Photography Class

The Illinois IAAI Chapter

Presents a Free Event

Photography Training
December 3, 2016

Mt. Vernon Regional Airport

Only 50 Seats are Available

Online registration, certification information, schedule, and class descriptions are below.

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This is a non-tested class.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The course consists of both classroom and field work. A short drive will be required for the actual photography portion of the course. NO EQUIPMENT WILL BE PROVIDED. Participants should bring the equipment they use during the course of their investigations and dress appropriately for the weather.

This class will be a combination of lecture and hands-on training. The topics that will be covered are:

– Camera basics
– Exposure
– Flash photography
– How to shoot a scene
– Macro photography

All students will need to bring the following:

– Digital Camera (it should be a DSLR)
– Flash
– Tripod
– Shutter release cord
– Memory card
– Batteries
– Camera battery charger

Contact: Shane Emrich  618-925-0174

INSTRUCTOR: Mark Spoo

Mark Spoo is a 45 year veteran of the fire service. He’s currently the Fire Marshal and Investigator for the River Grove Fire Department and Inspector with the Addison Fire District. An investigator for 20 years, his specialty is photography and digital documentation of the fire scene. As a professional photographer he understands the budget constraints of fire departments and the need to get excellent photos of fire scenes during fire investigations. The class will encompass what photos to take, what equipment to use and NOT to use, how to prepare for court and how to archive the photos you have taken.

Disclaimer: No liability is assumed by the IL-IAAI for changes in program content, speakers, or venue. The instructor’s presentation and content thereof is the responsibility of the individual instructor and not necessarily endorsed by any of the persons or organizations associated with this seminar. The IL-IAAI reserves the right to cancel, alter, or substitute any class or instructor without advanced notice.

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