The History of Crime Scene Photography

The History of Crime Scene Photography

What is the History of Crime Scene Photography? Where did it all begin? Belgian convicts and a persnickety French police records clerk can be credited with the very origins of modern crime scene photography. No, they didn’t invent it, but like any emerging technology, the way it was used put it on the map. First …

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Crime Scene Photography Color and white balance

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 5: Color and White Balance

True & Accurate Police Photography, Part 5: Color and White Balance 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. “They give us those nice bright colors  They give us the greens of summers  Makes …

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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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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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How to document a crime scene - evidence collection

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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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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