This 40-hour Crime Scene Photography course teaches the techniques needed to successfully document evidence and scenes in a professional manner. The course begins with instruction of basic photographic techniques such as the mechanics of exposure, depth-of-field, and motion control. Camera handling and operation are stressed in all areas to include camera controls and how they work, electronic noise causes and controls, and much more. This course also includes instruction on basic electronic flash operation and techniques.
Basic Photography Basic Electronic Flash Composition for the Crime Scene (How to photograph crime scenes) Photography of Chemoluminescent Blood Reagents Painting-with-Light Lighting Technique Fingerprint Photography and Specialized Evidence Lighting Techniques Photographic Documentation of Footwear and Tire Track Impressions Alternate Light Source Photography Legal Issues for Digital Photography
The results of all exercises are reviewed in class and are critiqued by the instructors and the students.
This course has been approved for 40 hours of certification/re-certification training credit in each of the following: the IAI Crime Scene Certification Board, the IAI Latent Print Certification Board, the IAI Forensic Photography Certification Board, and the IAI Forensic Video Certification Board.