Forensic Photography


Forensic Photography

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What is Forensic-Photography?

Put simply, forensic photography (also known as forensic imaging or crime scene photography) relates to photography that is undetaken within a legal context, for example; providing an accurate visual record of an accident or crime scene.

In the process of aiding an investigation and/or legal proceedings in court, forensic photographers are called upon to photograph a wide range of subjects. These include:

  • Crime Scenes
  • Gunshot Wounds
  • Bitemarks
  • Weapons
  • Trace Evidence
  • Autopsy Procedures
  • Less obvious but equally important photographic protocols include taking pictures of mail and newspapers to help establish date of death and photographs taken from the perspective of witnesses at the time of the crime etc.

    Forensic-Photography Video

    Very useful video featuring professional photographer Anthony Maddaloni discussing the things you need to think about if you are considering a career in forensic-photography.

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    Access a range of quality forensic-photography related websites via the following link.

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    Essential Reading

    Forensic-Photography: Importance of Accuracy by Sanford L. Weiss

    Book Information

    Designed specifically for the forensic professional, this up-to-date, state-of-the art manual offers a complete look at forensic-photography. Its focus is not only on what to photograph, but also how to use the latest equipment and techniques to capture images that translate to the courtroom. Each chapter includes hands-on exercises and actual case studies that reinforce best practices and protocols.

    Its emphasis on accuracy reinforces how to overcome common roadblocks and its applications appeal to law enforcement personnel, firefighters, insurance investigators, and private detectives.

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    Forensic-Photography: Importance of Accuracy

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