Digital and Photographic Imaging (VA 328)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Vis. Arts&Vis.l Comm Des.(VA)
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Murat Germen,
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Interactive lecture,Field work/field study/on-the-job,Studio work/practice,One-to-one tutorial
Communicative,Discussion based learning,Project based learning,Task based learning,Guided discovery
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This course will introduce the student to digital and photographic imaging technologies and techniques in a studio setting. Each student will be guided so as to both grasp those technologies and techniques, including 'post-production' software applications as well as more traditional developing and printing, and to develop their own artistic and design work using those techniques.


The initial objective is to introduce a basic knowledge of photography briefly, covering primary skills required for the production of photographic representation. Following this, the course aims to discuss what photography can and cannot do, in terms of representative documentation, story narration and ?unreal? fiction. There will be various assignments that deal with the notions of time, space, subject, object and their various combinations in different contexts. The aim is to encourage students to think about why and how images are created, in addition how they are (ab)used in daily life, media and so on. Though this is an introductory class, it gets quite advanced towards the end of the semester.


Upon completion fo this course, students will be able to:
1. Question images, symbols created for the purposes of propagation.
2. Distinguish between a single photo and a narrative series of photos
3. Compare old and contemporary photography practices
4. Propose photo series that offer, share their own ways of thinking
5. Identify the importance of form / aesthetics in artistic expression while concentrating on content / idea by examining various contemporary art and photography practices
6. Demonstrate their artworks professionally
7. Comprehend that animated image (video, film) has close relations with still image (photography) and find the middle ground through assignments dealing with chronophotography.


  Percentage (%)
Assignment 75
Participation 25


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