Seminars in Law Enforcement

Forensic Photography

Forensic photography is sometimes referred to as forensic imaging and is the art of producing an accurate reproduction of a crime scene or accident using photography for the benefit of a court or investigation. It is part of the process of evidence collecting.

This course is designed to educate the forensic photographer with the forensic photography methodology similarities and differences used in crime scene investigations (CSI), medicolegal death investigations (MDI) and/or civil/legal forensic photography documentation.

The two-day workshop will start with learning photography concepts, terminology and camera body operations and limitations, which is always affected by the lens that is attached. Participants will also learn the differences between lenses, and what type of lenses are actually needed for various forensic scenes.

Other areas, topics and practical exercises covered include:

  • The differences between full frame and cropped sensor
  • How to use spot-focus metering function and why it is important
  • Other types of equipment used in forensic photography, such as tripods, polarizer filters and external flashes
  • Painting-with-light
  • 360-degree panorama photography
  • HDR (high-dynamic range) photography
  • Proper use of scales
  • Isosceles triangle
Seminar details

Each time this seminar is offered, details such as dates, time, location, registration fees, continuing education units (CEUs) offered and relevant instructor information will be available on the registration form found in the calendar.

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Telephone 573-882-6021 or 800-825-6505
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