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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. 3, 4, 9 1, 2, 3 A, C
Uses technical hardware about photography. 3, 4 1, 2, 3 A, C
Applies shooting techniques 4, 9 1, 2, 3 A, C
Establishes the connection between light, perspective, meaning and depth 6, 7 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
Quizzes    
Assignment    
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   60
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   40
Total   100

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To be able to define basic concepts, theories, methods and domains of study specific to radio, television and cinema by associating them with the findings and theories of humanities and social sciences.     X    
2 To demonstrate the responsibilities, effective participation, coordination and planning skills essential for harmonious and efficient team work in the production process in the radio, television and cinema fields.       X  
3 To be able to create media products in accordance with professional standards in various narrative forms and genres specific to the field by synthesizing current knowledge and skills for expertise acquired through applied and theoretical courses.         X
4 Manifesting professional knowledge and skills in different fields of radio, television and cinema fields such as copywriting, image management, editing, sound design, producing and directing, media management locally and globally.   X      
5 To develop an understanding of responsible broadcasting by integrating national and international rules of law that media professionals should pursue with professional ethical principles. X        
6 To be able to use the knowledge and skills related to institutional operation and management in the production and broadcasting processes of radio, television and cinema for the common interest.     X    
7 To evaluate radio, television and cinema fields in a wide range of cultural, economic and social relations from an institutional structuring to their products with an analytical and critical approach.     X    
8 To have the ability to collect visual, audio and written data, conduct research, evaluate, report and offer creative solutions in the fields of radio, television and cinema. X        
9 To be able to design original projects in radio, television and cinema by following new technologies, developments and ideas in the fields of art, culture and media at national and global levels.     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
Students Reading      
Pairwork      
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