This 3-Day basic photography course will be of interest to police officers, investigators, technicians, and others who are tasked with photographic documentation related to law enforcement with the use of a digital single-lens-reflex camera. This course permits the photographer to gain an understanding of photographic techniques beyond the use of the automatic setting on the camera.
The course begins with presentations on the camera, its controls, and its settings as they relate to taking high-quality photographs that are properly focused and exposed. Stress is placed on techniques that will yield the best results for presentation in a court or other proceeding. Developing procedures to be used to increase productivity by the photographer will be discussed. These lectures will be followed immediately by exercises designed to reinforce their most important aspects. A presentation on the use of electronic flash will explain the various flash modes commonly used by forensic photographers. This too will be followed by a hands-on exercise.
More advanced lectures and exercises include applying photographic techniques to the documentation of crime scenes including low-light photography and photography of 3-dimensional evidence. There will also be a lecture and exercise on fingerprint photography.
Students should bring the DSLR camera equipment (including cameras, lenses, and external electronic flashes) with which they normally work to the course. Please bring the owner’s manuals for cameras and flashes if available. Extra batteries and battery chargers are highly recommended. Tripods, flashlights, and lenses capable of close-focusing are also required.
Basic Photography (2 hours)
Digital Photography (2 hours)
Basic Photography Exercises and Review (4 hours)
Electronic Flash Techniques (1 hour)
Electronic Flash Exercise and Review (2 hours)
Composition for the Crime Scene (1.5 hours)
Painting-with-Light (1.5 hours)
Painting-with-Light Exercise (2 hours) – After Dark
Crime Scene Photography Exercise and Review (Review Painting-with-Light Photos) (4 hours)
Fingerprint Photography (1.5 hours)
Fingerprint Photography Exercise and Review (2 hours)
Course Review – Final Exam (.5 hour)
Residence Inn by Marriott Boulder 3030 Center Green Drive Boulder, CO 80301
Room Rate: $131 plus tax
Booking Info: Contact Marriott Reservations at 1(800) 331-3131 or (303) 449-5545 on or before Saturday, August 3, 2019, (the “Cutoff Date”) to make sleeping room reservations. Please identify yourself as part of the Tri-Tech Training Forensics group staying at the Residence Inn Boulder, located at 3030 Center Green Drive, Boulder, CO 80301.
All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by credit card.
Reservations for all guests must be received on or before Saturday, August 3, 2019, (the “Cutoff Date”). After the Cutoff Date, the hotel will release any unreserved rooms for general sale and, in the hotel’s discretion, will accept reservations at Tri-Tech Training Forensics’ group rate, on a space and rate available basis.