True and Accurate Police Photography, Part 4: Meter & Metering Modes

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 4: Metering Modes

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 4: Metering & Metering Modes Welcome back to our blog series on police photography. If you’re joining us for the first time, you can catch up by beginning with Part 1 of the series, here. Now, onto Part 4 – where we will discuss metering & metering modes Photography …

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Police Photography, Part 3: Camera Lenses

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 3: Camera Lenses

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 3: Camera Lenses In our first blog, we discussed camera modes and how to make the best choice as a forensic photographer. Then, in our most recent blog, we discussed the importance of making good photography choices – camera mode, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. An equally important, but …

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What technology has affected the criminal justice system?

  During this ‘age of tech,’ what technology has affected the criminal justice system?   Few aspects of life in the 21st century remain untouched by technology. Among the slowest to adapt, adopt, or innovate technology, is the criminal justice system. You’d think that would be the one we’d want to be the fastest. Instead, …

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Police Photography Camera Exposure Controls

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 2: Camera Exposure Controls

TANSTAAFL (There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch) This time-honored mnemonic applies to many fields. In photography, it means that everything is a trade-off. This is especially true in forensic photography, where a “true and accurate representation” is the price of admission to the courtroom. Many photographers try for their “free lunch” by …

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Police Photography - Camera Modes

True and Accurate Police Photography, Part 1: Camera Modes

Forensic photography is not snapshot photography. It’s intentionally not artful. It isn’t intended to show things in their best light. Done properly, it shows things exactly as they are. In court, that’s called a “true and accurate representation” of the subject. Police Photography is an essential task for crime scene documentation, yet is rarely mastered. …

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Pi Day – A mathematical constant

I’m mathematically confused. It’s my constant, and once a year, that’s okay. Married to a math teacher, I’ve spent more than 20 years nodding my head, feigning I know terms she throws around.  A result of her influence, I can claim some knowledge about three of them – tessellation, Fibonacci sequence, and Pi – or …

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How to Document a Crime Scene? What are the Critical Aspects of Evidence Collection

How to document a crime scene: what critical aspects of evidence collection must be included?   Crime scene documentation is a systematic and multifaceted process. Because a crime scene investigator’s “work product” is a public record that will likely be featured in some level of court proceeding, it is essential that documentation be thorough and …

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month & International Women’s Day: Equality shouldn’t have to be a fight Grow up in a house full of women as a boy, you can’t help but have sympathy for the cause. Equality. A concept, a weight, a calculation, a size, a quantity, a value, an issue. Throughout time it’s been debated, fought …

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How can you Recognize Law Enforcement Appreciation Day? From an Officer’s voice

Law enforcement. The thankless profession. Sure, there’s the occasional polite “Thank You” for services, and even the obligatory political citation for acts beyond the call of duty. But unless you’re a police officer, or member of a cop’s family, there’s no true understanding of what law enforcement goes through. Appreciation. Cops don’t expect it.  No …

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What is OSCR360? Everything to Everyone

What is OSCR360? Everything to Everyone

What is OSCR360? One tool that does everything. From Spork to Swiss army knife, since at least (201-300 A.D.) the human race has crammed convenience and functionality into singular forms. Whether gear, or strategic approach, today the “multi-tool” reigns supreme. In the public safety sector, the OSCR360 spherical photographic solution, began as a multi-tool, but …

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