography: the new basics: principles, techniques and practice, Thames&Hudson: United Kingdom, ISBN: 978-0-500-28978-5, p. 45-68 and p.113-140.
4 No Class - Republic Day (Official Holiday) Make up course will be held on January 7th
5 Project I (%10) Change your angle!
6 Project I Continues & Adobe Camera Raw Workshop Sheppard, R., 2008, Adobe Camera Raw For Digital Phtographers Only, 2nd ed., Wiley Publishing: Indiana, ISBN: 978-0-470-22457-1, p.73-266.
7 Project II (%10) Portrait Photography Lewinski, J. and Magnus, M., The Book of Portrait Photography, 1982, Alfred A. Knopf Inc. : New York, ISBN: 978-0394524689, p.6-72. Smith, B., Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Photographts of the Famous and Infamous, 2013, New Riders: USA, ISBN: 978-0-321-80414-3, p. 18-194
8 Project II Continues & Basics of Photostudio Equipment Child, J. , Studio Photography Essential Skills, 2008, 4th ed., Focal Press: Canada, ISBN: 978-0-240-52096-4, p. 45-126.
9 Project III (%10) Indoor & Outdoor Fashion Photography Siegel, E, 2008, The Fashion Photography Course: First Principles to Successful Shoot - the Essential Guide, Thames&Hudson: London, ISBN: 978-0-500-28769-9, p.10-99.
10 Project III Continues
11 Photoshoot Event
12 Project IV (%10) Still Life Photography Perweiler, G., 1984, Secrets of Studio Still Life Photography, Amphoto: New York, ISBN: 0-8174-5898-0, p.6-133.
13 Project IV Continues & Project V (%10) A day in your life
14 Project V Continues
15 Semester Review Portfolio Submission
16 Semester Review

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

Resources will be announced throughout the course.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
1
30
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
50
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
2
32
Study Hours Out of Class
14
2
28
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
1
28
28
Homework / Assignments
1
10
10
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
5
10
50
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
0
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have knowledge of basic concepts, theories, approaches (behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, statistical, humanistic, psychodynamic, and socio-cultural), and current applications specific to the field of psychology by using current course materials and instruments.

2

To have basic knowledge and skills about the applications in the different subfields of psychology.

3

To have basic knowledge about the testing and measurement instruments used in different subfields of psychology and basic level skill that does not require expertise in carrying out applications in different subfields of psychology.

4

To make use of other disciplines that may contribute to psychology and have basic knowledge about the contribution of psychology to these disciplines.

5

To have cumulative knowledge about the position of psychology as a scientific discipline in Turkey, the conducted research, applications and problems encountered from past to present in the field of psychology.

6

To have the competence to conduct a research individually and/or as a team using the knowledge acquired in the field of psychology, interpret the findings obtained by using scientific problem solving and critical thinking approaches.

7

To have the ability to construct a research hypothesis, create a research design, collect data, analyze it, report it in a scientific writing format, and interpret it by using basic knowledge related to testing and measurement, research methods, and statistics acquired in the field of psychology.

8

To have the competence to share the theoretical and applied knowledge acquired in the field of psychology with the experts and lay people by using the required information and communication technologies in scientific studies and events that benefit the society.

9

To have knowledge of the relevant professional and ethical values ​​in the domains of psychology and respect individual differences and human rights in research and practices related to psychology.

10

To constantly renew herself/himself professionally by following both national and international publications in the field of psychology, the developments in testing and measurement instruments and software programs used in the discipline.

11

To establish written and verbal communication with experts and lay people by using both Turkish and English.

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

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

 


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