Communication and Media Studies

Photography(COM207)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
COM207 Photography 3 2 2 2 2 3
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Elective
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Kayıhan GÜVEN narhanim@hotmail.com (Email)
Assistant
Objective With the development of digital photography techniques, everyone
started taking pictures, but the number of people who can take
effective/impressive photos has not increased. The objective of this
course is to show that the photograph has a language, and especially
to underline that it is developed in the context of a philosophy.
Content Week 1. History of photography
Week 2. The camera
Week 3. Exposition
Week 4. Lenses
Week 5. Digital Photography I
Week 6. Digital Photography II
Week 7. How to learn photographic eye? Examples from masters
Week 8. Partial Exam
Week 9. The importance of light in photography
Week 10. The importance of background in the photo, the selection
of details
Week 11. Viewpoint
Week 12. The photos from the exhibition “Two Continents Two
Shores Bosphorus”
Week 13. An overview of important photography books
Week 14. Application and evaluation
Course Learning Outcomes At the end of this course the student;
- Recognizes a developed camera.
- Find the answers to questions about digital technology.
- Takes photos and learn at the same time by which sources the
photos are fed.
- In an application project, he / she shares his / her photos with the
public and can find therefore another way to exist.
Teaching and Learning Methods
References Nigel Atherton, Steve Crabb, “Digitale Fotographie von A-Z”,
Hamburg 2005
Andreas Feininger, “Feiningers Kleine Fotolehre”, Düsseldorf 1982
Andreas Feininger, “Die Neue Foto-lehre”, Düsseldorf 1965
“Annie Leibovitz at Work”, München 2008
“Fotoğraf Neyi Anlatır?” Derleyen: Caner Aydemir, Kasım 2007
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Week 1. History of photography
2 Week 2. The camera
3 Week 3. Exposition
4 Week 4. Lenses
5 Week 5. Digital Photography I
6 Week 6. Digital Photography II
7 Week 7. How to learn photographic eye? Examples from masters
8 Week 8. Partial Exam
9 Week 9. The importance of light in photography
10 Week 10. The importance of background in the photo, the selection of details
11 Week 11. Viewpoint
12 Week 12. The photos from the exhibition “Two Continents Two Shores Bosphorus”
13 Week 13. An overview of important photography books
14 Week 14. Application and evaluation
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Toplam 0 0
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 50
Project 1 50
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 2 100
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Will have effective written and oral communication skills in Turkish X
2 Will have a thorough knowledge of at least two foreign languages X
3 Will be informed about art and culture, human rights, social, professional and ethical values, law and legislation, quality standards, and will be aware of their responsibility on these subjects X
4 Will have sufficient knowledge about social sciences, professions and sectors in communication and media, innovative and entrepreneurial practices X
5 Will have the ability to use, in an effective and creative way, the techniques and tools and information technologies necessary for interactive and conventional media, in the context of health and safety in the workplace X
6 Will have the ability to develop documentary and fictional content related to their field for interactive and conventional media; also the ability to produce and manage this content in group X
7 Will have the theoretical knowledge and ability to carry out and share scientific work on communication environments and processes of interactive and conventional media and on the individual and social outcomes of the latter X
8 Will have the knowledge of analysis and modelling techniques to analyse interactive and conventional media and the communication environments and processes X
9 Will have the ability to question and critically analyse developments and problems concerning interactive and conventional media and the communication environments and processes, will be aware of the public interest, social responsibility and the environment, will be sensitive to contemporary world’s and Turkey's current problems; will develop a libertarian, democratic, constructive and problem-solving approach X
10 They are familiar with the historical development processes of electronic, digital media and film; and the current developments in these fields X
11 They learn sociological, cultural and aesthetic approaches in electronic, digital media and film
12 They learn the political economy of cultural industries, labour and production relations, analysis of marketing and consumption patterns.
13 They learn at a first level how to use the equipment necessary for the production of audio-visual content for TV, radio and digital media and of films in different genres X
14 They gain experience in conducting creative activities in electronic, digital media and film; in producing and working in groups X
15 They acquire theoretical information in the fields of public relations, advertising, integrated marketing communication and organizational communication
16 They are familiar with the research, planning, implementation and evaluation processes in public relations and advertising; they can create campaigns, present them effectively and write reports
17 They have knowledge of organisational communication, crisis and risk communication, reputation management, media relations, media planning, digital media management, brand management and interpersonal communication. They are able to carry out activities in these areas
18 They use public relations and advertising strategies and tactics appropriate to the specificities of conventional and new media
19 They are aware of legal regulations, ethical codes in public relations and advertising, and they remain faithful to them
20 They are familiar with the different theoretical approaches regarding the social place, role and functions of journalism as a social institution and phenomenon; they are familiar with the process of producing information for conventional and digital media X
21 They are familiar with the structural and technical specificities, management characteristics of conventional/mainstream media, as well as alternative media structures
22 They are familiar with the new conceptual and theoretical discussions emerging from interactive/digital media in terms of social sciences and humanities
23 They are familiar with the historical development of journalism in Turkey and in the world; they can analyse it in the context of social and political history
24 They have the ability to effectively use information technology, printing and publishing techniques; to write a press article using data collected on the web and on social media, to visualize this data and to publish it X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 2 28
Working Hours out of Class 14 2 28
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 10 10
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 66
Total Workload / 25 2,64
Credits ECTS 3
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