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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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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What is the role the firefighter plays in an arson investigation?

The Role the Firefighter Plays at an Arson Investigation

  A firefighter plays many roles throughout his career. What is the role the firefighter plays at an arson investigation? Lou Giancursio reflects on some of his past arson cases and the many hats he wore at the Rochester Fire Department.   My dad, retired Firefighter Louis Giancursio, was first hired in the late 1970’s. …

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OSCR visits New Haven, Connecticut

Where’s OSCR? Our Visit to Connecticut, the ‘Still Revolutionary’ State

  Earlier in December, OSCR and I had a chance to travel to New Jersey and Connecticut. We had a blast exploring this ‘Still Revolutionary’ state (obviously they’re revolutionary if they’re interested in OSCR)! The OSCR team even got the opportunity to meet the famous Dr. Henry Lee, who worked as thif youe Forensic Scientist …

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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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18+ Ways to Fund your OSCR360

18+ Ways to Fund your OSCR360

18+ Ways to Fund your OSCR360 OSCR360 has been traveling the country, assisting Officers with everything from crime scene documentation and active shooter pre-planning to arson investigations and hunting-related shootings and more. The OSCR360 capture kit and desktop software allows users to capture overalls of their scenes quickly, and then these 360-degree images act as …

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OSCR visits Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Where’s OSCR? Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Just a few short weeks ago, OSCR360 visited Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Check out what we learned on our trip to the central Pennsylvania region. First stop: Reading, PA. Known for its pretzels, being the only city in the country where you can start kindergarten and graduate from college on the same street, and having …

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Alex's New Partner OSCR360

Alexandra has a New Partner: OSCR360

Meet Alex’s new partner OSCR360. Where are they traveling next?   Travel. It’s this glorious concept. Exploring new places, new foods, new cultures (yes, even within the United States). It’s an exciting time for individuals to learn, grow, and evolve. Frankly, travel sounds wonderful.   Until it isn’t.   Those of you who travel for …

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Forensic Photography Refresher Course

Refreshing Forensic Photo Skills is a MUST for a Crime Scene Technician

  That little green AUTO icon on your camera is forensic evil.   If you’re a crime scene technician, you’ve heard this for years; yet you admit you didn’t listen. Human nature took over. Blame your ancestors if you wish. Laziness is a trait left over from our ancestors’ need to conserve energy to hunt. …

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