This will be a four week course, located at South Boundary Fire Protection (Naples Fire Department)

Classes will begin January 23rd, 2024 and will end February 13th

They will be for 4 (1hour) classes on Tuesdays

This class will go over shooting manual mode. We will learn about aperture, shutter speed, ISO and different shooting priorities.

There will be at least one field trip in Boundary County.

Classes will be taught by Stacy Merritt, CEO of Buck Wild Images LLC

Meet your instructor

Hello, I am a memory preserver

My name is Stacy Merritt, I grew up in Arlington Washington. A small Dairy town in gorgeous Western Washington. I grew up on a farm, I love being outdoors and enjoying the beauty around me. I have lived in North Idaho for 16 years. This has become our home and my backyard. We have five children and two grandchildren.

I always had a camera in my hand growing up, but it wasn't until I was in college, that I took a photography class. I fell in love with it after that. For many years, I learned how to shoot in manual mode, controlling every aspect of my camera, to produce the effects I wanted. My adventurist side matched perfectly with a camera in my hand. Over the years, I have traveled every corner of Northern Idaho, I have sacrificed sleep, early mornings and late nights to capture God's creation surrounding me. The last few years I have started to include taking portraits. At first I avoided this avenue, I wasn't sure it was something I wanted to do. Ever since the beginning, I fell in love! Capturing the beauty in people and finding their true self is an amazing feeling. My latest addition has been to photograph weddings, there is a magical feeling while photographing a wedding. Being a part of such a special moment, is an honor. Once I photographed a few weddings, I realized I was avoiding them for no reason. I try sometimes to choose a favorite, maybe senior sessions, they are so personal and customizable. Then, I think about how special maternity shoots are, I can't just choose one because, I love them all! I also help run the North Idaho Photography Club in Coeur D'Alene. I work with many amazing photographers, who have been doing this, since before I was born. My latest addition has been a studio located in Naples, Idaho. It has been a dream to have an indoor space to do newborn shoots and many other genres of photography.