Advanced Digital Processing of Evidentiary Photography
This course will provide students with instruction on the use of digital imaging equipment, software, and imaging enhancement techniques required to successfully prepare evidence for a courtroom presentation. Each day will begin with a review of the topics covered during previous day of training. At the end of each day, there will be a daily review covering the topics discussed during that day. On the last day of training, there will be a final review and students will be expected to complete hands-on exercise covering all of the topics included in the course — from capture to enhancements to courtroom presentations. In addition, each student will also be expected to complete a course critique.
This workshop is presented as a combination of lectures, discussions, and hands-on exercises.
Fundamentals of digital imaging
Image enhancement techniques
Objectives of color modes
Limitations of the printing process
Understanding Color Concepts
Digital Imaging Software Overview
Advanced Scanner Issues
Capturing Images with a Digital Camera
Advanced Image Enhancement Techniques
Preparing evidence for court
How best to provide expert testimony
Each student will submit one defense-related question (that challenges the use of digital imaging), and these questions will form the core of a “mock trial” presentation.
Developing policies and procedures to keep it legal.
Students will prepare a courtroom presentation of digital images, whether that is a fingerprint, crime scene photo, or so forth. The student will then be required to successfully print an enlargement of their presentation.
Attendee Requirements Each attendee must bring the following to class:
A laptop computer running the most up-to-date version of Adobe Photoshop CC (If the student’s agency does not use this version of Photoshop, a trial version of the software may be used for the course.) Do not download trial versions more than two weeks before the course or less than one week prior to the course to ensure the software functions properly throughout the duration of the class.
An external mouse — wireless or wired is acceptable (use of laptop mousepad only is not acceptable)
Five sample images on which to practice in class. These images should pertain to the type of enhancement the student will perform in real world use of this program.
It is requested that the trial version of Adobe Photoshop CC not be loaded any earlier than the week before the start of class as the trial version cannot be reloaded after the 30-day trial period has expired.
Cambria Hotel and Suites 2921 E. Harmony Rd. Fort Collins CO 80528
Room Rate: $109 plus tax. Call (970) 267-9000 and mention Tri-Tech Forensics to get the special rate.