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Basic Digital Photography

COURSE FEE: $100.00


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Using a combination of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on exercises, this day and a half course will explore the basic photographic techniques and concepts. These concepts include:  camera handling, composition, effective use of light, camera modes, macro photography, and the basics of crime scene photography.

INSTRUCTORS: John Brooks and Annette Tracy

John Brooks is retired from the Fayetteville Police Department, where he worked as a Crime Scene Investigator for fifteen years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice & Sociology from the University of Arkansas. He is a Certified Law Enforcement Instructor and has extensive training in diverse areas of crime scene investigations, including certifications through the Advanced Crime Scene Certificate Program, the International Association for Identification (IAI) as a Level II Crime Scene Analyst (CSA), and the Criminal Justice Institute's Crime Scene Investigators Certificate Program.  Mr. Brooks taught Crime Scene Investigation and Criminalistics at the Northwest Arkansas Community College. He currently teaches Criminal Investigation at the University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Mr. Brooks is a former President of the Arkansas Division of the International Association for Identification and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. He is also members of the International Association for Identification (IAI) and the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts.

Annette Tracy is the Education and Training Administrator for Forensic Science, Illicit Drugs, and Computer Training for the Criminal Justice Institute.   She was previously employed by the Little Rock Police Department, where she worked as a Crime Scene Specialist for twenty years.  She was also employed as a California Highway Patrolman in South Los Angeles.  Ms. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from California Polytechnic University.  She is a Senior Crime Scene Analyst (CSCSA) and Certified Latent Fingerprint Examiner (CLPE) through the International Association for Identification (IAI).

TARGET AUDIENCE: Patrol Officers, Investigators, Forensic Scientists or anyone new to photography.


EQUIPMENT:  Students are required to bring a digital camera (digital SLR preferred), normal lens, Macro lens, batteries for camera and flash, digital media, off camera flash, remote flash cord, tripod, and a flashlight. Students without access to a camera should inform CJI upon enrollment. Students should also wear casual clothing that may become soiled during practical exercises conducted both indoors and outdoors.

PAYMENT OPTIONS: Check, Purchase Order or Credit Card.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Annette Tracy: at 501-570-8061.
Toll free: 1-800-635-6310.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Registrants must fax a signed and dated verification letter on agency letterhead within five days of submission of the registration request form to 501-565-3081 which includes the following statement:  This letter will verify that I, (name of registrant), am an employee of (agency name) and hold the position of (sworn/non-sworn) (position title), located at (address) and have registered for (name of class) on (date).

This class is 10 hours.
Class hours are 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Day One and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Day Two.


February 25-26, 2019
White County Sheriff's Office            Searcy, AR

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