Crime Scene Photography Course
INTRODUCTIONThis course introduces students to the fundamental principles of crime scene photography, including techniques for documenting, capturing and analysing photographic evidence at a crime scene. Students will learn to use various photographic equipment and software tools commonly used in forensic investigations, as well as principles of composition and lighting that are relevant to crime scene photography. The course also covers ethical considerations and best practices in the use of photographic evidence in criminal investigations.
OBJECTIVEThe objectives of a Crime Scene Photography course typically include:
- Understanding the role of photography in forensic investigations: Students will learn how photography is used in crime scene investigations to document evidence, record details, and assist in the analysis of evidence.
- Mastering photography techniques and equipment: Students will learn how to use cameras, lenses, lighting, and other equipment to capture high-quality images of crime scenes and evidence.
- Developing skills in evidence collection and preservation: Students will learn how to document and collect physical evidence from crime scenes while adhering to established protocols and best practices.
- Understanding legal and ethical considerations: Students will gain an understanding of the legal and ethical considerations involved in crime scene photography, including privacy concerns and chain of custody requirements.
- Analyzing and interpreting photographic evidence: Students will learn how to analyze and interpret photographic evidence, including the use of photo-enhancement techniques and software.
- Communicating findings and conclusions: Students will learn how to effectively communicate their findings and conclusions to law enforcement personnel, attorneys, and other relevant parties.
COURSE CURRICULUMModule 1: Introduction to Crime Scene Photography
- Overview of the course and learning outcomes
- The role of photography in crime scene investigation
- The importance of accuracy and documentation in crime scene photography
- Overview of different types of photographic evidence that can be collected at a crime scene
- Techniques for capturing and documenting physical evidence
- The use of macro photography in forensic investigations
- The importance of composition and lighting in crime scene photography
- Principles of composition: framing, perspective, and focus
- Principles of lighting: direction, intensity, and color temperature
- Overview of different types of cameras and lenses used in forensic investigations
- Techniques for using tripods and lighting equipment in crime scene photography
- Best practices for maintaining photographic equipment
SOFTWARE/ MATERIALS USED
- Adobe Lightroom
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Premier Pro
- Adobe After Effects (Overview)
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 55 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 27
- Assessments Yes