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Course Code: 
COMM 211
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
2
Lab: 
2
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
Course Objectives: 
This course is for students who are interested in learning basic photography. Through weekly assignments, presentations and lectures, the course will explore the demands, both practical and ethical, faced by the contemporary photographers. Students will have the opportunity to take photographs for a photo project during the term and learn to see and appreciate light in a new way, learn to see and design shapes in the frame.
Course Content: 

Historical outline of the photographic representation. Single lens reflex, twin lens reflex, the view camera.  Camera controls: shutter, aperture, light meter, depth of field control, how shutter and aperture work together. ¨Framing the Subject, Light and Form, Urban shooting. The Portrait. How to "see photographically”. Ethic Issues and Manipulation in photography.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Interactive Lecture, 9: Demonstration, 15: Assignment
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes  Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods  Assessment Methods 
Expresses basic photography concepts. 2, 10 1, 2, 3 A, C
Uses technical hardware about photography. 2, 10 1, 2, 3 A, C
Applies shooting techniques 2, 10 1, 2, 3 A, C
Establishes the connection between light, perspective, meaning and depth 2, 9, 10 1, 2 A, C

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to the course  
2 Choosing the right camera & Equipments  
3 Camera controls: shutter, aperture, light meter  
4 Camera controls: depth of field control, how shutter and aperture work together.  ISO and grain size.  
5 Lenses  
6 The Camera: Rangefinder. Single lens reflex, twin lens reflex, the view camera.  
7 Light and Form  
8 Mid-Term Exam  
9 Framing the Subject   
10 The Portrait & 1st Project discussion  
11 Urban Shooting & 2nd Project discussion  
12 Landscapes & 3rd Project discussion  
13 How to "see photographically" & 4th Project discussion  
14 Manipulation in photography  
15 Narratives in photography  
16 FINAL PROJECT  

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Hedgecoe, John, The Art of Photography
Additional Resources Barthes, Roland (1996). Camera Lucida. Çev. Reha Akçakaya. İstanbul: Altıkırkbeş Yayınları.

Sontag, Susan (1993). Fotoğraf Üzerine. Çev. Reha Akçakaya. İstanbul: Altıkırkbeş Yayınları.

Schaefer, John P., Basic Techniques of Photography, An Ansel Adams Guide: Little Brown and Company, Boston, 1992 

Horenstein, Henry, Beyond Basic Photography, A Technical Manual: Little Brown and Company, Boston, 1977 

Craven, George M. (1990), Object and Image, An Introduction to Photography. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jerseyç

Prakel,David (2011).Yaratıcı Fotoğrafçılığın Temelleri, Çev. Elif Günay. İstanbul: Literatür Yayınları

Short, Maria (2011), Context and Narrative. Ava Publishing.

Newhall, Beaumont(1999). The History of Photography. Little Brown and Company, Boston.

Langford, Michael (1997). Story of Photography. Focal Press, Oxford.

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents classroom.google.com
Assignments classroom.google.com
Exams  

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 100
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   60
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   40
Total   100

 

COURSE CATEGORY Elective Course

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Students demonstrate knowledge on market segmentation, are able to follow the trends in consumer behavior, and create effective advertising messages suitable for target audiences          
2 Students design advertisements suitable for both traditional and digital media.         X
3 Students gain awareness and knowledge on interdisciplinary subjects that are beneficial both for their professional and intellectual lives.          
4 Students demonstrate knowledge of the campaign processes in written, audio-visual, electronic, and outdoor advertising media. They plan and manage campaigns in accordance with national and international standards.          
5 Students demonstrate knowledge of the research methods related to the field of advertising and are able to use the obtained data to evaluate results in campaign processes.          
6 Students create and lead media strategies in the field of advertising.           
7 Students abide by universal values, law and ethical principles.          
8 Students follow the developments in the fields with the awareness of lifelong learning and entrepreneurial approach. They are self-confident in communicating with institutions and persons and suggest solutions to problems independently or as team members.          
9 Students adopt the critical approach in evaluating knowledge and skills related to the field.     X    
10 Students demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts and models related to the field.         X

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 4 56
Mid-terms 1 4 4
Final examination 1 4 4
Total Work Load     120
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,8
ECTS Credit of the Course     5