This three-day course introduces the Investigator to the fundamentals of successfully documenting any scene with digital photography. The area of concentration will firstly be on the familiarization with a digital camera and its basic functions. Secondly, fundamentals in photography and basic photographic techniques will be introduced and demonstrated. Lastly, successfully utilizing the crime scene photography steps to properly document a scene, will be discussed and demonstrated. All of the subject matter will be reinforced with hands-on, practical exercises.
It is strongly encouraged for the student to attend class with the digital camera they will be utilizing on a daily basis. By doing so, the student will become more familiar with the equipment they will use professionally and in turn producing a better, high quality product.
Entry Level Standards:
This is an introductory course and no experience in digital photography or crime scene photography is required. However, with technology being what it is, if you haven't been to a photograpy course in the paast two years, you are falling behind in testimonial credibility and expertise. If you attend this class, a willingness and eagerness to learn is a must.
Digital Camera (DSLR or Point and Shoot)
Off Camera Flash
Removable Storage for Camera
Pen and Paper
Laptop Computer (optional)
Topics to be Covered:
Importance of Photography
How a Camera Works
Digital Camera Tour – Getting to Know Your Camera
Demystifying the Various Shooting Modes
Looking at the Lens
What the Flash Can Do for Me
Exposure Compensation/Exposure Value
Aperture/f-stop/Depth of Field
Equipment Needed for Success
Crime Scene Photography
Crime Scene Marker Placement
Low Light/Night Time Shooting
Motor Vehicle Photography
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