ECTS - Introduction to Photography

Introduction to Photography (ART201) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Photography ART201 Fall and Spring 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
None
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, 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. Basic elements 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 Midterm
8 Understanding light and posing in photography.
9 Composition rules in photography and different approaches. Practicing the previous subjects.
10 Watch a photography documentary. Students will write one paragraph about the documentary.
11 Photographers’ works from the invention of photography to present day. Finishing the writing.
12 Photographers’ works from the invention of photography to present day.
13 Photographers’ works and development of photography from Ottoman Empire and Republic of Turkey.
14 Photographers’ works from the Republic of Turkey. Researching national photographers.
15 Watch a photography documentary. Students will write one paragraph about the documentary or reviewing the term.
16 Final

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 3 15
Presentation 1 15
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

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

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To acquire extensive theoretical and applied knowledge about the field of art and design.
2 To conduct academic research on the terms, notions, cases and issues related to the field; to identify, comprehend, design and apply them through proper/correct methods and techniques.
3 To transform the field knowledge into creative thinking skills.
4 To be able to plan and carry out projects, related to the field, in conceptual and production process both as an individual and as a member of a group. To evaluate and share the results with society.
5 To specify the field competencies and to develop a lifelong social responsibility and critical thinking ability.
6 To be able to use information technologies in the field effectively at the European Computer Driving Licence Advanced Level.
7 To have a good command of a foreign language at European Language Portfolio B1 Level and to be able to communicate with the colleagues and to follow the developments in the field.
8 To produce and carry out projects by using quantitative and qualitative data in the field and to share them with the professionals or non-professionals.
9 To be aware of national and international values in art and design and to acquire professional ethics.
10 To transform the abstract and concrete concepts into creative thoughts and authentic works.
11 To gain knowledge about culture and history of art and acquire an esthetical consciousness.
12 To acquire sufficient knowledge and develop an awareness of the universal justice, cultural, ethical and natural preservation, and occupational health and safety.

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 1 6 6
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 100