Once an investigator has mastered basic forensic photography, there are advanced skills and techniques that can allow for greater effectiveness in documenting crime scenes and physical evidence. Participants will learn photographic techniques such as low light/nighttime, ultraviolet, infrared, and laser photography. Course instruction is through lecture, case review, and application exercises.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Forensic Photography II Course #40054.
- Licensed or certified peace officer with a current
commission employed by or attached to a law enforcement/investigative agency
- Civilian employed by a law enforcement/investigative agency
conducting investigative tasks or duties
- Nurse employed by a medical facility tasked with conducting
Please fax proof of course completion to (979) 862-2788 or
send an email to email@example.com
at least two weeks prior to class start date. Participants will be contacted
via email to confirm approval and admittance into course.
Course Completion Requirements
Student Must Provide
- Digital SLR camera
- Electronic flash
Class attendance is an essential part of the education
process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class
sessions and field exercises. The course
requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a
component of successful course completion.
During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance
requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
To receive course and TCOLE credit, participants employed by
or attached to law enforcement/investigative agencies must attend the class in
Student May Bring
- Cable release
- Macro lens, diopters, or extension tubes
- Color contrast filters
- Photographic (forensic) barrier filters
- Blue #47 glass filter
- RM72 infrared glass filter
- Camera instruction manual
- Electronic flash instruction manual
- Extra batteries for camera and flash
- Laptop computer and photo card reader (for photo review)
TopicsEquipment and basic exposure review +Macro photography+Nighttime photography+Reciprocity failure+Flash photography+Painting with light+Shooting reconstructions+Bloodstain photography+Ultraviolet and infrared photography+Photographic perspective
Law enforcement and non-commissioned personnel assigned to
investigative tasks and duties such as crime scene investigators, fire investigators, detectives, medicolegal
death investigators, patrol officers, corrections officers and forensic nurses
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+ACE+International Association of Identification (IAI)
- This course is presented in evening/nighttime hours. Review specific course delivery locations for class start / end time