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
-
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.
Course Description 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 Content 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 General introduction to the course and informing students about their upcoming needs during the semester.
2 Workshop How it all began?
3 Basics-I Understanding the Camera & Introduction to Exposure
4 Basics - II Understanding Exposure: Aperture & Shutter Speed & ISO
5 Basics – III & Mini Assignment - I White Balance, Light Metering, Drive and Focus Modes (Mini assignment – I),
6 Lightroom Workshop Students are required to bring their computers with Adobe Lightroom installed.
7 Mini assignment – II DSLR Camera, card(s), fully charged battery and necessary cables. Mini Assignment – II will not be graded.
8 Project I (%20) DSLR Camera, card(s), fully charged battery and necessary cables.
9 Still Life Lecture No preparation is needed.
10 Project II (%20) DSLR Camera, card(s), fully charged battery and necessary cables.
11 Landscape Lecture No preparation is needed.
12 Project III (%20) DSLR Camera, card(s), fully charged battery and necessary cables.
13 Lecture about the upcoming 4th Project No preparation is needed.
14 Project IV (%20) DSLR Camera, card(s), fully charged battery and necessary cables.
15 Submission Bring prints of each series of photos.
16 Review of the semester

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

Resources will be announced throughout the course.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
20
Laboratory / Application
1
20
Field Work
1
20
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
5
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
4
64
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
Field Work
1
28
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
28
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
28
Final Exam
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To have adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science, Computer Science and Software Engineering; to be able to use theoretical and applied information in these areas on complex engineering problems.

2

To be able to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Software Engineering problems; to be able to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

3

To be able to design, implement, verify, validate, document, measure and maintain a complex software system, process, or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the requirements; ability to apply modern methods for this purpose.

4

To be able to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for analysis and solution of complex problems in software engineering applications; to be able to use information technologies effectively.

5

To be able to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex Software Engineering problems.

6

To be able to work effectively in Software Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; to be able to work individually.

7

To be able to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; to be able to author and comprehend written reports, to be able to prepare design and implementation reports, to be able to present effectively, to be able to give and receive clear and comprehensible instructions.

8

To have knowledge about global and social impact of engineering practices and software applications on health, environment, and safety; to have knowledge about contemporary issues as they pertain to engineering; to be aware of the legal ramifications of Engineering and Software Engineering solutions.

9

To be aware of ethical behavior, professional and ethical responsibility; to have knowledge about standards utilized in engineering applications.

10

To have knowledge about industrial practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; to have awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; to have knowledge about sustainable development.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of Software Engineering, and to be able to communicate with colleagues in a foreign language.

12

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

13

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; to be able to access information, to be able to stay current with developments in science and technology; to be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to Software Engineering.

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