VCD 207 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Basic Photography
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
VCD 207
Spring
2
2
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
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 pictures
16 Review of the semester

 

Course Textbooks
References Other online resources 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 develop the habit of critical thinking in areas of cinema and digital media.
2 To be able to comprehend and discuss theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of cinema and digital media.
3 To know and understand practices in areas of cinema and digital media as creative and/or business processes. To be able to see these processes from cultural and historical perspectives.
4 To cultivate awareness in the inter- and multi-disciplinary nature of cinema and digital media, thus developing a dynamic and flexible professional character capable of operating and communicating across a wide range of subject areas.
5 To develop an understanding of the unity of theory of practice and practice of theory.
6 To observe norms of work ethic and a thoroughgoing professional ethic.
7 Endowed with the virtues and skills of being self-disciplined, self-critical and self-managerial, to be able to both work independently and as member of a team.
8 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programmes in the areas of cinema and digital media and to possess advanced level computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of cinema and digital media, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale”, Level B1).
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process aimed at the achievement personal and social goals

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