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.
Course Description 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
2 Workshop – How it all began? Students will be informed about the requirements a week in advance
3 Basic Training – I Cameras are needed
4 Basic Training – II Cameras are needed
5 Basic Training – III Cameras are needed
6 Lightroom Workshop Computers with Adobe Lightroom installed
7 Mini assignment Cameras are needed
8 Project I (%20) Cameras are needed
9 Lecture No preparation is needed.
10 Project II (%20) Cameras are needed
11 Interim Review No preparation is needed.
12 Project III (%20) Cameras are needed
13 Lecture No preparation is needed.
14 Project IV (%20) Cameras are needed
15 Submissions of the Project - IV Submissions
16 Review of the semester

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

The Nature of Photographs – Stephen Shore (Phaidon) – ISBN 978-0-7148-5904-0

Suggested Readings/Materials

The suggested readings/materials are provided by the lecturer.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

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

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester 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
1
28
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
28
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
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