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
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final 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
Theoretical 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
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exam
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to define and discuss the history, underlying concepts and theories of cinema and digital media.

2

To be able to develop a storytelling idea for cinema and digital media arts by using creativity and critical thinking.

3

To be able to operate specialized technical equipment and competently use software in the fields of cinema and digital media arts. 

4

To be able to execute the main tasks in the pre-production, production and post-production of an audio-visual work at the basic level including screenwriting, production planning, operating the camera, sound recording, lighting and editing.

5

To be able to perform a specialized task at an advanced level either for pre-production, production or post-production of an audio-visual work.

6

To be able to discuss how meaning is made through works of cinema and digital media; in what ways economics, politics and culture affect visual representation; how the conditions of production, consumption, distribution and interpretation shape images.

7

To be able to perform specialized tasks for creating digital media narratives with interactive elements.

8

To be able to conduct a critical analysis of a film or a work of digital media arts from technical, intellectual and artistic points of view.

9

To be able to take individual responsibility of a film or a digital media work from scratch to product in a problem-solving manner.

10

To be able to work as a crewmember by following norms of ethical conduct and taking initiative to improve the ethical standards of his/her working environment.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Cinema and Digital Media and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language 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