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Beginning Photography

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Instructor:Denise Russell, Howard Stickler
Location: Main Campus, Fort Pierce, Y-108
Dates:May 11, 2020 - August 3, 2020
Times:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost: $235.00
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Instructor:Denise Russell, Howard Stickler
Location: Chastain Campus, Stuart, Clark Advanced Learning Center, D-110
Dates:May 14, 2020 - July 30, 2020
Times:6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost: $235.00
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Course Description:

    Do you enjoy taking pictures?   Are you interested in learning ways to increase your photography skills?  This popular class will explore how to take better pictures with more creativity.  Explore and study, depth of field, shutter speeds, apertures, ISO, correct exposures, basic composition, lenses, metering, along with basic flash.  

This an excellent class for hobbyists or budding photographers.

This course requires a 35 mm DIGITAL camera with Manual Exposure Mode; a camera with complete control over the shutter speed, aperture and ISO.    

A textbook is suggested but not required. 

In order to receive a certificate of completion students will be expected to complete weekly assignments, a final project, and final exam.       Regular attendance by all students is required. Missed work is the responsibility of the student.  Successful completion of the course is determined by attendance, out of class projects and final exam.

                          Click here to see past student's work!

                        "It's the photographer that takes the picture, not the camera!"

For questions specific to this program, please call the Instructor at 772-340-4443 or email drussell@irsc.edu.

About the Instructors:

Both Denise Russell and Howard Stickler are Florida Certified Photography Instructors teaching at Indian River State College for over 20 years.  Professionally, they have a combined 50+ years experience in the business of photography as freelancers and at Stickler's Commercial Photography in Port St. Lucie, FL.   Denise Russell is an International Award Winning Photographer, and in 2009 was awarded the IRSC Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award.

What Students are saying about this class:  

"Teachers Denise Russell and Howard Stickler are awesome.  They are truly passionate about photography and do an excellent job helping you blossom and refine your skills." 

         Rachel "Sharkbait" King; Fins & Lens Photography


Dear Ms. Russell,

I loved your class today!  I always do.  In spite of the fact that it's far for me.  I am adoring the projects, and I profoundly appreciate your "frankness" about my boring two doors.  I look forward to the next semester, and always, with a smile.  I like your style. 

Howard kills me!  His knowledge on the specifics regarding cameras and lenses, how to make 'em work, makes the class so worth the distance. 

Very best regards,

Jose Luis Beristain Larraza


Target Audience:
Individuals interested in learning how to use their manual camera

Course Details:
  • Course Type: Continuing Education Institute, Licensing & Certifications
  • Length: Minimum of 24.00 hours
  • Format: Classroom
  • Requirements: 35mm Digital camera
  • SIGN UP TODAY! Limited Seating! For more information Call Toll FREE 1.888.283.1177
  • Classes presented by the CCTI@IRSC are for personal enrichment, professional certification and licensing or continuing education purposes only. They do not qualify for college credit and therefore are not eligible for discounts, Florida pre-paid, State tuition waiver programs or funding for college level classes.

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