Basic Evidence & Crime Scene Photography
Number: 693
MemberFee: No Fee
Contact: 309-268-8430 or mtu8training@heartland.edu

This workshop is designed to develop the forensic photography and scene documentation skills of the incident scene investigator. It presents detailed instruction in fundamental photographic principles and exposure to useful photographic accessories. The basic techniques and organized approach recommended for documenting incident scenes are introduced. In addition to novice crime scene specialists and forensic personnel, this training is well suited for investigators who have limited familiarity with photography equipment and would like to further enhance their skills.
Students will work through a number of practical exercises and receive immediate feedback from instructors. Their photos will be printed and returned to them while they are still participating in the workshop – allowing instructors the best opportunity to evaluate student work and help them correct any deficiencies. It also provides the student with permanent reference materials that can used in the field.
Areas of instruction include:
• Principles of Camera Operation
• Understanding Metering and Exposure
• Flash and Lighting Techniques
• Proper Lens Selection
• Technical Requirements for Crime Scene Photos
• Digital Imaging Issues
• Footwear Documentation
• Close-Up Photography
• Photography for Forensic Examination
• Special Equipment and Accessories
• Equipment Care and Maintenance
Required Equipment: Attendees will need to bring a camera (digital SLR preferred), a tripod and an off-camera flash.
Class size is limited.

Instructor & Location Date/Time
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.