Introduction to Photography (ART201) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Photography ART201 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
N/A
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives • To learn technical and compositional information in photography • To take good photographs on professional and social life • To learn photographers works’ throughout photography history to our day
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain the different uses of photography.
  • Knows ethics and copyright in photography
  • Learns different types of cameras
  • Uses aperture and focal length to control depth of field
  • Uses shutter speed to control movement
  • Uses proper lighting to take good photographs
  • Learns to compose a photograph
  • Knows historical and contemporary photographers and their works
Course Content Definition of photography and the photographer, the uses of photography in life, camera and its parts (aperture, iso, shutter, lens), light and its use in photography, composition rules in photography, the works of photographers from the world and Turkey.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction. Essential information about the course context, course outline, references, and assesment methods.
2 Definition of photography and photographer. Different types of photography.
3 Ethics and copyright in photography.
4 Watch a photography documentary. Students will write one paragraph about the documentary.
5 Types of cameras and lenses.
6 The relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO, sensors, memory cards, filters.
7 MID-TERM
8 Understanding light in photography.
9 Composition rules in photography.
10 Watch a photography documentary. Students will write one paragraph about the documentary.
11 Photographers’ works through world photography history to our day.
12 Photographers’ works through world photography history to our day.
13 Photographers’ works from Ottoman Empire and Republic of Turkey.
14 Photographers’ works from Republic of Turkey.
15 Watch a photography documentary. Students will write one paragraph about the documentary or Reviewing the term.
16 FINAL EXAM

Sources

Other Sources 1. Akbaş, F., & İkizler, E. (2011). Fotoğraf Teknik Okumaları. İstanbul: Say Yayınları.
2. Carroll, H. (2015). İyi Fotoğraflar Çekmek İçin Bu Kitabı Okuyun. İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi.
3. İkizler, E. (2007). Filmden Dijitale Fotoğraf. İstanbul: Say Yayınları.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 60
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work 40
Percentage of Final Work 60
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 3 2 6
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 10 10
Project
Report
Homework Assignments 3 5 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 3 2 6
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 3 5 15
Total Workload 100