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Crime Scene and Evidence Photography

Crime Scene Photography Evidence Photography

Evidence Photography — Basic Concepts

This presentation on basic concepts for photographing evidence includes number of photographs required, use of measuring and marking devices, position of camera and scales, exposure, lighting techniques and close-up equipment.

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Evidence Photography — Fingerprints

Learn how to photograph fingerprints.

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Evidence Photography — Footwear and Tire Track Impressions

Learn how to photograph footwear and tire track impressions.

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Evidence Photography — Alternate Light Sources

Learn how to photograph evidence using an alternate light source (forensic light source).

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Photographing Footwear Impressions

Learn how to photograph footwear impressions.

Crime Scene Photography — Vehicles

Topics: Photographing the interiors of vehicles and the use of a polarizing lens filter to cut reflections on glass.

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Photographing Bullet Trajectories

Topics: Photographing bullet trajectories using rods, string or lasers. Includes using Adobe Photoshop© to complete a laser trajectory photograph.

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Traffic Collision Photography

Topics: Photographing traffic collision scenes and related evidence.

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Using High Dynamic Range (HDR) in Crime Scene and Evidence Photography

HDR photography is a technique that is used to blend multiple images, taken at different exposures, and later combine them in post-processing. This can result in more detail visible in both the highlight and shadow areas of a photograph.

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Panoramic Photography for Crime Scenes

Panoramic photographs may be considered when taking overall (overview) photographs at some crime scenes.

Focus Stacking in Evidence Photography

Focus Stacking can help increase depth-of-field when doing macro or close-up evidence photography.

Crime Scene Photography — An overview

Chandler Police Department's Crime Scene Technician Lili Valdivia gives an overview of crime scene photography.