Photography (ICM492) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Photography ICM492 1 2 0 2 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Bölüm Öğretim Elemanı
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The main objective of this course is to give basic knowledge of photography for interior architecture students, teaching them to main principles of how they take architectural photographs and show them the problems by taking photos of group of buildings, buildings and detail of buildings.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To gain knowledge on the history of photography
  • To gain knowledge about the basic techniques of photography
  • To gain knowledge about architectural photography technique
  • To gain knowledge about the use of digital photography and archiving
  • To gain ability of using technical equipment of camera
Course Content History of photography; light, color, and filter; black and white film structure and image formation; color film structure and image formation; mechanical info: Types, lens, aperture and shutter speed, metering and exposure, composition; photographic thought; printing techniques: Original print concept general meaning, dia photo, digital photograp

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Information about the course content. Introducing the basic terminologies on photography. Gaining information about the course from reference books.
2 Lecture on image formation, camera obscura, focal length, angle, lenses, application on class. Pre-research on topic
3 Lecture on focal length and perspective, thread length - display distance, aperture and relative aperture. Assignment of the 1st homework Pre-research on topic
4 Submission and Presentation of the 1st homework Preparation for the 1st homework
5 Lecture on distance control, telemetry, mikroprizma, parallax, distance setting, aperture, focal length relationship, application on class Pre-research on topic
6 Lecture on digital camera and its features, evaluation of digital photography, scanners, aperture and time setting, timers and operating systems Assignment of the 2nd homework Pre-research on topic
7 Submission and Presentation of the 2nd homework Preparation for the 2nd homework
8 Lecture on negative, resolution, hidden imagine, light sensitivity, ISO settings, application on class Pre-research on topic
9 Lecture on color sensitivity / Green / Contrast / White balance, application on class Pre-research on topic
10 Lecture on tolerance exposure, exposure export, exposure metering Assignment of the 3rd homework Pre-research on topic
11 Submission and Presentation of the 3rd homework Preparation for the 3rd homework
12 Lecture on exposure meters / camera light meter / Operating principles, application on class Pre-research on topic
13 Lecture on exposure to / zone system / contrast / technical aspects correct exposure, application on class Pre-research on topic
14 Lecture on resolution-size / flashes and principles of operation, polarization filters / filters / book copy / close-up lenses, application on class Pre-research on topic
15 Lecture on architectural photography rules, application on class Pre-research on topic
16 General evaluation for the final exam Preparation for the final exam


Other Sources 1. Busch, Akiko. (1987). The Photography of Architecture: Twelve Views. New York: Van Nostrand Company
2. Freeman, Micheal. (2012). Fotoğrafçının Gözü. İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi
3. Grimm, T. (1998). The Basebook of Photography. Britain: Penguin
4. Kopelew, Gerry. (1998). How to Photograph Buildings and Interiors. New York: Princeton Arch. Press
5. London, Barbara v.d. (2001). Photography. Prentice Hall
6. Veltri, John. (1974). Architectural Photography. New York: American Photographic Book Publishing Co., Inc.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 8 40
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 12 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
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
1 Reflecting Information into academic environment X
2 Theoretical, scientific, artistic, historical background/structure X
3 Social, environmental, sustainability principles
4 Legal framework
5 Institutional and ethical values
6 Capability to reflect theory into practice X
7 Capability to make research and interpret the results
8 Capability to develop alternative solutions
9 Effective writing, drawing and presentation X
10 Capability to perform independent and interdisciplinary works X
11 Capable to criticize, produce counter thesis and synthesis
12 Life-long learning consciousness X
13 Foreign Language Use capability
14 Capable to use information technologies X
15 Respect for ethical values, laws, human rights, environmental and cultural heritage

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 11 2 22
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 3 5 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 100