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Course Code: 
COMM 211
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
2
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
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Course Objectives: 
This course is for students who 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-Exam, C-Assignment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. Expresses basic photography concepts. 4,6,9 1, 2, 3 A, C
2. Uses technical hardware about photography. 1,4 1, 2, 3 A, C
3. Applies shooting techniques. 1,4,9 1, 2, 3 A, C
4. Establishes the connection between light, perspective, meaning and depth. 4,9 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 Jersey.

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

 

 

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’S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Uses technical and academic knowledge accumulated in visual communication design field for authentic projects.         X
2 Designs 2 and 3 dimensional creative products considering the aesthetic rules.      X    
3 Employs efficiently the technical innovations required by the professional field.       X  
4 Analyses problems related to the field starting from the concept and develops appropriate projects for the targeted audience.         X
5 Behaves according to the national and international professional ethical principles.     X    
6 Builds awareness to universal and social problems by developed projects and offers solutions to them.         X
7 Gains sectoral experience by compulsory internship, relates academic knowledge with field experience.   X      
8 Grasps the importance of interdisciplinary working by lifelong learning mind-set and collaborates with different teams.     X    
9 Develops concepts and puts forth innovative and authentic works to enrich the cultural and artistic accumulation related to the field.         X
10 Transforms the creative ideas into moving and interactive visual expressions, executes multi-dimensional designs. 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 Workload     120
Total Workload / 25 (s)     4,8
ECTS Credit of the Course     5