FACULTY OF BUSINESS

Department of Political Science and International Relations

GEAR 212 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Basic Photography
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEAR 212
Fall/Spring
2
2
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Course Type
Second Foreign Language
Course Level
-
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Q&A
Critical feedback
Application: Experiment / Laboratory / Workshop
Lecture / Presentation
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.
Learning Outcomes 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 Description 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 History of Photography & Photography Basics Davenport, A., 1991, The History of Photography, Focal Press: Boston, ISBN: 0-8263-2076-7 p.3-29. Turner, P., 1987, History of Photograph, Bison Books Corp: USA, ISBN: 0-671-08923-4, p. 11-35. Stuckey, S., National Geographic Complete Photography, 2011, National Geographic Society: USA, ISBN: 978-142620776, p. 9-196.
3 Photography Basics II & Assignment Diprose, G. and Robins, J., 2012, Photography: the new basics: principles, techniques and practice, Thames&Hudson: United Kingdom, ISBN: 978-0-500-28978-5, p. 45-68 and p.113-140.
4 No Class - Republic Day (Official Holiday) Make up course will be held on January 7th
5 Project I (%10) Change your angle!
6 Project I Continues & Adobe Camera Raw Workshop Sheppard, R., 2008, Adobe Camera Raw For Digital Phtographers Only, 2nd ed., Wiley Publishing: Indiana, ISBN: 978-0-470-22457-1, p.73-266.
7 Project II (%10) Portrait Photography Lewinski, J. and Magnus, M., The Book of Portrait Photography, 1982, Alfred A. Knopf Inc. : New York, ISBN: 978-0394524689, p.6-72. Smith, B., Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Photographts of the Famous and Infamous, 2013, New Riders: USA, ISBN: 978-0-321-80414-3, p. 18-194
8 Project II Continues & Basics of Photostudio Equipment Child, J. , Studio Photography Essential Skills, 2008, 4th ed., Focal Press: Canada, ISBN: 978-0-240-52096-4, p. 45-126.
9 Project III (%10) Indoor & Outdoor Fashion Photography Siegel, E, 2008, The Fashion Photography Course: First Principles to Successful Shoot - the Essential Guide, Thames&Hudson: London, ISBN: 978-0-500-28769-9, p.10-99.
10 Project III Continues
11 Photoshoot Event
12 Project IV (%10) Still Life Photography Perweiler, G., 1984, Secrets of Studio Still Life Photography, Amphoto: New York, ISBN: 0-8174-5898-0, p.6-133.
13 Project IV Continues & Project V (%10) A day in your life
14 Project V Continues
15 Semester Review Portfolio Submission
16 Semester Review

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

Resources will be announced throughout the course.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
1
30
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
50
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
2
32
Study Hours Out of Class
14
2
28
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
1
28
28
Homework / Assignments
1
10
10
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
5
10
50
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
0
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to use the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the areas of Political Science and International Relations.

2

To be able to have the basic knowledge of, and make use of other disciplines which contribute to the areas of Political Science and International Relations.

3

To be able to distinguish the differences between classical and contemporary theories and to assess their relationship.

4

To be able to recognize regional and global issues, and develop solutions based on research.

5

To be able to assess the acquired knowledge and skills in the areas of Political Science and International Relations critically.

6

To be able to transfer ideas and proposals on issues in the areas of Political Science and International Relations to other people and institutions verbally and in writing.

7

To be able to identify the historical continuity and changes observed in the relations between the actors and institutions of national and international politics.

8

To be able to examine concepts, theories, and developments with scientific methods in the areas of Political Science and International Relations.

9

To be able to take responsibility as an individual and as a team member.

10

To be able to act in accordance with the scientific and ethical values in studies related to Political Science and International Relations.

11

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

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout human history to their field of experience.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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