Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1001003152014NATURE PHOTOGRAPHYElective353
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Nature photography course focusing on nature, the elements of nature and the various approaches to nature from a photographic standpoint. Landscape imagery, close range subjects, atmospheric conditions, natural and artificial lighting techniques will be presented and applied.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Cem Aygen
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to understand main principles of nature photography.
2Being able to utilize instruments and equipments of nature photography.
3Being able to perform macro, close-up and panorama photography.
4Different living groups (invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) are known for their special photographic techniques.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction to nature photograpy, equipments, Light, backlight, composition, shutter speed, Depth of field, artificial light, slow shutter speed.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to nature photograpyOptical and mechanical equipments
2Optical and mechanical equipmentsOptical and mechanical equipments
3Light, backlight, composition, shutter speedShooting practice
4Depth of field, artificial light, slow shutter speedShooting practice
5Plants, invertebrates, climate, vertebrates, mushrooms, flowers, landscapeNature thems
6MacroShooting practice
7BirdsShooting practice
8Midterm ExamLaboratory midterm exam
9Microscope photographyMicroscope practice
10HabitatsCourse field trips
11Field trip ICourse field trips
12Field trip IICourse field trips
13Field trip IIICourse field trips
14Project presentationProject presentation
15Project presentationProject presentation
16Final ExamLaboratory exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Shaw, J., 2000, Nature Photography Field Guide, 160 pp.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14114
Laboratory14228
Field Work326
Self Study14114
Individual Study for Mid term Examination133
Individual Study for Final Examination155
Reading14114
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)86
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO2           3 
LO3      3     3
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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