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.
Please fax documents to (979) 862-2788 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org two weeks prior to class start date.
Course Completion Requirements
- Must be licensed or certified peace officers with a current commission or non-commissioned personnel assigned to investigate/process crime scenes
- SLR camera (digital format highly recommended)
- Electronic flash
- Cable release
- Camera instruction manual
- Electronic flash instruction manual
- Extra batteries for camera and flash
- Laptop computer and photo card reader (for photo review)
- Macro lens, diopters, or extension tubes
- Color contrast filters
- Photographic (forensic) barrier filters
- Blue #47 glass filter for B&W film
- RM72 infrared glass filter
- Various light sources to paint with light: flash light, spotlight, pen light
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 crime scene investigations
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+ACE+International Association of Identification (IAI)