Crime scene documentation is an important component of investigative work. Proper documentation of crime scenes can assist in reconstruction, the use of experts and in trial testimony. However, in doing so, crime scene personnel face many challenges in photographing scenes. These include low light, use of advanced equipment and chemicals.
This comprehensive 40-hour crime scene photography workshop will provide lectures, power points, hand out materials and many hands-on practicums to ensure all objectives are met. The course is designed for students of basic to intermediate skill level.
Goals and Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate:
Ability to photograph items using available light
Familiarity with camera operations
Ability to photograph a mock crime scene
Ability to control depth-of-field in his or her photographs
The ability to compensate for backlighting
The ability to use oblique lighting to photograph impression evidence
The ability to use alternate light sources in photographing evidence
The ability to photograph chemiluminescence such as Luminol or Bluestar reactions
The ability to photograph dark scenes such as those found at night using painting-with-light and/or long exposures
Day One: Crime scene photography, camera operations
Day Two: Depth of field, oblique lighting, impression evidence photography
Day Three: Night scene photography and Painting with light photography
Day Four: Chemical enhancement, Alternate light source photography
Day Five: Laser photography, crime scene photography
*Attendees are required to bring their camera equipment (including flash), flashlight, and tripod.
**This course has been approved for 40 hours of certification/recertification training credit by the IAI Crime Scene Certification Board and the Forensic Photography Certification Board.
Residence Inn by Marriott – Plantation 130 N University Drive Plantation, FL 33324 (954) 723-0300
Room Rate: $208 plus tax (subject to change per GSA Lodging Rate for 2023)
Booking Info: Call the hotel and mention Tri-Tech Forensics course or use the hotel booking link below, to receive the special rate.