Courses of Instruction

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHPY

  • January 6-9, 2014
  • April 21-24, 2014

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: Students will learn the basics of camera operation and the components of proper exposure.  This hands-on curriculum is tailored to the novice photographer, but offers much for those with some experience as well.  Students should bring the camera that they use for their department.  Ideally, however, the camera should be a digital single-lens reflex (SLR with the capability of full manual override operations, interchangeable lenses and external flash capabilities.  In addition, students should bring the following items, if available, spare camera battery, battery charger, a sturdy tripod, a remote shutter release, external flash, close-up filters; macro lens(s); telephoto lens(s), and at least two memory cards.  Much of the course will consist of practical exercise conducted outdoors.  Students should bring season-appropriate clothing for both day and night exercises.  Grades are based upon results from a final written examination and critique of the photographs each student take throughout the course.Who Should Attend: Active and reserve law enforcement officers who are assigned as department photographers or who are interested in learning basic to semi-advanced photography skills.

Who Should Attend: Active and reserve law enforcement officers who are assigned as department photographers or who are interested in learning basic to semi-advanced photography skills

Tuition/Registration Fees: Registration fees are due by the first day of class.  If fees are not paid in full prior to completion of class, certificates and continuing education hours will not be issued unless payment is received.

Cost:

  • $292 - tuition, meals, and lodging
  • $148 - tuition and meals

Continuing Education Hours:

  • 10 hours of Technical Studies
  • 7 hours of Skill Development

Coordinator:

  1. Sergeant Ken Robinson
  2. 573-751-9943
  3. For questions concerning enrollment:
  4. Jeanette Ford
  5. 573-751-3626 or jeanette.ford@mshp.dps.mo.gov

 

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