Forensic Photography

This interactive Forensic Photography course is a 40-hour training event with emphasis on the vast realm of digital photography uses in law enforcement as well as crime scene investigation and preservation.

This class uses an exciting hands-on approach that covers all aspects of crime scene photography ranging from camera history and nomenclature, types of cameras, lenses, flash units, compass points and more. There will also be examples and discussion of different types of crime scene photography, close-up’s, macro, scaled images, proper layout of images, HDR, UV & IR photography, panoramic and specialized forensic photography.

A discussion on steps for photographing the crime scene will illuminate the details of how one should go about photographing their scene and how to accurately document at each scene. The photographer, whether novice or experienced, may be tasked with a variety of different assignments. Additionally, learning what different types of measurements to photograph as well as photographing various forensic testing scenarios will also be discussed during this training in order to pose realistic forensic photography situations that forensic personnel may come in contact with while at their scenes. This will better equip the would-be photographer to take the most accurate scene documentation photographs with their most important forensic tool – their camera.

The course is designed so that the student is able to capture a large number of photographs in various situations as it applies to law enforcement in order to help develop skills of proper forensic photography.

The course is broken into lecture, exercises, critique and practical examples.

Instructors: Dawn Watkins, M.S., CSCSA, CLPE, CFPH, CEP
King C. Brown, M.S., CSCSA, CLPE, CFPH, CEP


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