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.
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 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 Textbooks
References

Resources will be announced throughout the course.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
20
Laboratory / Application
1
20
Field Work
1
20
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
5
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
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
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
28
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 Adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Civil Engineering; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Civil Engineering problems
2 Ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Civil Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose
3 Ability to design a complex system, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose
4 Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for Civil Engineering practice
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating Civil Engineering problems
6 Ability to work efficiently in Civil Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of two foreign languages
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself
9 Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility
10 Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development
11 Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Civil Engineering solutions

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